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What advice would you give Mitt Romney?
February 9th, 2012
03:42 PM ET

What advice would you give Mitt Romney?

FROM CNN's Jack Cafferty:

Mitt Romney has been running for president for six years – and he still can't seal the deal.

After losing the Republican nomination to John McCain in 2008, Romney became the presumptive nominee this time around.

The problem is, no one told the rank-and-file Republicans.

And instead of a coronation for Romney, Republican voters have spent the past year holding tryouts for candidates to fill the anyone-but-Romney slot.

They’ve gone from Rick Perry to Michele Bachmann, Herman Cain, Newt Gingrich and now Rick Santorum.

And if Santorum's sweep this week didn't shake Romney up, it should have. Compared with Romney, Santorum has little money or organization. But conservative voters like him.

For many, the bottom line is that Romney just hasn't been able to connect. He is seen as out of touch, too scripted and even aloof.

Think about the infamous $10,000 bet he offered during one debate or his comment that he's not that worried about the very poor.

Furthermore, it's not really clear what Romney's message is, other than attacking President Obama. As Howard Kurtz writes in the Daily Beast, Romney "lacks an animating idea that would bring voters to their feet."

Romney is still the likely Republican nominee. However, with low voter turnout and a lack of enthusiasm among Republicans, there are signs that he might not fare that well against Obama.

InTrade, the online betting site with a high accuracy in predicting elections, puts Obama's chances of winning in November at 60%. Romney's odds are only 32%.

Here’s my question to you: What advice would you give Mitt Romney?

Tune in to the Situation Room at 5pm to see if Jack reads your answer on air.

And, we love to know where you’re writing from, so please include your city and state with your comment.

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  1. David

    Drop out of the race. You need therapy for your congenital lying.

    February 9, 2012 at 12:56 pm |
  2. tom bulger, Canandaigua, NY

    I'd advise him that life being short he should put his money and attention toward researching a cure for Multiple Sclerosis. At the end of his days, he'll regret wasting his money on a lost cause when it could have saved lives. Romney surely knows he's not going to beat the president.

    February 9, 2012 at 1:03 pm |
  3. Russ in PA

    Endorse Ron Paul for President. Then we'll know he has a heart and soul.

    Ron Paul in 2012...

    February 9, 2012 at 1:07 pm |
  4. HJ - Saint Paul, MN

    The purpose of government is to serve the people, not the leaders. Elect this guy and he'll make sure to change that.

    February 9, 2012 at 1:10 pm |
  5. Susan-NJ

    The advice I would give Mitt Romney is quit and give Santorum the chance to beat Obama.

    February 9, 2012 at 1:11 pm |
  6. David R Bebeau,Springfield Missouri

    You've been running for president for 20 years.Please Stop!! Go home and relax and be happy.
    David

    February 9, 2012 at 1:12 pm |
  7. Gerry

    Hang in there till the end. You never know when or which candidate will shoot themselves in the foot. Romney may be the last candidate standing.

    Gerry
    Arizona

    February 9, 2012 at 1:15 pm |
  8. Jk from Minnesota

    Come clean with your off shore accounts and whether you've paid tax on the money and agree all income should be taxed as earned income. That would be a start; I think he's done too much collateral damage to his case. I could not consider voting for him.

    February 9, 2012 at 1:23 pm |
  9. John from Alabama

    Jack: I would tell Mit Romney that its going to be along and winding road to the Republican nomination for President of the United States. Mit needs to ask himself does he have the money, resolve, and message to be the president. I believe there will have to be a compromise between the conservatives and Mit Romney. Romney might have to take a conservative for a Vice Presidential candidate. Mitt needs to remember that Newt will do well in the south. All this work just to lose to Barack Obama, so sad.

    February 9, 2012 at 1:31 pm |
  10. Conor in Chicago

    Romney doesn't need any advice. He's already got this thing locked up. This Presidental election will be "won" by whoever buy's off the right amount of judges, IT techs, and political operators. You can see it in his face when he speaks. It's like he's bored going through the motions of campaigning when he knows that the person who will win the presidency is the guy who assembles (and pays) the best team to flip enough electronic voting machines in swing states-not how many votes you get. This country hasn't had an election since 2000.

    February 9, 2012 at 1:32 pm |
  11. Jenna Roseville CA

    What advice would you give Mitt Romney?

    Open up that BIG wallet of yours and keep your mouth SHUT. You're a Repulican you know you can buy this election but if you keep putting that HUGE golden Foot in your mouth money won't help you!

    Jenna
    Roseville CA

    February 9, 2012 at 1:32 pm |
  12. Tom in Desoto, Tx

    Santorum won 3 states by a narrow margin in two. Regroup, and move to the next states. Everyone always talks about money is the fuel, Rommey can out last them all.

    February 9, 2012 at 1:33 pm |
  13. Nate NC

    Keep campaigning, I hope you win the Republican nomination. Then you can lose to someone who atleast tries to care about the poor.

    -A POOR GUY

    February 9, 2012 at 1:36 pm |
  14. mike halter

    Jack being a Obama supporter I would tell him to keep pandering to the far right so he would loose most Independents votes.
    Mike Largo Florida

    February 9, 2012 at 1:37 pm |
  15. Paul Weller

    Mitt, you've been playing this game for six years now and constantly played a different card each hand. Fold 'em and go home, spend your money on something worthwhile.
    Paul Weller, Merriwether District, SC

    February 9, 2012 at 1:37 pm |
  16. Randy

    Quit running for public office. With George w. And now you, I'm getting the feeling that our so called ivy league institutes of higher learning are turning out decade after decade of privileged morons. Now our government is filled with legacy and politically connected "graduates" who couldn't run a pretzel stand much less a government. If you would like to preserve the illusion that we're turning out the "best and brightest", take your ill-gotten millions and disappear before someone realizes that you and your Ilk have never "earned" a dime in your life.

    February 9, 2012 at 1:38 pm |
  17. JD in NH

    Go home – any one of them will do – enjoy your family, spend your millions and live out the rest of your life with some self-respect. To have this result after campaigning for years and years on end is an embarrassment.

    February 9, 2012 at 1:38 pm |
  18. -Jim

    Put on some cool shades and a five o'clock shadow!

    February 9, 2012 at 1:39 pm |
  19. Mel - Houston

    Hunker down and try to find a positive message that conservatives can identify with. This is going to be difficult since conservatives are so full of hate. The list of things they hate is long and the list of solutions is quiet short. A quote by a fictional character in Star Wars seems to fit them. “Fear is the path to the dark side. Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering.” The conservatives are definently suffering now.

    February 9, 2012 at 1:40 pm |
  20. Bill of New Mexico

    1.) See the light, convert, and be born again!

    2.) Continue to hammer Santorum for his (pork barrelling,) raising the debt ceiling, and being a DC insider.

    3.) Hammer Newt for being Newt.

    4.) Pledge to be conservative from this point on.

    5.) Pledge to cut taxes.

    6.) Become a Tea Partier and outdo them.

    February 9, 2012 at 1:43 pm |
  21. Wilene Rushing

    Be more patriotic than the other candidates. US citizens love our country and we want our candidates to express that in their speeches.

    February 9, 2012 at 1:43 pm |
  22. Gary - Woodhaven, Michigan

    Maybe three's the charm. 2016 here you come.

    February 9, 2012 at 1:45 pm |
  23. Daniel M

    Please stop while you're ahead... oh wait you're not anymore!!!
    Better luck next time Romney. Maybe the third time will be the charm.

    February 9, 2012 at 1:47 pm |
  24. Ram Riva

    Get out of the GOP presidential nomination race.....enjoy your wealth...and flat out retire!!....throw your gigantic ego out the window...you lost in 2008 to McCain and now you either going to lose to Santorum – Gingrich even to Rand Paul...or going to get grilled by President Obama in a national election....the US electorate is going to learn where your millions came from....and they're not going to like it.....get out now while you are ahead.....

    February 9, 2012 at 1:47 pm |
  25. Annie, Atlanta

    Live in a third floor walk up in a poor neighborhood with your wife for a week, with no job, no money, no means to get around, and food stamps for your only sustenance. No phone, no car, no jet, none of those things. Maybe he could dig deep and pull out enough empathy for his fellow man to make him appear human again, though I doubt it at his age.

    February 9, 2012 at 1:52 pm |
  26. Gary H. Boyd

    My advice to Mitt: You were getting close to the goal line but fumbles have cost you. It's 3rd and 20 and you're back to mid-field so punt it deep and, if the defense holds, you'll get the ball back. Then you can try an end run because the game plan's got problems and your fans are getting nervous.

    Gary in Scottsdale, Arizona

    February 9, 2012 at 1:56 pm |
  27. Pete in Georgia

    What advice ??
    Simple.
    Stand in front of the American people and announce that you can't promise perfection, the kind of perfection Americans have been duped and conditioned by the media and entertainment industry, making any mortal human being look inadequate.
    Just simply admit that as a patriotic American you will do everything in your power, with every fibre of your being, to bring America back to greatness and freedom from a runaway power hungry BIG GOVERNMENT.

    February 9, 2012 at 2:07 pm |
  28. Noel Sivertson New Mexico

    keep pluggin away! The more of you the better. The more Republican chaos we see in these primaries the more ammunition the Obama campaign gets for the general election. I only wish Herman Cain had stayed in and was still contributing to the show. When the Republicans sent Jon Huntsman packing they lost the only real chance they had for November..

    February 9, 2012 at 2:07 pm |
  29. Rick (MA)

    Romney's shot himself in the foot by declaring he doesn't care for the poor blah blah blah. Even if he gets the nomination he's too darned rich for his own good. Americans don't want a money-bags in office who cares only for his very rich pals, they know better, really. Obama will beat Romney hands down.

    February 9, 2012 at 2:11 pm |
  30. Jeff Block

    Do a leveraged buyout of Rick Santorum...and then fire him!

    February 9, 2012 at 2:14 pm |
  31. Karl in Flint

    As my grandma would say, it's time for Mitt to do something or get off the pot. Enough bashing already. If you are elected president, what do you plan to do with your four years? We are tired of hearing about the past, that is no clue as to your intentions tell us what your future plans are.. Either tell us what you will do as president, or get out of the race. We are tired of the bashing reruns.

    February 9, 2012 at 2:17 pm |
  32. Robbie Z.

    Jack,

    Governor Romney all ready has released his tax returns from the last two years. My advice for him would be release your tax returns from the last 10 years or better yet 20 years. Heck Jack he should release them all. I feel that the American people deserve to know the all money behind "MONEY MAN MIT."

    He likely will become the G.O.P nominee and has the best chance of being the president in the election this November.

    Robbie

    Fridley Minnesota

    February 9, 2012 at 2:17 pm |
  33. Richard Texas

    Romney is persistent but other then that he has nothing to offer that people really want to support. What Romney is lacking is a George Bush to go after. That is what got Obama elected. Not that Obama was anything special but that he was not George Bush or a republican. It is almost 4 years later and now the republicans want control once again. Romney being a republican has to convince America to give them another chance. That is what he is lacking.

    February 9, 2012 at 2:20 pm |
  34. LA Belle

    If Romney is not worried about the poor, it's a big give-away about who he will protect. Since he ignores a portion of the population that are struggling, he will not fix this country's problems. So he should just go home and count his money until after November.

    February 9, 2012 at 2:20 pm |
  35. Rick McDaniel

    How can you tell someone to get some real personality?

    Romney simply comes across as plastic, secretive, and too rich to have any idea how real people feel. Everyone knows it, and that is why he does not resonate with voters, at all, and why the republican establishment made a huge mistake to pick him, to back.

    All we really know about this guy, after years of public exposure, is he got rich, and how he did that, he wasn't want to share.

    His record as a governor was so-so at best. His record with the Olympics is "he turned it around"? What kind of explanation is that?

    What do the voters REALLY know about this guy?

