BLITZER'S BLOG: The next 10 days will be ugly
January 11th, 2012
03:42 PM ET
2 years ago

BLITZER'S BLOG: The next 10 days will be ugly

(CNN) – Allow me to insert some caution in assessing the Republican presidential campaign right now. As much as so many folks are already suggesting that Mitt Romney has it all but wrapped up, let me suggest that it's not over yet.

Sure Romney has a solid organization with lots of campaign cash. He's also blessed with a strong super PAC that can inflict major damage on his GOP rivals. And beyond that, he has some strong political instincts and a wonderful wife and family who are major weapons.

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  1. vic , nashville ,tn

    Knowing about a candidate is not ugly
    Campaign spending more money when economy is bad that is not ugly
    Media making money is not ugly
    Cleaning the closet is not ugly

    January 11, 2012 04:01 pm at 4:01 pm |
  2. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    Wolf, we have seen the ugliness of the Kochs, Rove, and the Mittens swift boat PAC, for several months. While beauty is only skin deep, the ugly of the Romney campaign goes all the way to the bone.

    January 11, 2012 04:05 pm at 4:05 pm |
  3. Truth and Nothing But the Truth

    Don't worry Wolfie baby, Romney can stand the heat and will become the nominee, much to Obama's dismay. He's just getting the machine and organization started and primed and will win the nomination hands down. Why do you think the Obama drones are out attacking him non-stop? Problem is the American people have become immune to the Obama Lie Machine.

    January 11, 2012 04:19 pm at 4:19 pm |
  4. Rudy NYC

    It has been very interesting to watch Republicans take their new pet monster, Citizens United, for a walk in their own backyards. They didn't realize that you cannot let thing get wet. They didn't realize that the thing cannot be leashed. It doesn't do as it is told, nor what is expected fo it. Best of all, it doesn't discriminate when it BITES people.

    January 11, 2012 04:19 pm at 4:19 pm |
  5. Just asking

    Which branchs of service are Mitts five (5) healthy boys in ? Proud American Patriot.

    January 11, 2012 04:30 pm at 4:30 pm |
  6. Truth and Nothing But the Truth

    Just asking – Which branchs of service are Mitts five (5) healthy boys in
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    the same one Obama belonged to!

    January 11, 2012 04:35 pm at 4:35 pm |
  7. Truth and Nothing But the Truth

    Just asking – Which branchs of service are Mitts five (5) healthy boys in
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    and the same one Bill Clinton belonged to!

    January 11, 2012 04:37 pm at 4:37 pm |
  8. Anonymous

    Tax returns!!!!

    January 11, 2012 04:38 pm at 4:38 pm |
  9. Indy

    Romey can run on :Corporations are my freinds, people

    January 11, 2012 04:47 pm at 4:47 pm |
  10. The Greedy Old Pigs have declared class war on US!

    "Problem is the American people have become immune to the Obama Lie Machine."

    LOL! Funny stuff coming from a Fakes News propaganda manure-spreader. And, by the way, it's not a lie to point out Mittens is an elitist puppet for the corrupt puppeteers behind the GOBP deathcult. Let's see his tax returns! The dudes a cold-blooded snakeoil salesman who cares only for the greedy and not the needy. You can't name a single sacrifice he's called on the wealthy to share with the rest of us.

    January 11, 2012 04:50 pm at 4:50 pm |
  11. Sniffit

    "Honestly Sniffin, chasing me around topics to post insults and factless avoidance of the topic responses??? I guess Obama losing in the polls in FL has got you all upset."

    Dude. What's so hard for you about paying attention and understanding/accepting facts? You just tried to attack me by claiming that I'm upset over "Obama losing in the polls in FL," when on the same CNN Ticker TODAY there was an article posted showing poll results that have Obama and Mittens and Obama and Santorum in statistical ties in the state. Seriously...if you want to debate and disagree and whatever, that's fine...but just inventing whatever "facts" you think you need to support your talking points and ad hominem, that's dishonest and delusional.

    January 11, 2012 04:54 pm at 4:54 pm |
  12. Sniffit

    "Why do you think the Obama drones are out attacking him non-stop?"

