Time Magazine on Romney: 'Why don't they like me?'
December 1st, 2011
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Time Magazine on Romney: 'Why don't they like me?'

(CNN) - Time Magazine's latest cover is out, with a photo of Republican presidential contender Mitt Romney. The tag line: "Why don't they like me?"

In a blog post accompanying the cover's release, Time columnist Joe Klein writes, "Romney has problems he can't do anything about. He's wealthy, a member of the Establishment in a party that is trending very strongly toward right-wing populism. He's also a Mormon, which is rarely mentioned by Republicans, but is an obvious disadvantage among the party's evangelical protestant base."

Read the full post here. The magazine hits newsstands Friday.

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soundoff (18 Responses)
  1. Rudy NYC

    And that's just why the right wing doesn't like him. Liberals and moderates do not like him because he is a status quo conservative politician, out to double down on the policies that drove us into this mess and are keeping us mired in it.

    December 1, 2011 12:52 pm at 12:52 pm |
  2. Democrat Class Warfare - Destroying the economy, destroying the country

    Typical left wing rag cover... But not to worry, the country will easily vote for Mitt over the liar-in-chief we have now.

    December 1, 2011 12:53 pm at 12:53 pm |
  3. Democrat Class Warfare - Destroying the economy, destroying the country

    Hmmm... Couldn't the same cover be done with Obama??? He's polling in the 40's, or is it the 30s? Almost 30% of DEMOCRATS want somebody different to run.

    December 1, 2011 01:06 pm at 1:06 pm |
  4. Lynda/Minnesota

    "But he’s still spinning his wheels, and it’s getting worse–in the past month his support has dropped from the neighborhood of 25% nationally among Republicans, to 20% more or less, and he’s doing worse in all the early primary states, except New Hampshire, and even there Gingrich is gaining ground on him."

    This is exactly what happened to Romney in 2008. And unlike in 2008, Romney is starting to come unglued. Apparently, he really DID think he was heir apparent just going through the nomination motions without a care in the world. He is stumbling, becoming arrogant during interviews, and is proving himself to be an incredible jerk who comes across more as a whiner than a leader. Not good, especially now that he needs to address Newt - who might actually decide he really IS running for President and shake off his own lethargic "Book of the Month" club tour by getting down to the actual business of running a real campaign.

    December 1, 2011 01:09 pm at 1:09 pm |
  5. Jariv

    Romney 2012 ! If you really care about the country and not just your opinion and your ideas.

    December 1, 2011 01:12 pm at 1:12 pm |
  6. stevie

    That would be a great Time cover for Obama: "Why don`t they like me anymore??"

    December 1, 2011 01:16 pm at 1:16 pm |
  7. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    I am not fond of Mittens because he has no core values except to say what he thinks any small crowd wants to hear. The ABM (anybody but Mittens) campaign is a result of republicans disliking the spineless flip flopping jellyfish from MA. While the Kochs and the turd blossom Rove are salivating at the thought of running the country under the name of Mittens, it isn't going to happen.

    December 1, 2011 01:24 pm at 1:24 pm |
  8. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    Mittens is being rejected by 80% of his own party. Just by GOP voters alone, Rasmussen would put Mittens at a negative 60% approval rating. I am sure it is lower when you include democrats. Why would teabaggers want to waste their vote on a limp wristed failed career politician?

    December 1, 2011 01:27 pm at 1:27 pm |
  9. Peace

    People don't like you Romney because you are one of 1% while others (99%) sleep outside begging for help. You do not feel their pain now and you won't either if elected as President.

    December 1, 2011 01:34 pm at 1:34 pm |
  10. ConservaFASCISTS

    Wow! This moderator must not like me. They don't like you Willard because you're a mormon. Can't you see the comparison between you and Huntsman? You're not "True Blood" christian conservatives. The TEAvangelicals look at you and Hunstman as members of a cult. It is what it is.

    December 1, 2011 01:39 pm at 1:39 pm |
  11. GOP TeaParty Clown Car Last Men Standing...Myth the Flip Flopper vs. Newt the "Family Values" Bumble Bee

    People dont like you Myth Romney because you are a phoney....a fake plastic smile guy, a slick oil salesman with no core, no conviction and a man without a soul!!!

    When you Flip Flop every milliseconds on every major issues that affects American lives, we the voters will call you out on your BS!!!!

    December 1, 2011 01:40 pm at 1:40 pm |
  12. Tommy

    Mitt flip vs Mitt flop!!!!!!!!

    December 1, 2011 01:44 pm at 1:44 pm |
  13. Me in MN

    Mitt, when was the last time people trusted a used car salesman? There ya go!

    December 1, 2011 01:49 pm at 1:49 pm |
  14. Rudy NYC

    somebody wrote:
    Almost 30% of DEMOCRATS want somebody different to run.
    More than 75% fo REPUBLICANS want somebody else to run besides Romney.

    This is all too easy.

    December 1, 2011 01:49 pm at 1:49 pm |
  15. Jules

    Hey Rick old buddy, Try a comparison between the intrest rates under Carter and now. You will be surprised. Give me 4 more years of a guy smart enough to get the worst terrorists in the world without getting us into another long lasting war that kills people and drains our funds. Thanks to President Obama we didn't sink into a terrible depression and my 401k gained back the third of it I lost during the Bush admin. and then some. I trust Obama to do what is right for America and for middle class people like me.

    December 1, 2011 01:57 pm at 1:57 pm |
  16. Al-NY,NY

    ...because you're not "pure" Mittens. That's why. The american taliban (taking it's cue from 1930's Germany) is only looking for the true, hard core believers who adhere to their set of standards. I'm surprised they haven't come out with the medical tests (ie size and shape of the head) to weed out the undesirables

    December 1, 2011 02:07 pm at 2:07 pm |
  17. Ex-GOP Con

    Romney sat idly by and let the GOP be hijacked by the nutty right. That is why he will NEVER win the nomination and justly so. The nutty right will never accept a Mormon or a Muslim.

    December 1, 2011 02:09 pm at 2:09 pm |
  18. Jariv

    Mitt, Paul, Bachman, and Huntsman are the most Trustworthy of all. PERIOD. Mitt being in the front of the line.

    December 1, 2011 02:14 pm at 2:14 pm |