    February 9, 2012 at 2:22 pm |
  36. Doug Ericson

    I would advise Mitt Romney, to commit to ending the selling of Pooled Mortgage Securities. He does that, he is our next President. But I don't think he has the apricots. Doug, Pepperell, MA.

    February 9, 2012 at 2:27 pm |
  37. Duane North Dakota

    Jack: Romney needs to go home. He is just another elitist politician who assumes he is entitled to be president of the United States. He does not know what it is like to work for a living nor does he even know where his money comes from. He thinks that $10,000 dollars is mere pocket change and has no qualms firing people on a whim—he likes it. Our government is so lost, I may not vote. Is there a worthy Republican out there that can save us from ourselves?

    February 9, 2012 at 2:29 pm |
  38. rex in portland, oregon

    My advice to Mitt Romney:

    No-one wants you as president, Mr. Romney. Quit. Take your dull persona and flipflop off into the suinset counting your money. We all know that you would have been the best ever at sucking all assets of the poor and middle classes up intothe coffers of the very rich very iimportant very powerful people of the world, but at this time we the people just do not choose this. Sorry. G'bye.

    February 9, 2012 at 2:29 pm |
  39. Ed from California

    Go seek some counseling for your Narcissism. Willard, Pres. Obama is in. Save your money and just give it to your therapist. And take Noot along with you.

    February 9, 2012 at 2:30 pm |
  40. Bizz, Quarryville Pennsylvania

    All of Romney's life he was used to getting anything he wanted. In his world when you wanted something you bought it. When someone did not perform to your liking you fired them. He bought and sold companies and did what he wanted to with them. Now that he is running for president he doesn't know how to relate to people who are not wealthy and are struggling to make a living. I am a retired citizen living on a fixed income and when I look at Romney, I think this man doesn't have a clue of what my life is about. That is something I don't think Romney can change it is in his personality and that will be his downfall.

    February 9, 2012 at 2:30 pm |
  41. MYSTEROIUS

    Stay on course. Keep up the good work, Mitt!!!

    February 9, 2012 at 2:32 pm |
  42. Steve

    Stop sounding like Thomas E. Dewey, who also was supposed to easily defeat an unpopular democratic President by just saying things like "...I believe in an America that Americans believe in..."

    IL

    February 9, 2012 at 2:42 pm |
  43. Dan in Albuquerque

    Give up, Mitt. Large segments of the GOP don't like you. And, the rest of the people have seen your flip-flopping on all kinds of major issues. You also have no plan to save the economy that works. You are no match for Obama.

    February 9, 2012 at 2:42 pm |
  44. Ed from MD

    Short of giving away all his millions to the poor I think he's done after his "not concerned about the very poor" comment.

    February 9, 2012 at 2:44 pm |
  45. Paul - North Carolina

    Try telling the truth; just once.

    February 9, 2012 at 2:44 pm |
  46. Wm in S. TX

    Jack,
    Mr. Romney needs to double down. Spend more cash, buy more ads, get more PR firms in local districts. The electorate can be bought just as all elected candidates are now. Remember money has free speech rights and does not have to say where it came from, the US or anywhere in the world. Spend, Mitt, spend, You have access to much, much cash.

    February 9, 2012 at 2:47 pm |
  47. Steve

    You can't give Romney any advice. The press controls who wins. Romney is more qualified than McCain, and more qualified than Obama. You couldn't tell the press that in 2008 and you can't tell the press that today. The Democrat reporters on TV are bad mouthing Romney because they are afraid of him. They try to find anything possible that's negative about Romney and glorify it morenegative.. Why do you think the Liberal press is pushing Ron Paul? Reason the old phart is not electable. They would love to have him run as an Independent, which would split the Republican vote. If the the Press can glorify Romney like they do Obama, Romney would get 70% of the vote in November..
    Basically the press is dividing the country and hurting it more than the the lying politicians.

    February 9, 2012 at 2:48 pm |
  48. Reid from Margate, FL

    I'd tell Mitt to get specific on his economic ideas. Just declaring Obama's performance bad and then saying. "We need someone who knows how to get this economy moving again," is not enough. The question is, what will you do differently? We want the details. What will you do that is NOT just warmed over, failed, trickle-down economics? What will you do that will really help average Americans and not just the fat cats funding your campaign?

    February 9, 2012 at 2:54 pm |
  49. Larry in Houston

    What advice would you give Mitt Romney?
    WoW ! That's a loaded Question. His negatives are exactly what you said in your article. 10K bet / the poor comment / can't really connect / and can't "seal the deal" –
    His positives are : Money – to saturate & blanket the TV & Radio Waves ) (honetly can't think of anything else)
    but you're asking : What advice would I give Mitt ? Answer: I honestly don't have any advice for the guy, to be perfectly honest. I guess maybe he needs to withdraw the "resources" from the cayman Islands, and if he wants to win like he did in Florida, he may have to use those "resources" to buy more ads. Hope that makes some sense.

    February 9, 2012 at 2:55 pm |
  50. Kevin in CA

    Loose the standard Republican plank boilerplate answers. Actually have a viable, implementable, detailed plan to save and create jobs. "We'll cut taxes on corporations and that will create jobs" doesn't fly. Especially since most corporations effectively pay little or no tax.

    February 9, 2012 at 2:57 pm |
  51. Larry in Houston

    What advice would you give Mitt Romney?
    WoW ! That's a loaded Question. His negatives are exactly what you said in your article. 10K bet / the poor comment / can't really connect / and can't "seal the deal" –
    His positives are : Money – to saturate & blanket the TV & Radio Waves ) (honetly can't think of anything else)
    but you're asking : What advice would I give Mitt ? Answer: I honestly don't have any advice for the guy, to be perfectly honest. I guess maybe he needs to withdraw the "resources" from the cayman Islands, and if he wants to win like he did in Florida, he may have to use those "resources" to buy more ads. Hope that makes some sense.

    I honestly cannot see why someone would want to spend Millions on a 400K a yr Job, Jack. I guess it must be all about Power, and getting Government Jobs for everyone you know, not to mention all of THEIR Friends, and Relatives

    February 9, 2012 at 2:59 pm |
  52. Terry Wells -Hoosier Hillbilly-Greensburg,IN

    Go home..Call Trump..see if he needs help in 'screwing' the public and 'flip-floping' because you're both experts at both..
    partner-up! Go to Vegas and build =TRUMP-ROMoney=

    February 9, 2012 at 3:01 pm |
  53. Jennifer M in Winnipeg

    If Romney makes it as the Republican choice to go agains Obama, my advice to him is, "fasten your seatbelts, it's going to be a bumpy ride."

    February 9, 2012 at 3:07 pm |
  54. Cy Gardner

    Mitt, buy yourself a pair of shorts, a tropical billowy shirt and go visit your money in the Cayman Islands. This is not the year that a majority of Americans will want a wealthy venture capitalist to take over the reins of our government. If women rejected me the way voters regularly reject you, I'd join a monastery. But, you got money, go pay it a visit. cy from arlington, va

    February 9, 2012 at 3:07 pm |
  55. Larry Feierstein-Denver

    My advice- either get a personality transplant, or get out. It now appears that there is no acceptable nominee, and a brokered convention will present a brand new faux conservative with a personality and a plan. Mitt will run again in 2016,as he becomes the Harold Stassen of the 21st century. Get ready for Mitch or Chris, just wait and see.

    February 9, 2012 at 3:08 pm |
  56. Peggy Gartman

    I would tell Mitt that he must immediately do three things:
    1. For the love of all that is Holy, change your stump speech. I want to hear a speech that inspires me. I don't necessarily want to hear the candidate sing America the Beautiful. I love this country too, but this isn't American Idol...Randy isn't going to choose if you're going to Washington.
    2. There's an old saying that goes, "I don't care how much you know till I know how much you care." With your proven ability to take care of people as Bishop and Stake President, I KNOW you care about people. Find a way to show it...demonstrate your caring. Find the guy who needed the job (from the debate) and get him one.
    3. UNEQUIVOCALLY state what EXACTLY you would do to help the economy....in cold, clear terms. You can't base a successful campaign on negative views of the other candidates UNLESS you can show a positive reason for your own candidacy. In this instance, the most important issue is the economy. Answer the question: What exactly would you do to get jobs. Good Luck Mitt, I'll be hoping and praying for you.

    February 9, 2012 at 3:09 pm |
  57. Cy Gardner

    IMitt, I suggest you have your people make some calls and line up a spot for you on Dancing With the Stars. Hurry up, before Newt beats you to it. cy from arlington,va

    February 9, 2012 at 3:09 pm |
  58. Bill (Tacoma)

    Instead of attempting to take on or challenge the President of the USA; he needs to concentrate fully on his GOP opponents.

    February 9, 2012 at 3:10 pm |
  59. Ann from Charleston SC

    My advise to Romney is to hang in there – the wind is constantly shifting in this race. However, my advice comes from the point of view of someone who intends to vote for Obama, but just in case Obama loses, I would rather see Romney become president than Santorum, Paul, or most espcially Gingrich who are just too radical for me.

    February 9, 2012 at 3:11 pm |
  60. Jerry D. Carson City

    Let's make one thing clear, Mitt Romney is NOT a conservative, just like his latest endorser, Donald Trump. Just because someone tells you they are a conservative or Republican, you're just a RINO (republican In Name Only). Why can't we just have a Constitutionalist that let's us all keep our money, instead of special interest & party gimmicks taking turns stealing from US. I'm getting dizzy with this Pendulum swinging Far Right/Far Left every 4 years!

    February 9, 2012 at 3:13 pm |
  61. Ed from Texas

    I would tell him not to feel too bad. The Tea Party has moved the Republican party so far to the right that Dwight Eisenhower, Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan and George Herbert Walker Bush would have trouble winning the Party's nomination, too.

    February 9, 2012 at 3:15 pm |
  62. Robert Davis

    I'd say to Romney: Even Ralph Nader knew when to quit.

    February 9, 2012 at 3:16 pm |
  63. Cy Gardner

    Mitt, why President? A guy with your looks, money and influential friends could do almost anything else. You could replace Regis with Kelly Ripa. 25% of the people in the GOP might buy a used car from you. You'd look great modeling clothes in the JC Penney catalog or posing for the photo that will come with my next new wallet. But president and singer are not the jobs for you. cy from arlington, va

    February 9, 2012 at 3:21 pm |
  64. John Blythe

    I would tell Mitt Romney to follow the lead of Ron Paul's ideals to implement "real change". What we have right now Jack is an empty suited rubber-stamp like Obama running for re-election who hasn't done anything meaningful since he entered the office; then on the GOP front, we have a liberal Republican like Romney who is not going to garner the conservative vote; Gingrich is pretty much a hypocrite and Santorum is a typical war-mongering "Bush Baby" and both will deter independent voters... once again, we have puppets running for President. When will we have free elections in this country? – John in Lake Isabella, California

    February 9, 2012 at 3:28 pm |
  65. Wilhelm von Nord Bach

    I would give him the same advice my golf teaching pro gave me back in 1989 when I was having problems with my game, Jack. "Take Two Weeks OFF and Then QUIT!!!".

    btw, I TOOK his advice and it was one of the BEST "life style" moves I ever made. I get more exercise with an hour at the gym three or four times a week then I used to get with a whole day wasted at a golf course.

    February 9, 2012 at 3:29 pm |
  66. bud rupert

    Quit trying to be perfect and just be yourself. The coutry is looking for a solutions orinted leader. If that means being a litlle liberal on some issues and little conservative on others that works for me.....Because whover gets in the Oval Office that's exactly what they should be doing anyway

    February 9, 2012 at 3:30 pm |
  67. Deb in MT

    I'd like to tell Willard to put everything he owns–money, homes,etc–in some sort of inaccessible lockbox, then quit the race and get a job at McDonald's. Four years of that, and he might just human up enough to connect with the rest of us (you know, the people who don't have a net worth greater than that of some small countries).

    It also wouldn't hurt if at least one of his pampered, trust fund sons joined the Marines and went to experience all the 'glories' of war that the GOPers seem to love.