    Because they simply had the accuracy of foresight to know who they'd end up battling it out against in 2012 and didn't want to waste time and resources attacking the rest of the GOP/Teatroll hopefuls they accurately foresaw had no chance of winning. It's a pragmatic compaign strategy that has nothing to do with "who they fear most"...rather, it simply has to do with "whose gonna be the guy we have to beat?" At a soccer tournament, do you get the ball and kick it into the goal on some team that's not even who you're playing...not even on your field? No. Same thing. They recognized, acknowledged, prepared for and began addressing the eventuality of Mittens getting nominated.

    January 11, 2012 04:58 pm at 4:58 pm |
  13. Scott

    Truth and Nothing But the Truth...
    I bet you were the kid in class, who as soon as he got in trouble for pulling on a girls hair, you instantly turn around and tell everyone that the innocent kid next to you was doing the same thing, instead of just doing the right thing and admitting your guilt...

    January 11, 2012 05:06 pm at 5:06 pm |
  14. diridi

    kick this Bain-Capital, go for "Made in America". God bless.

    January 11, 2012 05:10 pm at 5:10 pm |
  15. Sniffit

    "BLITZER'S BLOG: The next 10 days will be ugly"

    Wouldn't be half so foul if you'd get the cameras and reporters out of the GOP/Teatroll primary's anus and start reporting more on substantive issues.

    January 11, 2012 05:12 pm at 5:12 pm |
  16. Scott

    Truth and Nothing But the Truth
    Just asking – Which branchs of service are Mitts five (5) healthy boys in
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    and the same one Bill Clinton belonged to!

    The branches of service that both Clinton and Obama served, its called the executive branch. Ever hear of it? yeah, thanks, k, bye.

    January 11, 2012 05:13 pm at 5:13 pm |
  17. Mitt you got some explaining to do? Realease your taxes!

    Yep! Romney is a "Vulture" capitolist. Romney was ask, what would you do to solve the housing crisis. Romney , "let the hoYepuse forclosure so investor will buy them up". When Romney was the head of Bain Capitol that was their business model. Gov. Perry said, I quote,"Bain Capitol is a "vulture" it's wait for the companies to get sick, swoop in pick over the carcuss and leave the skeleton". The best quote to discribe Bain Capitol.

    January 11, 2012 05:25 pm at 5:25 pm |
  18. me

    last I checked the executive branch is NOT a branch of the military. But then again what does a military vet know? aparently more than the o'bama boosters

    January 11, 2012 05:53 pm at 5:53 pm |
  19. The Greedy Old Pigs have declared class war on US!

    Psychopathic corporate predators always look ugly. No amount of lipstick, mom jeans and checked shirts can change that.

    January 11, 2012 06:09 pm at 6:09 pm |
  20. Indy

    The ugly truth is Romney is bragging about his job creations skills but he was just the financer for these companies that did the actual job creation, Romney did not hire one Domino's or Staples employee he was simply the one that put the financing together.

    January 11, 2012 06:15 pm at 6:15 pm |
  21. Mase

    Has anyone ever notice that Mitt never will say God Bless America after he talks to a large crowd! Mormons are different that never say the word God.

    January 11, 2012 06:16 pm at 6:16 pm |
  22. Stephanie

    Mitt Romney wins by fraud- creating a perception of popularity and being the inevitable nominee. 75% of voters did NOT vote for him in Iowa (despite campaigning for years and with millions), 65% did not vote for him in New Hampshire despite it being his "home' state. The other candidate are correct to expose Mitt's fraud and arrogance. Mitt attacked Gingrich ruthlessly in Iowa...now it's Mitt's term to be exposed for the elitist he is. How can the GOP and tea party supporters get behind this millionaire who is so out of touch and insensitive to the struggles of the middle class? Get over yourself, Mitt..you are not entitled to anything.

    January 11, 2012 07:16 pm at 7:16 pm |
  23. Larry L

    @Truth and Nothing But the Truth

    Just asking – Which branchs of service are Mitts five (5) healthy boys in
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    the same one Obama belonged to!
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    As usual you miss the point. Mitt Romney is already painting himself as in favor of military action against Iran. President Obama has never been a "chicken hawk" but took the two conflicts Bush started and managed them masterfully – becoming the terrorist's worst nightmare. Don't waste your time questioning my ability to make that evaluation – you're not in the right league to defend that challenge. Trust me on this one.

    I don't recall seeing President Obama parading around on an aircraft carrier declaring "victory" for a war he never had a plan to complete. If you support the Republican's efforts to initiate military operations in Iran you can show your sincerity by enlisting or if age is a problem, send your children.

    January 11, 2012 08:13 pm at 8:13 pm |