Romney gets personal, more likeable
September 1st, 2012
01:21 PM ET
2 years ago

Romney gets personal, more likeable

Washington (CNN) - Republicans expended enormous effort last week to make Mitt Romney more appealing to everyday America, and strategists believe that could pay dividends as the campaign moves into its next phase.

In his speech on Thursday night that was aimed at changing the dynamics of his campaign and painting who he would be as both a candidate and a commander-in-chief, Romney showed a more personal side.

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  1. doug

    Well since Obama stated that every American who doesn't agree with his left wing extremist ideology and hate filled great society genocide Democrat party is his enemy and they need to punished for their politics, does Romney really need to be more likeable?

    September 1, 2012 01:38 pm at 1:38 pm |
  2. RNC's movie moment: 'Empty Chair vs. Warm Stool' featuring Batty Harry!

    Likable?

    Certainly not any family that has a son or daughter in harm's way in Afghanistan or the thousands that have lost loved ones in that aren

    Mr 1% fails to mention the young Americans in harm's way in Afghanistan or those lives that were lost in the GOP started war.

    Too bad Afghanistan was not a polo match, something this arrogant, empty Brooks Brother suit cares about.

    He certainly does not care about the young folks battling for this country, if his "acceptance" speech is any indication.

    And "trust me" is not a definition of his vision for those Americans in harm's way.

    For shame.

    September 1, 2012 01:40 pm at 1:40 pm |
  3. myviewis

    "carries himself like a corporate chief executive, analysts say, which may be an asset in the complex world of governing" = jobs, jobs, jobs, jobs, jobs and for my small business = sales, sales, sales, expanding my business, hiring more people which we desperately need but our monies are tight and payroll is hard to meet and I just now wrote another check for my Local Business Tax.

    September 1, 2012 01:41 pm at 1:41 pm |
  4. doug

    Romney doesn't hate you and want to punish you and your family if you decide to vote for the other guy, since he has love in his heart and isn't guided by hate and lies, that makes him an evil man to the average Democrat.

    Every American who makes a positive contribution to society, those with love and compassion in their hearts have a moral obligation to vote Republican.
    No person who has decency would vote for Obama, Obama said in the fall of 2010 in his univision interview that he wants to punish every American who doesn't vote Democrat.

    September 1, 2012 01:43 pm at 1:43 pm |
  5. myviewis

    Of course it is an asset....."carries himself like a corporate chief executive, analysts say, which may be an asset in the complex world of governing" .... there is a reason why the President is called Commander in Chief.

    September 1, 2012 01:44 pm at 1:44 pm |
  6. Thomas

    After campaigning for eight years , he sure has opened up !

    He is more them human .

    September 1, 2012 02:18 pm at 2:18 pm |
  7. Namejkane fl SEND THE THREE TIME LOSER romney HOME AND MAKE IT FOUR.

    Romney the tax cheat is no more likable then when you showed him in the same picture six months ago . If you want your mom and dad kicked off soc sec and Medicare,vote for romney atkins BACHMANN Ryan ,the teaparty bums !!!!!

    September 1, 2012 02:32 pm at 2:32 pm |
  8. Gurgyl

    Tax cheat Bain capital. Watch YouTube when mitt Romney came to town, enjoy.

    September 1, 2012 02:39 pm at 2:39 pm |
  9. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    The only "Commander in Chief" I see in Mitt Romney is Commander in Chief of his five(5) sons who don't serve in our U.S. Military, voluntary or not.

    September 1, 2012 02:42 pm at 2:42 pm |
  10. Pete

    Who said he's more likable,his families mortician.Come on he's as stiff as a wooden puppet and the puppets more personable,knows more politically..He needs one of Bushs teachers to act like Bush,more presidential,people will relate to him then,relate to republicans ignorence,the same its been for decades,why buck it,Bush got there on lies he was a business man,why not that Mormon liar Romney!!He's got this far hasn't he!!!

    September 1, 2012 03:25 pm at 3:25 pm |
  11. rosie

    Are you kidding this man is as likeable as a lion in the wild

    September 1, 2012 03:46 pm at 3:46 pm |
  12. Desmond, a Canadian

    Interesting, how you operate: candidate makes it clear that his focus is himself and fellow- Billionaires. So people don't like him . Solution: Do a snow job on the people by wrapping the candidate up in deceptive "gift-wrap"

    September 1, 2012 04:18 pm at 4:18 pm |
  13. Don in Albuquerque

    Didn't work. Still the dynamic duds are both liars. That's what we learned.

    September 1, 2012 04:49 pm at 4:49 pm |