    February 9, 2012 at 3:31 pm |
  68. Jeff In Minnesota

    "Santorum's sweep"? Really? Santorum won a bunch of beauty contests with almost no delegates involved. Romney has nothing to worry about from Santorum, so don't even go there like it means something. This is what is wrong with our political process. We in the middle let the far extremes of society select the people to run our country. It's time for the middle to get back into control and tell the extremes on both sides to shut up and sit in the corner and be quiet. It is always comical, and really quite stupid when you think about it when we finally get to the general election and you see the candidates quickly ditch the extremes of their respective parties and then try to come to the middle.

    February 9, 2012 at 3:33 pm |
  69. Democrat1969

    Quit while you're ahead!

    February 9, 2012 at 3:42 pm |
  70. Pete from Florida

    My advice to Mitt is, "You doing a heckuva job, Willard; stay the course!".....but don't give up your day-job!

    February 9, 2012 at 3:43 pm |
  71. Wes

    Call it quits. Although he is the most likely candidate, and the one who even stands a ghost of chance of winning, he still does not have what it takes to go toe to toe with the President. He should gracefully remove himself from the race. Although it will be embarrassing, it is not going to be nearly as embarrassing, as it will be when he gets his butt handed to him in the general election by President Obama. Romney may be a good manager, but he is not ready for the presidency and he certainly is not ready to debate with President Obama. Ultimately what ever his decision is and no matter who becomes the republican nominee Obama is going to mop the floor with them. Go Obama / Biden 2012

    February 9, 2012 at 3:44 pm |
  72. Abdiwali

    Be real! Be honest with the American people....that is all.

    February 9, 2012 at 3:45 pm |
  73. ginny

    Mitt, Quit while you're ahead. Do the voters a favor as well as yourself.

    February 9, 2012 at 3:46 pm |
  74. Faye in Utah

    Please do not blame bias against your faith when you lose the election for the GOP. Surely, you possess enough insight to know voters recognize a person without a core or fixed principles-one who will say anything to win?

    February 9, 2012 at 3:46 pm |
  75. Senor Ed

    I would suggest he get some underwear with a little more magic. The ones he has now seem to have worn out.

    February 9, 2012 at 3:46 pm |
  76. Greg Morgan

    Retire before you embarrass yourself any further.

    February 9, 2012 at 3:48 pm |
  77. beevee

    Stop acting like you are already the occupant of WH.

    February 9, 2012 at 3:48 pm |
  78. moni anders

    Romney has no message on anyl thing about this country...all he knows is to attack everyone to get voters to vote for him... Its really a sad way to go out... Hopefully when he lose this time, he will never run again... He is a flipflopper, attack dog, liar, aloof and out of touch with the American people... He is wasting his time and ours... Just like Sarah Palin; please begone... If i never hear his voice again is fine with me...

    February 9, 2012 at 3:48 pm |
  79. USA-ER

    Romney needs to make sure everyone knows about Santorum's school scandal, serving on the board of a Hospital that performs exorcisms and abuses patients, excessive earmarks, lobbying, and protecting profits for Coal companies while voting against workers rights even though his own grandfather was a miner. Santorum is unethical, and the worst kind of unethical Washington insider who hides behind religion.

    February 9, 2012 at 3:48 pm |
  80. jean2009

    Why should I give advice to Romney or any Republican for that matter? I'm not interested in seeing any one of them win.

    February 9, 2012 at 3:49 pm |
  81. Bart in Omaha

    Buy a time machine, then not make all the gaffes and flip-flops. I would also advise him to buy a personality and study the core values of conservatives. I do not think he can connect with his base or independents the way things are.

    February 9, 2012 at 3:49 pm |
  82. scoobypoo

    from Golden, CO

    Mitt should bow out of the race, but his ego won't let him.
    Actually, so should all the rest; it's a done deal for Obama.

    February 9, 2012 at 3:49 pm |
  83. Harry Baxter

    Go away. My country can do better than you.

    February 9, 2012 at 3:50 pm |
  84. jim

    Tune in, turn on and drop out

    February 9, 2012 at 3:50 pm |
  85. Ben

    Stop saying whatever is you think people want to hear or whatever you think will get you elected and take an actual stand and position that you believe in...unfortunately, enough damage is done that nobody is quite sure what that is

    February 9, 2012 at 3:50 pm |
  86. Nick

    To bow out of the race. It's clear alot of the world is not sold on Romney and may never be. If he couldn't win the last three states, what makes you or him think he could win those states in the match up against Barack Obama?

    February 9, 2012 at 3:51 pm |
  87. Paul

    You know what's special about Mitt Romney? Absolutely nothing! He's like a disco song that you've danced to, but have no idea what it's called or who sang it because it's like a hundred other songs you've heard. Mitt's positions change with the seasons, and it's galling in the Internet age that he thinks we can't see the truth. Republicans will vote for him if they have to, but his administration will be yet another exercise in public endurance.

    February 9, 2012 at 3:51 pm |
  88. lisa, N.J.

    Dear Mr. Romney, I advise you to read one example every week of all the provisions in Pres. Obama's healthcare bill that have nothing to do health. Maybe you could mention the takeover of student loans or funding for minority teachers.

    February 9, 2012 at 3:51 pm |
  89. M. Simons

    Maybe he needs to stop looking so desperate. I've never seen a candidate feel he is "entitled" to the office like Romney.
    Don't think there is any way he can appeal to the electorate – he's stiff and looks more like a Van Huesen shirt ad than a President.

    February 9, 2012 at 3:52 pm |
  90. Teresa

    Stop attacking. To me that is poor behavior. If you are the best candidate tell us why.

    February 9, 2012 at 3:52 pm |
  91. Mitoosense

    The Romney approval rating is way above the raing of the GOP. Voters are not ready to return to GW Bush politics. Romney is a half back to the GOP that appeals to independant voters

    February 9, 2012 at 3:52 pm |
  92. Jake

    be honest about who you are, and what you are about. at this point none of us have a clue, dude!

    February 9, 2012 at 3:53 pm |
  93. Jim, Denver CO

    Jack,

    My advice... admit he is a moderate and focus on the Independent & Moderate (Democrat & Republican) voters as he will never get anywhere with the neo conservative evangelical Tea Party wingnuts.

    February 9, 2012 at 3:53 pm |
  94. Bob in San Diego

    He could buy that online betting site and shut it down. There Mitt, do you feel better now?

    February 9, 2012 at 3:53 pm |
  95. Anna

    My advice Mr. Romney is don't listen to the talking heads :))

    February 9, 2012 at 3:54 pm |
  96. Nora H G Corpus Christi

    I would have to advice him to quit saying stupid things. He is not for real, he sounds so rehearsed and dishonest. He should be running for Car Salesman of the year. Of course right now he can't even get elected for that. As time goes on he seems to be getting worse. I would not say be yourself cause that means rich with no understanding what real everyday people are going through. One more thing, please stop singing, that is when you really let us know how insincere you really are.

    February 9, 2012 at 3:54 pm |
  97. kari

    Mess up your hair a little and lose the mom jeans.

    February 9, 2012 at 3:54 pm |
  98. Marcel Okwara

    Jack, my advise for Romney is to drop out. He has no clean record to run on. He has been rejected by the Conservatives. Drop out millionaire and enjoy your money!

    February 9, 2012 at 3:55 pm |
  99. Elio Freitas

    Romney must stop being someone is not...just to attract the more conservative voters. Stand for what he believes and put forward a solid economic and feasible plan...and stick with it.
    The idea that you can go back and forth depending on the audience is suicidal....The man has a lot to offer. Just be yourself and be honest about it.

    February 9, 2012 at 3:55 pm |
  100. Ed

    Go back to firing people so you and your greedy buds can get richer. Stop pretending you care about working people.

    February 9, 2012 at 3:55 pm |
  101. Blaine

    Be specific as to how you are going to improve the economy, and create jobs.
    Also, conservatives love to talk about smaller government, and decreased spending.
    How are you going to reduce the size of government, and decrease spending?
    Details, Details.

    February 9, 2012 at 3:56 pm |
  102. Bruce S

    my advice? Get back on the wedding cake.

    February 9, 2012 at 3:56 pm |
  103. Lola

    Mitt, you don't need the job. Retire and enjoy your wealth and family.

    February 9, 2012 at 3:56 pm |
  104. Chris

    Romney has a plan...a very detailed plan to fix aspects of the economy, and there's A LOT about Romney's life and sucesses that have never reached his audience. I think he's playing from the negotiations strategy guide: Keep your cards close to your chest, and only play your trump cards when you have to. When the time is right, we'll learn what he has in store. Until then, he's just doing enough to win the primaries. My thoughts...he's much more calculated than the media gives him credit for.

    February 9, 2012 at 3:56 pm |
  105. Robert

    I think he should be in talks with the country that will host the next Olympics, maybe they can use you.

    February 9, 2012 at 3:57 pm |
  106. Mack from Michigan

    Why do rich guys who are "born on third base" believe they're entitled to a home run anyway? Mitt! Drop Out of the race and use some of your money and buy the republican party! It's always for sale ya know! Heck Dick Cheney knew he could never win the presidency but he found the back way into the white house and you can afford to too.

    February 9, 2012 at 3:57 pm |
  107. Connie Johnston

    Romney needs to take a page out of Clinton's book and mention people by name to illustrate his points–a la Joe the Plummer from the 2008 campaign. It would help him take the focus off of his personality and focus it on the personalities who are the "Soul of America" that he is trying to save.

    February 9, 2012 at 3:57 pm |
  108. Andrew Carlile

    Jack,

    I would say run as a pragmatic moderate and outline a broad plan for where he wants the country to go, and if people want details, give them details.

    He can't win as a true conservative because he isn't one...

    However, as an effective leader he might stand a chance.

    Andrew

    salt lake city, ut

    February 9, 2012 at 3:57 pm |
  109. Michael "C" Lorton, Virginia

    Jack: Go home Mitten--you stayed at the "party" to long.

    February 9, 2012 at 3:57 pm |
  110. Bob from Bellmore Long Island, New York

    Maybe there's an office he can run for in the Cayman Islands because it sure isn't going to happen for him here.

    February 9, 2012 at 3:58 pm |
  111. Robert

    I think he should be in talks with the country that will host the next Olympics, maybe they can use you. NY, NY.

    February 9, 2012 at 3:58 pm |
  112. jerry allen carroll jr

    drooooooooooooop out dont waste you money go take a nice vacation like the rest of congress/presidents, on tax breaker's money have a nice trip mitt romeny. =)

    February 9, 2012 at 3:58 pm |
  113. Jeff in San Diego

    My advice to Romney? Follow the Tin Man's lead and ask the Wizard for a heart.

    February 9, 2012 at 3:58 pm |
  114. Laura in Deerfield, IL

    My advice to Mitt Romney? Get a personality. Stand for something. Stake out your position and stick to it. No flip flopping.

    February 9, 2012 at 3:58 pm |
  115. Bill Bleyle

    Mr. Romney should bet $10,000 on President Obama.

    Tiffin, Ohio.

    February 9, 2012 at 3:59 pm |
  116. Michael Bindner, Alexandria, VA

    Figure out what you believe in, or at least hire staff to see what you've already said so they can remind you. People pleasing every audience does not work in politics, which is why government is not like a business. Endorse Santorum and get out of the race.

    February 9, 2012 at 3:59 pm |
  117. Vanessya Fountain

    Pray......it aint gonna be easy! Watch out for Rick Santorum, the guy that Conservatives should have embraced from the beginning. Money can get you a long way Mitt, but it can't make people like you, it can't buy you a personality. Mitt should invest in a life coach, or better yet, visit the real streets of America – not Wall Street!

    February 9, 2012 at 4:00 pm |
  118. Pam from Texas

    Here's my advice to Mr. Romney. Just go to whichever of your many homes and stay. Your party isn't sure what it wants but I don't believe it's you. But then again they're not wanting any of the rest of the "bunch" either. You couldn't wish for better fodder for the news. Thanks, Willard Mitt Romney, for the memories.

    February 9, 2012 at 4:00 pm |
  119. curtis in philadelphia

    I would tell Mitt not to worry, that racism is alive and well in independent America, and that Republicans will rally behind him once he gets the nomination because its not about policy or polish, rather, its all about putting the "white" back in white house.

    February 9, 2012 at 4:00 pm |
  120. Maine Liberal

    Support Santorum and secure Obama.2

    February 9, 2012 at 4:00 pm |
  121. Michael Bindner, Alexandria, VA

    Better yet, run in Americans Elect and tell us what you really believe.

    February 9, 2012 at 4:00 pm |
  122. Chris Dane in Maryland

    My advice would be for the Mitt Romney campaign to create a Mitt App that allows voters to remotely control Mitt to be the candidate they would like him to be. He could then be everything to everybody in real time, react quickly to the wildly swinging whims of a party in total existential crisis, and perhaps the app could include fact check and human emoticon editing to prevent some of his post Florida fumbles. I believe Mitt's avatar might have a better chance against Obama...

    February 9, 2012 at 4:00 pm |
  123. He Should...

    He should give up...I mean really Governor they just don't like you

    February 9, 2012 at 4:00 pm |
  124. John

    I take issue with your implication that Rick Santorum's tri-state sweep is simply the latest surge in the Non-Romney camp. The fact that this surge started way back to Iowa would seem to indicate that he has staying power in a way that Bachman, Cain and even Gingrich might not. After all, since winning South Carolina Gingrich has not even come close to winning again.

    February 9, 2012 at 4:01 pm |
  125. Gene Dallinger

    look out mitt theres a new man in town and he,s about to take you down.

    February 9, 2012 at 4:01 pm |
  126. Romeny man 2012

    Have Romney give everyone who votes for him in the Republican primaries a check for $5,000. I guarantee you he will win the Republ;ican nomination for President. Then in the general election have him put on free dinners and barbeques all over this country and give out Wal Mart $100 cerificates. Again, He will win in a landslide. Why spend all the money on TV and Radio advertising when direct contact and payoffs will do more with less money. I hear it will cost over a billion dollars for each candidate to win the Presidency. Thats alot of $100 checks to allot of folks who can really use the money in this recession!

    February 9, 2012 at 4:03 pm |
  127. BIll in VA

    Decide which of the remaining GOP candidates you like best, endorse him, and hope for the VP slot on the ticket.

    February 9, 2012 at 4:03 pm |
  128. Louis in LA

    You have made some rather insensitive comments concerning the poor and your love of firing people that I find quite revealing about your character. Please continue to do so that my President who shows genuine concern for all Americans not just those with Swiss & Caymon bank accounts can be re-elected. Thank you.

    February 9, 2012 at 4:03 pm |
  129. Roy

    You're a nice guy Mitt. Just "flop" back to being a Democrat and Obama will give you a cabinet position in his second term.

    February 9, 2012 at 4:03 pm |
  130. Marcia Greenwood, IN

    He comes across like a smarmy used car salesman who is phony thru and thru-He only speaks in generalities and is for big business and the ultra-rich.Not good Presidential material-Set yourself another goal-You cannot get elected President. He has no ideas of his own that seem good for the entire country as he moves further and further right.

    February 9, 2012 at 4:03 pm |
  131. Thom

    Why do I need to give him advice? Can a zebra get rid of his stripes? Can a frog become a prince?

    February 9, 2012 at 4:03 pm |
  132. Montanan

    Cut your losses. There's just no way not to be humiliated coming out of this. If any of your Republican rivals beat you, that would be totally embarrassing. Newt? Santorum? PAUL, for Pete's sake?

    And if you win the nomination, you're going to be beaten like a bad mule. Everyone will remember what a hypocrite and bad candidate you were. For about 10 minutes. And then nobody will remember your name other than that super rich guy who flip-flopped and failed miserably at doing anything except amassing wealth for himself at the expense of real people. A shallow guy who looked like a Ken doll. What was that guy's name again? Huntsman?

    February 9, 2012 at 4:04 pm |
  133. open400

    Romney: "Quit trying to act like a working class hero. You were born with a silver spoon in your mouth. You are part of the problem, not part of the solution."

    February 9, 2012 at 4:04 pm |
  134. Paul From Austin Texas

    Go home you have to much money for anyone to beleive you mean what you say.

    February 9, 2012 at 4:05 pm |
  135. Steve Barth

    From Douglasville,Ga. Romney can energize the electorate with an announcement of the first 'Moon Olympics' - sponsored by Staples & Sports Authority of course.

    February 9, 2012 at 4:05 pm |
  136. chris Omu - from Canada

    My advice for Romney is to focus less on Obama or any of the other GOP Competitors. Instead he should identify problems confronting the American public like unemployment and housing issues and proffer superior and genuine solutions. Then voters may begin to take him seriously. Right now, the idea of attacking his opponents is becoming a turn off. Believe me, in November, voters will be looking for the candidate with a better solutions for America

    February 9, 2012 at 4:06 pm |
  137. Romeny man 2012

    Romney needs to tell the folks in America that its time to run the country like a business. If you do not preform then you will be let go! If you do not produce results you will be replaced! And if we have a deficit then we need to end give away programs and people will have to fend for themselves as most generations of Americans have throughout our history. There was no social security or welfare in the early days of our country and there should be none now! If you cannot work then you should starve! When you get old your family and friends should take care of you. We are tired of people waiting for handouts. ROMNEY in 2012. Its time for a really big chnage!

    February 9, 2012 at 4:06 pm |
  138. Gene Dallinger Reynolds Ind.

    mitt theres an honest canidate about to run you over so get out of the way.

    February 9, 2012 at 4:07 pm |
  139. Sandstone.

    "He needs a Round-Table, with his chief-night's in close conference! Just be himsellf, but with more awareness!"

    February 9, 2012 at 4:08 pm |
  140. Mark in Houston

    Romney has missed the connection. That being, I have heard nothing as a middle class, middle of the road conservative ...that light's the fire of enthusiasm for this guy.. I can't relate to him because he can't relate to me.
    The days of bashing gays, pro abortionists and the environmentalists...and please no more Reagan quotes, ..vague economic recovery "plans". and using those as a ticket to the White House is no longer a sure thing.

    He does not know how to show empathy and because of his back ground he can't possibly show sympathy for those of us facing the daily struggle to stay afloat. My advise to Mr Romney is...learn who we are, learn how we're hurting, show
    you care and offer us a workable path of hope..

    February 9, 2012 at 4:08 pm |
  141. freelance

    three things he can do
    * stop flip flopping and take a stand
    * Stop his negativity on Obama.
    * Show what he can do for the country instead of talking like a CEO

    February 9, 2012 at 4:09 pm |
  142. NativeNuYorker

    Quit and save yourself the embarrassment.

    February 9, 2012 at 4:09 pm |
  143. Kayode. Sicklerville, New Jersey.

    He should continue to manage and aquire more wealth beacuse he is not a replacement to President Obama, he changes his view 100% of the time. He will say anything just to be elected, a candidate that loves to fire people and do not care about the poor of this great God's own country on the surface of the earth can never be the President of American and his Super PAC with all their billions will never save him.

    February 9, 2012 at 4:09 pm |
  144. IWhite

    My advice to Romney? Flip flop one final time and take a few of Ron Paul's key positions to heart. Stay 'strong' regarding Iran, but soften the rhetoric in a way that let's people KNOW that every peaceful option will be exhausted in order to prevent another war. Take a hint on the Federal Reserve and monetary policy. It's important. Best advice for Mitt Romney? Make it clear that Ron Paul will be his running mate and that it's more than just a political power play. He'd clean house for the rest of the Primary/Caucus season, and win soundly in November against President Obama.

    February 9, 2012 at 4:09 pm |
  145. Allen Pickel

    Be a man. Step up and say what he really believes, not what he thinks will get him elected. I am an Obama supporter, and while I want him to win, if Romney will quit pandering I think I could at least live with him without feeling like I need to leave the country(which would be the case if some of his opponents got in the White House.
    Johnson City, Tennessee

    February 9, 2012 at 4:10 pm |
  146. Sean Bos

    Romney does not have to pander to the far right or go overly negative in ads. He needs to talk about himself and family more, and endear himself to average people... like he started to do in his speech in Denver the other night

    February 9, 2012 at 4:10 pm |
  147. Jonathan Graham

    Get out of the republican party and return to the business. in the words of Gracho why would I want to join a club that doesn't want me

    February 9, 2012 at 4:10 pm |
  148. Larry Lunsford

    For the good of the country with draw from the race and make room for a Republican that can win against Obama in November.

    February 9, 2012 at 4:11 pm |
  149. Cy Gardner

    It's not you, Mitt, it's them. They are desperate to find Mr. Rightwing. They're not ready to settle and I think they are being too picky. You've got looks, money. Don't beat yourself up, you'll do alright. It's them who are gong to be sorry after you've gone and they find themselves stuck with a real loser. If you keep throwing yourself at them you're going to end up looking kind of .... needy. I'm not saying you look pathetic or desperate because of all the promises you've been making them. But, it's getting to be time for you to realize they are just not that into you. Maybe you should consider moving on. Maybe take a class in something, get a hobby. When the right party comes along for you, you'll know it. And I'm sure it will be magical. Good luck. There are plenty of fish in the sea and you can afford to buy most of them. cy from arlington,va

    February 9, 2012 at 4:11 pm |
  150. G. Pelkey

    I am sure he will tack back towards moderation one he's out of the primaries, it has to be programmed in his personality software. One can't win a general election without wooing the sane people. My advice to him is to prepare for an onslaught of criticism for the any number of things he supported before he didn't support them.

    February 9, 2012 at 4:11 pm |
  151. tonyl

    Romney looks like a fake. He is uncomfortable in his own skin. He tries to be be too animated which make him look fake. He has a complex of being too refined above and beyond a normal American middle class citizen. Santorum and Gingrich are even weirder and out of main stream then Romney. GOP has a big problem.

    February 9, 2012 at 4:13 pm |
  152. Barb from Iowa

    The Republican party has been nothing if not fickle this election season. They have turned to and from a number of candidates. Will they turn back to Romney? I don't know. Florida did after South Carolina's big win for Gingrich. I would advise him to hang in there a little longer. If he continues to loose primaries, he needs to rethink his bid. But, after Santorum, who do the Republicans have left to turn to? Good thing I'm voting for Obama this fall.

    February 9, 2012 at 4:14 pm |
  153. Jim

    Mitt Romney needs to have a "fireside chat" with America only he needs to talk about not only he is but also his hopes and dreams for the American people. He also needs to speak more openly about his faith. Frankly, I've had enough of the all the mudslinging and negative commentary. As a voter I want to know more about who this guy really is.

    February 9, 2012 at 4:14 pm |
  154. Brain

    Brush up on some political stances, switch parties to being a democrat or independent. Republicans are certifiable to even consider Santorum or any of the other head cases the republicans are pushing to the front of the line!

    February 9, 2012 at 4:14 pm |
  155. Branden from Springville, UT

    My advice for Romney is to start creating credible plans to fix problems, rather than spend time attacking other candidates (including Obama). And he needs to start taking steps to attract Independent voters, because it's clear the extreme wing he's trying to pander to doesn't want anything to do with him because of his Mormonism. If all else fails, he needs to create a Super PAC and start going to work to elect John Huntsman in 2016.

    February 9, 2012 at 4:14 pm |
  156. Joe - Utah

    Mitt – We are looking for a conservative leader on steroids. You look too much like a moderate on milk toast. We want someone who is going to attack, overturn, and reverse everything Obama has done. Jon Huntsman is a moderate and he out now. This country is headed into a complete melt down – we are hanging on by our fingernails. We are not looking for a nice guy willing to compromise. We want a "hell no" kind of leader to step up and turn us around. Show us some toughness or get out of the way!

    February 9, 2012 at 4:15 pm |
  157. David

    Drop out today! Make room for a CONSERVATIVE!

    February 9, 2012 at 4:15 pm |
  158. Danny in Cookeville, TN

    How about giving us some specifics on what your (Romney's) policies would be, to move our country forward, versus just telling us what every other candidate (or the President) is doing (or has done) wrong. It's been all bashing, with few new ideas. As weak as the 9-9-9 tax idea was, at least Pizza man had a plan. Let's here yours Mitt.

    February 9, 2012 at 4:15 pm |
  159. richard

    I say stay in the race and spend a lot of money, us poor guys need iit , that is if you care about the poor!

    February 9, 2012 at 4:16 pm |
  160. justin opinion

    Try loving people as much as you love money.

    February 9, 2012 at 4:16 pm |
  161. Dave, Orlando, FL

    The same advice I’d give to all the so-called “Republicans; Quit while you’re ahead. We don’t need any of these clowns. The only real Republicans today are Ron Paul and Jon Huntsman, but they can’t get the time of day.

    February 9, 2012 at 4:17 pm |
  162. Jim

    Jack,

    I can't imagine this is being much fun for him. He should quit the race and go back to doing something he really enjoys, like firing people.

    Jim
    Reno, Nevada

    February 9, 2012 at 4:17 pm |
  163. John

    It would be nice that when he opens his mouth truth comes out instead of propaganda and straight lies. so tired of all the lies.

    February 9, 2012 at 4:18 pm |
  164. Mr D

    Your picture of Mitt makes it look like he is asking himself: "am I really serious about continuing this politicial rat race." Good question. It could be downhill from here.

    February 9, 2012 at 4:18 pm |
  165. Ese

    America has had a good read of you. The verdict, we are not buying. Go away.

    February 9, 2012 at 4:18 pm |
  166. ed

    You blow so may convenient directions that you make me dizzy!! Please quit the race so that I can regain my balance!!

    February 9, 2012 at 4:18 pm |
  167. PJ

    The magic underwear isn't working. I would say he has been campaigning since the 90s trying a route thru the Senate, then the Governor's Office and twice failed. Drop out. We just don't trust or like the guy.

    February 9, 2012 at 4:18 pm |
  168. Kyle T NY, NY

    Quit trying to be so nice!

    When Iowa calls the election for you then a month later gives it to Santorum after they lost some of the precincts tallys don't congratulate Santorum. Call foul on Iowa's election process.

    When Newt continually calls you dishonest and a liar fight back, even if what he is saying is not true if he says it enough people start attaching to your character that you are actually dishonest. Most importantly ask the question: How does a man who not once but twice divorced his wives after having an affair have any room to talk about honesty. I think he doesn't understand the definition of honesty.
    follow that up with his comments that he can't think of anything more despicable than being asked a question in a Presidential debate about his affairs. "How about leaving your family I think that is more despicable.

    Bottom line be tougher and also be more humorous. You have the best resume for a president than what we have had for the last 40 years but no one is wanting to hire you cause you are boring. show your personality.

    February 9, 2012 at 4:19 pm |
  169. chris

    Save your money and drop-out.

    February 9, 2012 at 4:19 pm |
  170. Mike (Ontario, Canada)

    How about running a positive campaign? Right now it seems that the only rationale Romney has proposed for his candidacy is that he will be 'better' than Obama, but he does not explain how or why that is true. Yet, instead of answering this in a manner that appeals to independents and conservatives, Romney and his friends have spend most of their time and money tearing down his opponents, which has done little to endear him to conservatives, and has driven up his negatives with independents. Romney needs to focus on shaking the perception that he is a fake candidate, desperately hiding who he really is so he can win. His only real hope is that either the economy lapses back into recession, or that he shows everyone the real Romney, the one that is for mandates and for capitalism. The one that is for gay rights, contraception, and is pro-life. The one that is for curring taxes and indexing the minimum wage. Mitt, step into the light...

    February 9, 2012 at 4:19 pm |
  171. Michael Angelo

    Get out now while you can still exit with some honor. You can't win the Republican's race to the bottom of the conservative barrel.

    February 9, 2012 at 4:19 pm |
  172. Marko

    The country is angry. Look at the wall street protests. People are sick and tired of the 1%. They are sick of the people who are connected to wall street, and who get 10 million dollar bonuses. They are sick of the inequality. As the weather gets warmer this spring, the protests are going to come back hard again. Mitt Romney is the epitome of the 1%. His campaign is funded by Goldman Sacs. He is filthy rich. He has off shore bank accounts. He has more money than ony one man will ever need. He represents what America is so angry with. Someone like this cannot connect with the middle class, unless he presents REAL IDEAS.
    His rationale for being president is "I have experience in the private sector". There is where his problem lies. Give the people IDEAS. Tell us what you are actually going TO DO. Back up all your talk about returning America to the shining beacon on the hill with REAL IDEAS. I have not heard anything from Mitt about his plan. He can talk the talk, and he has the look, but there is nothing beyond that. That is the real problem.

    February 9, 2012 at 4:20 pm |
  173. James in Virginia

    My advice would be for him to run as a Democrat next in 2016. His moderate past would be a strength. He could then stop running from his time in office as a Governor and celebrate it.

    February 9, 2012 at 4:20 pm |
  174. Ivan

    "Try living on that safety net you think is so wonderful for the poor. Give it about 90 days starting with no home and then tell America that you are not worried about the poor!"

    February 9, 2012 at 4:20 pm |
  175. Terry in Virginia

    Mr. Romney, please stuff Donald Trump into a pet taxi strapped to the roof of your car and drop him off in the Canadian wilderness. Do that and you'll have my vote.

    February 9, 2012 at 4:20 pm |
  176. Joe Berardy

    IRomeny needs to tell America how he will work to "Turn Around" the feeling that Americans have that we are not in control of our economy anymore. he keeps trying to win over the conservative vote with social issues, but what he really needs to do is stay on message with how he can change government to once again be for the people not against the people. Government does not create jobs, but rather allows a level playing field for entrepreneurs to what they always do, "stimulate" the economy and push inovation and creativity forward. Government needs to lessen its role in the marketplace and spend more time getting out of the way. Regulations are strangling and shackling the business community, free enterprise is no longer free. Gov. Romney needs to connect on those levels.............he needs to just flat out tell the country ........ "hey i realize that I dont connect that well on a personal level, but what I bring to the table is a capacity to work my butt off to set this economy on the correct path. unfortunately this becomes a "beauty contest" as to which candidate warms my heart........ but hey we got that with Obama!!! i dont need to feel warm and fuzzy about my President, that will come if he performs well for the country...... what we need now is a professional who knows how to make things happen. I truely believe that Romney is that person.

    February 9, 2012 at 4:21 pm |
  177. Steve

    Tell him to hang in there and keep putting his foot in his mouth. I'm a former republican who thinks Obama is doing a GREAT job! Mitt's the best thing we have going for us to ensure Obama's re-election!

    February 9, 2012 at 4:23 pm |
  178. Brian, San Diego

    He needs to change his message to something more positive and solutions oriented...except constantly changing the message is his entire problem. He's done so much damage to himself already by trying to go with the flow that he just can't find a message that he can stick to and rally people behind.

    February 9, 2012 at 4:25 pm |
  179. Ron

    Hang in there! I wouldn't vote for him and it would take a miracle for him to win. He's an empty suit, but not a megalomaniac or a whackjob.

    February 9, 2012 at 4:25 pm |
  180. Emeric

    Mitt and Ron are the best in the pack, yet they will not be nominated. Rick and Newt are rotten enough to be nominated.

    February 9, 2012 at 4:27 pm |
  181. Pacific View, Santa Monica

    It's too late for advice. It is what it is.

    February 9, 2012 at 4:27 pm |
  182. beevee

    I have another suggestion for Mr. Romney – give away all your money including the money you gave to your children's trust fund to avoid paying taxes, to the poor people in country and rescue at least a few who defaulted on their mortgages. The may be the voters can see your big heart.

    February 9, 2012 at 4:27 pm |
  183. Josh

    Buy an island. That way you can build your own country, and when it fails you will have no one else but yourself to blame.

    February 9, 2012 at 4:29 pm |
  184. Dan from Long Island

    Mitt should take a few days off the campaign trail and have a "Lost Weekend." Yeah, a good drunken binge would give him some soul to actually be in touch with the passion and pain of what most Americans feel on a regular basis. I don't what comes out of the binge, but maybe he'd get something out of the hangover that he's never experienced before.

    February 9, 2012 at 4:29 pm |
  185. Paul

    Wonna get elected? Follow Gates and Buffet examples, give away 90% of your personal wealth , give it to the gov to pay the deficit or to some charity for poor, very poor people, you know those you thought you didn't care about.
    Trust me, it is not by hiding your money in the Caiman Islands that you will connect with the American people.

    February 9, 2012 at 4:29 pm |
  186. PorkNBeans

    Here's a novel approach, Mitt.
    Stop your borderline treasonous attacks on the sitting President. Stop being part of the restrictive party that has disallowed Obama to move forward.
    And one final piece of advice. Learn to be honest. I know that's a stretch.
    If none of the above are possible, drop out of politics and do something positive for your country.

    February 9, 2012 at 4:29 pm |
  187. TED SOLIDAY

    My suggestion is to live the life as a middle class or poor person for a month. This would help him develop empathy. A trait he needs desperately to win the election.

    February 9, 2012 at 4:30 pm |
  188. Mo

    Romney shouldn't quit. No one likes him. I mean I think he is okay and all but he can really come off like a real tool. Moreover, it seems like he is willing to sell his own grandma to become president. If he is the nominee Obama will win for sure which awesome!

    February 9, 2012 at 4:30 pm |
  189. Mr. Zippy sez

    My advice: Take a long walk on a short pier.

    February 9, 2012 at 4:30 pm |
  190. calaurore9

    Have a vision for the country, tell people what it is and how to attain it concisely and clearly. Too simple?

    Carol in Northampton, MA

    February 9, 2012 at 4:30 pm |
  191. Rajiv Shaw, Mt. Pleasant, UT

    Go home and enjoy your money. Put your support behind Ron Paul.

    February 9, 2012 at 4:31 pm |
  192. Emeric from NYC

    Mitt, you have a great family. Why are you running for president? My advice: stick with those who really love you.

    February 9, 2012 at 4:31 pm |
  193. Tom Payne

    I do not know if Rick Santorum can beat Obama in an election, but I do know this, he can teach Romney a lot about being a candidate for the office of president. Santorum has a philosophy and a vision. It may not square with the all-important independent voter, but he nonetheless possesses a compass that let's us know where he is likely to go. Moreover, he seems real. When he speaks you believe he is saying what he means, not what he has rehearsed. He exhibits human emotion like caring for his daughter who he calls Bella. She was born with such a severe disability that she shouldn't have lived this long. But she has, and he is clearly smitten with his little girl. That's normal. People connect with that.

    Mitt, if you are capable of expressing any emotions that are satisfyingly human, then please let your rigid guard down and be human for a moment. It takes more than wearing blue jeans and rolling up your shirt sleeves, and doing all of the things consultants script for you to do, to connect with the American people.

    February 9, 2012 at 4:32 pm |
  194. Jim C

    Sing to us in French and tell us how you are one of the little people !

    February 9, 2012 at 4:32 pm |
  195. Kphlip

    romney wants to be president just to say he is presdient. for him its a giant feather in his cap. He has no love for anything other than being presdident. He has no vision for america at all. he keeps pandering and even the folks he panders to can see he is a fraud. "A great leader builds consensus he doesn't find it"! Spend some $$$ on leadership vs. privileged appointment!

    February 9, 2012 at 4:32 pm |
  196. adybor

    I think he can make a bigger positive impact on america by applying his skills and wealth outside of politics, rather than inside of politics. Maybe he can mobilize a group of leaders in business to take on a big hairy audacious challenge like creating 30 million jobs (like Dylan Rattigan's show). But his talents are better suited towards making concrete things happen and not the convoluted world of politics. This does not mean he is a failure – it just means he is not a good fit for politics and that he has to find a more compatible way to help the country.

    February 9, 2012 at 4:33 pm |
  197. Chandra

    Wow, After the reading the Comments, it is clear the american people have spoken. Mitt is toast, he needs to retire and live in the Cayman Islands.

    February 9, 2012 at 4:34 pm |
  198. cbr

    The best advice to Mr. Romney: Do not enhance your resume. Do not tout your years in MA when you barely served four years as governors. You came back to MA after the Olympics with one purpose in mind, to run for governor. Once you took office you saw brighter lights down the road and started to think about the presidency. Don't pretend that someone pushed you to run.

    Start telling us exactly what you will do.

    February 9, 2012 at 4:34 pm |
  199. JUST FOR ME DOG

    Become a Democrat R.money

    February 9, 2012 at 4:34 pm |
  200. Charles - San Antonio

    Quit pandering to the right wing extremist. Most americans are moderate and want gridlock to end. We need a republican leader who is willing to compromise and pass legislation that will benefit all americans. And finally admit that Romneycare was a good idea and should be used as a model for a national heathcare program.

    February 9, 2012 at 4:35 pm |
  201. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    The best advice I can give Romney is "get a divorce" and I don't mean his wife.

    February 9, 2012 at 4:35 pm |
  202. Jeremy in Chicago

    1. Quit acting so pompous up on stage. Just because you have money makes you no better than any of the rest of us.
    2. Your comments on firing people as if you find it fun are sickening. I know that even if you are fired, your millions of dollars will keep your family afloat for quite awhile. Put yourself in the shoes of someone Middle or Lower class. Losing a job is an extremely stressful thing to go through and causes relationships to dissolve in some cases.
    3. Stop bashing Obama so much, stop lying or 'stretching the truth' to make your opponents look bad. Run your campaign with integrity.

    4. Don't bash things that Obama has done when you have done these same things as a member of government in your own state. Take Obama's latest contraception issue that he wants to force employers to provide contraception even if their religion doesn't agree with it. You did this same thing in Mass. So this is a non-issue that should not be brought up.

    5. Quit telling people what they want to hear and actually be honest with people on what your views are. If they don't like it and don't vote for you because of it, then you aren't the person for the job.

    Really, the same goes for all candidates. Quit lying, quit stretching the truth, quit acting so much better than the rest of us out there.

    You may actually pull some of those awful liberals toward you Mitt... just stop trying to be so GD conservative.

    February 9, 2012 at 4:35 pm |
  203. Ochro

    Mitten, you won't get to 1144 – no one will. So you're heading for a brokered convention where Newt and his junior mate, Santorum, will form a ticket (President and VP respectively) and get to 1144.

    But it doesn't matter anyhow. Unemployment will be under 8% by October and Obama will win again.

    February 9, 2012 at 4:35 pm |
  204. Renee Peoria,Ill

    I'd give him the same advice I'd give the rest of the current GOP contenders: go home and work on becoming the better person you'd like us to believe you are but clearly aren't. Not one of these guys stand a chance in the general election after all the extremist sucking up they've done fighting each other. These guys all act like humanitarian is a dirty word when, in fact, it should be a career goal.

    February 9, 2012 at 4:35 pm |
  205. Michael, from Smiths, Alabama

    As a Democrat, my advise to Romney would be to stay in the race and continue his attacks on Gingrich and Santorum. Gingrich is already so far behind that a knockout in Maine, Arizona, or even his native Georgia would be enough to take him out. As for Santorum, I'd treat his victories in Minnesota, Missouri and Colorado as flukes. Don't even pay Ron Paul any attention as he seems to be ignored anyway.

    February 9, 2012 at 4:36 pm |
  206. Roman Darien

    Don't quit! Don't hold back on your faith! Santorium has used his as a shield. So has Gnewt-whatever that is. All of you guys need to settle on a nominee. It SHOULD be you, Mitt. But all the infighting is making it easier for the Democrats. Don't listen to these asscracks who're telling you to get out. They don't know their asses from a hole in the ground! You need to continue to work toward overturning Obama, but I know the voters would want you to be more specific. Just remember, you're the ONLY electable candidate! By in large people don't know what they want. Don't you turn into part of the popularity contest. Sincerity works. Go get 'em, Mitt!

    February 9, 2012 at 4:37 pm |
  207. Fred Allan in Cleveland, Mississippi

    Jack, my advice to Mitt Romney would be to get out of the race immediately because the Republican Party does not like him. But since Romney clearly doesn't have any intentions of dropping out of the race anytime soon, my advice would be if he does become the nominee, he better choose Mike Huckabee as his VP because Huckabee can help Romney win the southern states where Romney's favorablity is not very high. In fact, in my state of Mississippi, Romney's unfavorablity is over 70%. And if Romney loses some of the southern states to Obama in the general election, it will more than likely mean that Obama will get a second term.

    February 9, 2012 at 4:37 pm |
  208. Gigi Oregon

    I think the trouble with the Republican Party is this "been there, done that" and we the people are tired of the Party and their conservatives agenda. It hasn't been working since Nixon and maybe as far back as Hoover.. The only ones who seem to be blessed by the Red party is the top 1% in my humble opinion. And Romney should find a new approach. Maybe what he could do is to restore the "Middle class". All the debt ceilings Pres. Bush broke and a war with borrowed money from China... What did that do for "We the People" just deeper in debt...and now they have the indecency to blame President Obama, and when he did something for the stretched thin pocket books of the middle class and poor, with health care for "We the people". Well you know the story...Mr. Romney, and My food for thought.

    February 9, 2012 at 4:38 pm |
  209. Bob Noel

    He needs to lose the smug little cock of the head and pursing of the lips that say: "I am soooo cute" when he tries for a clever remark. While mother may have thought he was, the gesture is off putting in the extreme.

    February 9, 2012 at 4:39 pm |
  210. Gail, Plano TX.

    I would tell Mr. Romney to stop bashing the President. We, the electorate, do not like it. Try and develop a policy or 2 of your own if you can. Stop the hate. It does not speak well of you and demeans your so called religious faith. Saying what you do about the President only shows your lack of credentials.

    February 9, 2012 at 4:39 pm |
  211. Tom-Saratoga Springs

    Dear Mitt: It's this simple. America doesn't think you want to be President. We know you want to be king! Not in America!

    February 9, 2012 at 4:39 pm |
  212. Steve, Clifton, Virginia

    Mitt Romney should launch a preemptive move and announce a Vice Presidential candidate that connects to the people in ways that Romney has failed to do. A V P candidate like Governor Mitch Daniels or Virginia's Governor Robert McDonnell may be good potential candidates.

    February 9, 2012 at 4:40 pm |
  213. mike daniels

    I'm a democrat –so if I had any advice i would'nt give it..I like seeing republicans lose.

    February 9, 2012 at 4:40 pm |
  214. Kim , Dodge City, Ks

    Well if he really desires the love of Republicans he needs to make abortion illegal, start two or three wars, send whats left of American jobs to Communist China, put a bounty on gays and force everyone to live in a theocracy and abolish higher education. Then, just maybe, he might be right wing enough for them.

    February 9, 2012 at 4:41 pm |
  215. heh

    fire yourself

    February 9, 2012 at 4:42 pm |
  216. Bryen

    Organize the rest of your fellow GOPers to give all cash to Obama campaign. GOP ain't gong to win this year, so why waste money when it could be used to actually improve America?

    February 9, 2012 at 4:42 pm |
  217. Scott (NYC)

    Mitt Romney is trying to buy himself a presidency. I worry about his obligations to his "investors". Mitt Romney has made it clear that he's a business man. In fact, its what he's running on. While at Bain, he expected a return on Bain's investment into other companies. Are we to believe that the 10s of millions of dollars that he and his "supporters" have "invested" in this campaign come with no strings attached? Not good business.

    February 9, 2012 at 4:42 pm |
  218. billgme

    I would advise him to relax, get some connection like Reagan did with self deprecating humor. Don't be such a stiff mean SOB in your ads. Negative ads on Gingrich and Santorum could very easily backfire. Remember Ronald Reagan's 11th commandment.

    February 9, 2012 at 4:43 pm |
  219. Kathie

    1. buying an election doesn't mean you are qualified 2. repeated flip flops does not win votes 3. putting your dog on the roof of your car instead of your luggage shows your true character–cold/calcualting/uncaring 4. corporations are not people 5. firing people is not somethingto be proud of 6. hiding your money offshore to prevent paying taxes is deplorable. 7. everyone has the right to health care 8.you are not entitled to the presidency 9. stop attacking your opponents–if you are going to criticize just what exactly is your plan 9. try living on our income for a week–you wouldn't survive (you make in one day what most of hope to make in year) 10. hanging around with the likes of trump does not make friends with the 99%

    February 9, 2012 at 4:43 pm |
  220. Jason

    1. Explain your previous positions on gay marriage and abortion and the subsequent change of heart.
    2. Continue to make your case against the state encroaching on church rights
    3. Develop a more comprehensive tax reform policy. No one will be stirred up by simply keeping the Bush tax cuts.

    Denver, CO

    February 9, 2012 at 4:44 pm |
  221. Loren

    Take a month off and work in a factory. He's someone to whom everything has been given all his life and cannot put himself in the shoes of those who haven't. Maybe if he experienced firsthand the frustrations and difficulties of putting bread on the table and finding some joy in life, he might be so cavalier in his attitudes to the poor and working poor.

    February 9, 2012 at 4:44 pm |
  222. Jill - Iowa

    I'd tell Mitt to "dumb down" his economic plan when explaining it to voters. Those of us with financial knowledge know that you can't solve as big a financial crisis as we are in with a 30 second sound bite. Unfortunately however, 30 seconds is the length of most voters' attention spans. Take your 59 point plan highlight the main points and communicate those – it will make it easier for the average Joe to follow.
    Also I'd tell him to use his wife & kids more – let them talk about the "Real Mitt". Ann and his kids are wonderful assets to his campaign – use them and hopefully the rest of America will see what many of us see – Mitt Romney is a man with strong moral & conservative values and the only man in the race capable of leading America out of this economic crisis.

    February 9, 2012 at 4:44 pm |
  223. doug

    Drop out – I do not need a Mormon psycho as president.

    February 9, 2012 at 4:45 pm |
  224. Bon

    Quit....and the let the more competent man win.....OBAMA

    February 9, 2012 at 4:45 pm |
  225. Dave, Morgantown

    Mitt,

    Stop trying so hard to appeal to the far right– you can't ever please them. Stop telling us that you aren't a career politician (you are now) and that you're an outsider (the job you're applying for is to be an insider). You are the most qualified candidate in the field by a mile, and everyone knows it. You have the skills and intelligence to do a job that very few people are able to do well. You are 10 times more prepared to be President now than Obama was at this point four years ago. You can step into the office on Day 1 and be effective. Make that message clear. Hammer it home. No one else can beat you on that point.

    February 9, 2012 at 4:46 pm |
  226. Joy

    I think Romney needs to show voters who he is and what his own individuality is, rather than constantly bash Obama or his opponents. Whatever comes out of his mouth sounds well rehearsed and scripted. Never have I heard him and felt that his words came from his heart.I remember the end of one debate (think the SC one) where the moderator asked – if you could go back in time, what would you do differently. Ron Paul said in his hesitating voice that he wasn't the best public speaker and would have tried to be more clear on his positions- that showed his honesty. Gingrich said that he would have followed his instincts more and not listen to his advisers on campaign strategy. It came off as a touch brash but still was a genuine sentiment. When it came to Mitt, he was like – I would have gone to each and every one of the Americans whom I met in campaign trail and explained to them the harm Obama has done blah blah. It was so very tiresome and disingenuous. Not Mitt you wouldn't have done that – that is just a fictitious situation you created which you thought would convey your emotions. Just be honest

    February 9, 2012 at 4:46 pm |
  227. who cares

    Stay in the race, it will help Obama

    February 9, 2012 at 4:46 pm |
  228. Dina

    Stop pandering. Please. We can see you when you do that.

    February 9, 2012 at 4:47 pm |
  229. David Doney

    Hew to the center. Publicly tear up your signature to special interests that you won't raise taxes. Stand behind the Buffett rule.

    February 9, 2012 at 4:47 pm |
  230. Todd from Tolland CT

    My advice:
    Grow a spine, take a stand on something, anything. Best advice for Willard: save your money, you can't buy an election no matter how much you spend when you're so out of touch - don't believe me, then ask Linda McMahon.

    February 9, 2012 at 4:48 pm |
  231. Rex - Ohio

    Here's a novel approach, Mitt.
    Stop your borderline treasonous attacks on the sitting President. Stop being part of the restrictive party that has disallowed Obama to move forward.
    And one final piece of advice. Learn to be honest. I know that's a stretch.
    If none of the above are possible, drop out of politics and do something positive for your country.

    February 9, 2012 at 4:48 pm |
  232. Track Mom

    In the words of the terminator – Get Out!

    Leave the race and enjoy your millions, go visit them at their offshore locations. And don't worry about the poor, Obama will take care of them when he wins his 2nd term and we get rid of the Repbulican majorrity in the house!

    Happy Trails Robot Man.

    February 9, 2012 at 4:49 pm |
  233. Snorkle in Corvallis

    Maybe just use all those millions of ill-begotten dolars to obtain a personality transplant

    February 9, 2012 at 4:49 pm |
  234. Tad in Missouri

    Sorry, Mitt... but I don't think you, as a multi-millionaire can ever understand my situation or my day to day life. The others can't either, but they at least make an attempt at acting like they care... you are a snake-oil salesman and come off just as such. Not one candidate (no, not even Ron Paul) really gives two bits about anyone or anything other than himself and political self-preservation.

    February 9, 2012 at 4:50 pm |
  235. Burbank from CA

    My advice to Romney would be to hang in there, the fact that he is more towards center makes him the only one with a fair chance of beating Obama. It's the independent voters in the middle that decide elections, not the ones on the extreme wings.

    My other advice is focus on a plan and stop all the negative slamming. Newt seems to be the only one with actual plans, but he's not really electable, too much baggage, and Santorum is way over his head and clueless. I don't think most people want his religious beliefs imposed on them but that's all he's able to talk about!

    February 9, 2012 at 4:50 pm |
  236. Sophia Thomas Owen

    Mitt, Please drop out and support Rick S.

    February 9, 2012 at 4:50 pm |
  237. hooverguide, Riverside, CA

    Dear Mitt: Keep the faith. God is watching and listening. He will lead you down the right path. He always does.

    February 9, 2012 at 4:51 pm |
  238. Bon

    Stop hiding who you are and trying to portray yourself as the typical, white, conservative, Republican. Embrace your heritage and admit to the American people that you are indeed latino and that you will be the first latino president IF (and that's a HUGE if) you win. Maybe.....just maybe I would respect you a little more. But as long as you try to hide behind your white skin you will receive little respect from me, a person of color, and you will always be seen as rich white guy who has a HUGE since of entitlement. OBAMA 2012!!!!!

    February 9, 2012 at 4:52 pm |
  239. Bill in Florida

    Mitt needs to return to his liberal roots and maybe challenge Scott Brown as Senator from Massachusetts (although Elizabeth Warren would be a tough primary opponent).

    Romney has confused the liberals and moderates who elected him to MA Governor, and the right-winger justifiably don't trust him, since he'll say anything that will get a vote or two.

    Since the remaining GOP candidates this election cycle are beyond the lunatic fringe, Romney should drop out of the race, let the GOP implode, and maybe become a serious philanthropist ala Bill Gates.

    February 9, 2012 at 4:53 pm |
  240. Felix

    Don't force what doesn't come natural.

    February 9, 2012 at 4:54 pm |
  241. Josephine

    1) Deny global warming like Santorum, 2) Deny evolution like Santorum, 3) Recruit Snooki as your VP.

    February 9, 2012 at 4:54 pm |
  242. Ian Silverthorne

    Mitt-
    Relax and be yourself. I have spoken to you directly, and many people who you have worked with understand your sincerity and genuine honesty in how you conduct yourself. Let your record speak for itself and run on it. And let your family step forward more, as all of your children are model examples of good people who are honest in their dealings and dedicate their lives to their families. And quite frankly- confront the issue of people not liking you because you are Mormon. I do!

    February 9, 2012 at 4:56 pm |
  243. George

    Tighten and specify the message!! We know you're a genius and have a 59 point plan – but you won't get use it unless you connect to us common folk.

    Take 3, and only 3, of your points and repeat them over and over and over again – so people know your message and can repeat as easily as "9-9-9".

    My suggestions:
    1) I will Turnaround the Economy and bring JOBS JOBS JOBS
    2) I will FIx Washington and CUT the size of government
    3) I will Strengthen out Military and Secure the borders

    That's it! Sure you can comment on everything else under the sun and give detail if when questions come up – but make sure people know your simple MESSAGE.

    February 9, 2012 at 4:57 pm |
  244. Clint, Wa.

    Ask President Obama for some advice.

    February 9, 2012 at 4:58 pm |
  245. Bob in Pennsylvania

    Mitt – you can change your image as a person "loose with the truth" by doing one simple act:: acknowledging the progress being made by President Obama across all dimensions (reducing the war burden, improving the economy, improving America's reputation, putting in place safeguards to prevent a recurrence of the Wall Street shenanigans that you and your cronies seem to like). It takes a real statesman to admit the good qualities and achievements of your opponent – are you up to the challenge?

    February 9, 2012 at 4:58 pm |
  246. Sam

    It's simple; endorse marriage equality !

    February 9, 2012 at 4:58 pm |
  247. katie in IL

    "dear Money(R) continue speaking to/for old rich white people, and talk down to/ badly about young/poor/ethnic people. because that's so relevant nowadays. and if you could take away all the rights my gender has accomplished in the last 90 years, i bet that'll sweeten the deal. good luck, ya big plastic jerk..."

    February 9, 2012 at 4:59 pm |
  248. Don in Iowa

    Jack my advice to Romney as well as the rest of the pathetic lot of Republican candidates is just go home and quit bothering us. The Republicans have NO new ideas, they have NO new solutions. All they desire to do is create even more of a mess than they already have. One insane Republican each fifty years is WAY more than enough.

    February 9, 2012 at 5:00 pm |
  249. Bobby

    I would tell Gov. Romney to stop attacking other canidates and give us a plan on how he will rebuild our country after 4 years of Obama. A detailed plan no bull just facts. Slinging mud will not fix this country, go after Obama only.

    February 9, 2012 at 5:00 pm |
  250. TopKnowledge

    Join the Democratic Party. You'll feel more at home there with the liberals who share your views on abortion, gun control, gay rights and government mandates. Then you don't have to pretend to be a conservative. You can go right back to bashing conservatives as you are doing now while campaigning and as you have done while you were governor and a U.S. Senate candidate in Massachusetts. Perhaps in four years you can clinch the Democratic nomination for president. Your campaign slogan can be: "Mitt Romney, Believe in Me!" and you can start your campaign by promising to tell no more lies.

    February 9, 2012 at 5:01 pm |
  251. Mike (San Diego)

    It doesn't matter. We're screwed. Obama is the easiest President in history to beat. But we're going to lose to him because Romney is the best candidate the Republicans can come up with. Sigh.

    February 9, 2012 at 5:01 pm |
  252. Deloris in Nebr

    Hang in there... us liberals love the fighting.

    February 9, 2012 at 5:01 pm |
  253. Brian Wickremasinghe - Woodland Hills

    Go ahead and spend some money which will stimulate the economy. In turn it will help Obama BUT you may be able to be at peace with yourself for "legally" paying 13.9% on your millions.

    February 9, 2012 at 5:02 pm |
  254. Jim in San Mateo, California

    First bit of advice. Get a clue. You may be able to buy the primary, but you can't buy the general election. Second, stake out your positions and stay there. You come across as leaf in the wind. Third, find a way to disassociate yourself from the Mormon Church. Giving $4 Million a year isn't it. Fourth, figure out a way to relate to voters who make less than $50,000 a year. Yes, those folks. The ones who live from paycheck to paycheck and live in fear of a crisis, loss of job, foreclosure, etc. The ones who don't have a safety net (mangled as it is). If you do these four things well, you just might have a remote possibility, though after campaigning for six years, you would think that more headway would have been made by now.

    February 9, 2012 at 5:02 pm |
  255. Frances

    I'd tell Mitt (and I'm a fan) to watch very carefully video of Al Gore when he ran for president and do the very opposite.

    February 9, 2012 at 5:03 pm |
  256. Carl

    If I was Willard I would continue to invest my millions and purchase an Island , take my family there and enjoy the life of leisure.

    February 9, 2012 at 5:03 pm |
  257. Dan Noto

    Mitt – Talk about god and family values more often.....that will take 99.9% of the Santorum vote!

    February 9, 2012 at 5:04 pm |
  258. Jeremy

    This one is easy, quit trying to make up your own version of President Obama and run against the real man. Your rhetoric is ridiculous. Those who don't live in the gop bubble know that most of what you say is nonsense and thus will never vote for you.

    February 9, 2012 at 5:04 pm |
  259. angelika

    Mitt please refrain from biggering towards your components. You do not need to fall onto their level.
    Create a more positive image of your self towards the people of this great nation.
    Say what you really think and really mean it!

    February 9, 2012 at 5:04 pm |
  260. DoctorV

    I'm a moderate Mormon and I can't stand the guy. How can he hope to garner support from the base if he can't even get people like me engaged? I'll be voting for Obama in November.

    February 9, 2012 at 5:04 pm |
  261. floda

    Gov. Romney, do not apologize for your wealth. Do not apologize for focusing on the middle class first.
    It makes sense. Three people are drowing, two have life jackets. Save the one who is drowning.
    Over 40% of Americans do not pay taxes. Middle Class Americans have carried the burden of the slackers.
    Save the middle class first, then go back for the other two.

    February 9, 2012 at 5:05 pm |
  262. Joe

    For starters, he should be more thorough about what he'd do different than Obama, and how it would help the country. So far, he's shown that he's good at attacking the guy, but that's it. Second, he needs to point out that he's the only one whose sane among the other candidates. I don't like him, I would never vote for him and I sure as hell am not a Republican, but he at least doesn't scare me. He's not insanely anti-contraceptive like Santorum, he's not vindictive and running out of spite like Gingrich, and he doesn't have ties to white supremacist groups like the inexplicably popular Ron Paul. Then again, Paul's your boy, and the favorite of many here, so I doubt my comment will make it on the air anyway.

    February 9, 2012 at 5:05 pm |
  263. EricAustin

    Veer HARD right, NOW!!! Like you were on your way to the Hamptons and your Bentley's GPS just told you you were passing by a great foreclosure opportunity on your maid's one-bedroom home.

    You need to get down there in the hard right wing extremist mud with the rest of those three pigs and FIGHT it out for who's more pious, who hates healthcare the most and who will repeal those awful socialist child labor laws the soonest. By God get ideological, man!! Don't be such a wuss. You're fighting for the very Christian, Anglo-Saxon, first-class-travellin', gated-community SOUL of this country!!

    Don't listen to that little internal weakling commie voice warning you about general electability ... As they say in the Martha's Vineyard regatta – "HARD TO PORT (right), MAN!"

    February 9, 2012 at 5:07 pm |
  264. Jonathan K.

    My advice to Willard Romney would be to get out of the way of candidates that actually have a plan to improve this country, you know, candidates like Ron Paul and um... Well, I suppose Paul is the only one to lay out any sort of specific plan at all, unless you consider going to the Moon a realistic solution our problems.

    February 9, 2012 at 5:07 pm |
  265. Dawlin Urena

    Stop demonizing your oposition and run on issues. By the time you get the nomination, if you do, you will have made too many enemies... That on top of the lack of enthus and the deep down idea that you are not a full fledge Conservative.

    February 9, 2012 at 5:07 pm |
  266. Joe Blow

    Drop out, you have zero chance, you're just wasting your time and other people's money.

    February 9, 2012 at 5:07 pm |
  267. Gary

    Decide who you are, what you believe and stick to it. I will be voting for President Obama, but you could improve the Republican Party by modeling decency and compassion. Wouldn't that be legacy enough?

    February 9, 2012 at 5:08 pm |
  268. deborah ballweg Seibert, co

    Get specific on how you can turn our country around. (jobs and debt) Champion the american people, Obama says we are arrogant and in light of what we have to carry in the world, why not? You need to debate better, speak more slowly. Romney care is a problem, you need to find a way to difuse that.

    February 9, 2012 at 5:08 pm |
  269. Joe Blow

    How about this, Mitt? I'll bet you $10,000 Obama will beat you if you are the Republican nominee.

    February 9, 2012 at 5:09 pm |
  270. Sam

    He needs to speak to tax, medicare and social security reforms in detailed ways. He does know business. He needs to sell Americans on how and why belt tightening is needed if the country is to survive. Wheres the beef.

    February 9, 2012 at 5:10 pm |
  271. Kyle

    From Oregon. My advice would be, "Talk to ME" Meaning talk to the country as if you are talking to the people you are close to. We hear what a great guy you are behind closed doors, show that person.

    February 9, 2012 at 5:12 pm |
  272. Dan Bednarik

    Jack – I would tell Mr. Romney to at least look sincere and change that apologetic puppy face he always seems to show. I think he is the most un-Presidential character since Dan Quayle.

    February 9, 2012 at 5:13 pm |
  273. larry simpson

    Drop out of the race,and spend your millions feeding africans or something,but please spare us 4 more years of no government like we just witnessed.

    February 9, 2012 at 5:15 pm |
  274. Joe Young

    From Slippery Rock, PA

    Mr. Cafferty, before retiring, I spent a number of years in mental health counseling. The key to mental health for most folks is to come to grips with reality, accept and embrace that which IS. Mr. Romney needs to do that and give up. He simply WILL NOT win the presidency. Tell him to call his proctologist to find his head. He is delusional.

    February 9, 2012 at 5:16 pm |
  275. Max in Atlanta

    Romney needs to show voters has emotion. He is very restrained in his mannerisms and speech which gives the perception of a well briefed robot. We need a passionate leader who is able to get everyone to reach out to each other and get this country kick started. If only we could inject Santorum's fire, and Paul's common sense into Romney and we would have a heck of an opponent to Obama. Yes, Newt was not included because he is far too divisive, arrogant and elitist, what we do not need right now.

    February 9, 2012 at 5:16 pm |
  276. Brad

    Mitt, take a stand & go with it. Then let the chips fall where they may. If the GOP doesn't find a real candidate to oppose Obama, and soon, I may exercise my right not to vote for the first time in my life.

    Rockford, IL

    February 9, 2012 at 5:17 pm |
  277. Ian in MN

    Same as every other republican. Get out of the Race. If he really wants to do himself a favor though he'd pledge to make Ron Paul his running mate. That might make ron paul willing to drop out, and it would be the only real shot he's got at the presidency.

    February 9, 2012 at 5:17 pm |
  278. Marc

    Advice to Mitt: 1. Say something you are actually going to DO as president to help the country, aside from cutting taxes on the wealthy. Surely that won't solve ALL our problems. What if the wealthy take that extra money and put it in, like, offshore investments instead of running around creating jobs in America? 2. It's great that you want to cut govt to lower the deficit, but could you please spell out exactly WHAT you're going to cut? 3. Can you offer SOME KIND of solution to creating jobs, fixing the healthcare system, protecting the environment, setting policy with regards to Russia, the Middle East, etc. How about an education plan? Really, anything constructive about actual American problems would help.

    February 9, 2012 at 5:18 pm |
  279. ART

    I would advise him to forget about being President because he stands for nothing. You have got to have strong convictions and since he has been on every side of every issue he just cannot be trusted and therefore will never ever be elected to the highest office of our nation, not to mention Obama is three times smarter than he is

    February 9, 2012 at 5:19 pm |
  280. Sam Safi, Roseville CA

    Endorse Ron Paul take some of his ideas over even announce that he might pick him as VP. Did everyone notice Newt being all the sudden being respectful towards Dr. Paul after SC? Well Romney has always been respectful towards him, he just needs to promise people that he will adopt his ideas such as investigating Feds and bring them under Congressional oversight.

    February 9, 2012 at 5:19 pm |
  281. Jim

    I think Mitt Romney needs to focused on creating jobs, support small business and balance the budget.

    Use these as his talking points for why he will have a successful administration and his opponent (President Obama) has not.

    Sent using Windows Phone 7

    February 9, 2012 at 5:19 pm |
  282. Bill Davis III from Asheboro, North Carolina

    My advice to Romney is recognize that evangelical social conservatives aren't turning out for you, so focus on your strengths which lye in economic and foreign policy. Then when you win the GOP nomination make Santorum your running mate so that he can secure the votes that you can't.

    February 9, 2012 at 5:19 pm |
  283. Bryan

    Simple. "If elected, I will nominate Ron Paul as Chairman of the Federal Reserve."

    February 9, 2012 at 5:19 pm |
  284. Pamela C.

    I would suggest that he surround himself with some very smart people and come up with a novel, inspiring idea to use as his platform. Either that, or promise to give every American a portion of his riches.

    February 9, 2012 at 5:19 pm |
  285. Don from Whitney Texas

    my advice to Romney is to be more agressive and expose the other candidates for their weaknesses. Santorum is only the recent darling due to being at the bottom, but once Santorum has been exposed for his issues, Romney should go on to win.

    February 9, 2012 at 5:20 pm |
  286. Rich, Vancouver WA

    I'd tell him to keep on doing what he's doing, but then, I'm a Democrat.

    February 9, 2012 at 5:20 pm |
  287. Joseph L.

    Get off Newt's moon base and come back to earth! Aka, don't get cocky!

    February 9, 2012 at 5:20 pm |
  288. conservadox

    Hang in there. You have Michigan and Arizona in the bag from what I've read, which means you will have momentum going into Super Tuesday. After you clobber everyone in March the nomination will be yours. So just focus on November, and don't get pulled so far to the right that you will keep saying things that will embarrass you in the fall.

    February 9, 2012 at 5:20 pm |
  289. John

    My advice to Romney: Go after the progressive vote. Admit that you have been lying about conservative values. Say they don't work and you are going to devote your presidency to giving congress back to the people, not the big shots. Tell everyone that you were right back in Mass and universal medicare is what America deserves.

    February 9, 2012 at 5:21 pm |
  290. Mechelle Schneider

    My advice to Mitt Romney: Move to Switzerland so that he can be closer to his money. Money seems to be the only thing Mitt Romney connects with.

    February 9, 2012 at 5:21 pm |
  291. Josh Z

    Romney is still in a good position. Santorum is just the "flavor of the month", and his time will pass. Just as it did for Newt Gingrich, Michelle Bachmann, Herman Cain, and Rick Perry. My advice to Romney though: Get a heart transplant for the void in his chest.

    February 9, 2012 at 5:21 pm |
  292. Raymond Flournoy

    Mitt: Get a life – a real life.

    February 9, 2012 at 5:21 pm |
  293. Mark

    I'm not sure what to say. Here is a man who makes $57000 a day while the majority of Americans make far less than that per year. He's living in a completely different world than the average citizen. His campaign is elitist and he would certainly govern like an elitist, using whatever popular demagoguery the people will swallow. He sees himself as a business man and he sees the country as a business. But that isn't right – where is the profit in freedom? The goal of Capitalism is to corner a market, the goal of a state is to create free spaces; two fundamentally different things. He's losing because its obvious his vision of the country is an extension of the last 30 years of political failure.

    February 9, 2012 at 5:21 pm |
  294. wayne, va beach, va

    Tell him to just stop running for the top job. Let Obama have 4 more years then in 2016 when the United States is completely in the comode maybe someone will step up to plate who can do the job. Personally if I had his money
    I'd buy an island in the south pacific and move there.

    February 9, 2012 at 5:21 pm |
  295. Rob

    Drop out and look into VP on the ticket.

    February 9, 2012 at 5:22 pm |
  296. Ryne P.

    Mitt Romney? Why would I give advice to Mitt Romney? The people who need advice are those among the GOP who support a big government Rhino like him. My advice is to look at the only true conservative running. Ron Paul.

    February 9, 2012 at 5:22 pm |
  297. Lee

    Republicans need to stop worrying about who "connects" with them, and find someone who is intelligent, highly qualified, a person of great integrity, detail-oriented and will do everything in his power to succeed. All of the candidates are "conservative enough." Mitt Romney is the most qualified on the qualities that matter most.

    February 9, 2012 at 5:22 pm |
  298. RickFromDetroit

    I would tell Mitt Romney to place a large bet with InTrade. He could bet a million bucks on President Obama and then throw the election. This would would be more profitable than Bain Capital and would be in the same line of business as Bain !

    February 9, 2012 at 5:22 pm |
  299. 2cent

    Quit, you can't. win. Look at the big 0's record
    Year 1: Saves Captialism with bailouts
    Year 2: Gives the America people univerisal healthcare (Not perfect, but a start. I don;t like the mandate)
    Year 3: Kills Osama and Kadafi
    Year 4: Bailout the homeowners

    It's over Mitt!

    February 9, 2012 at 5:22 pm |
  300. Ben

    Simple. Do the party a favor and just drop out. Then ask Joe DeMint or Marco Rubio to run.

    February 9, 2012 at 5:22 pm |
  301. Mike St George, Utah

    Why should he have to change his personality? Would we rather have a bitter bully like Gingrich or a Holyier than thou religous guy. Not me Jack, I want someone who just might have the brains to turn this economy around. And for the record before the rest of America bashes me, no I am not a Mormon sticking up for a fellow Mormon.

    February 9, 2012 at 5:23 pm |
  302. Name*JS Hogan

    Get out of the race! You can't win and you are helping Obama get re-elected. If you really love America, step down now!

    February 9, 2012 at 5:23 pm |
  303. Susan from Idaho

    I've got this covered Jack. I'd tell him to help Newtie build a colony on the moon and they could take turns being president and vice president there. What's become of the GOP, has common sense been bred out of the party.

    February 9, 2012 at 5:23 pm |
  304. Bruce Becker

    come back in his next lifetime as a "god".

    he's 'this close'.

    February 9, 2012 at 5:23 pm |
  305. Mike Troy

    The best thing Romney can do is drop out and endorse Ron Paul. Despite his alleged "front-runner" status, he cannot beat Pres Obama without the votes from Paul supporters. Most of us will not vote for anyone else, and we definitely have strength in numbers. He can't win without us.

    February 9, 2012 at 5:23 pm |
  306. Ray Victory

    Vero Beach, FL

    Go home and get a real life.

    February 9, 2012 at 5:23 pm |
  307. Barbara

    For Romney~~keep on keeping on, and help us re-elect President Obama, along w/ur fellow "serial clown-train" group.

    February 9, 2012 at 5:23 pm |
  308. Matt

    Drop out and endorse Dr. Paul.

    February 9, 2012 at 5:23 pm |
  309. Davis

    Stop resisting patriotic song and start actually talking about your policies – and no, I don't mean simply saying, "I understand the economy and I'll fix it." Tell us HOW you'll fix it.

    February 9, 2012 at 5:23 pm |
  310. ric

    My advice to Willard? Move to China where he could work on IPads for 31 cents an hour. Honest work of which Willard has yet to be accused!

    February 9, 2012 at 5:23 pm |
  311. souptwins

    I'd advice him to not be so afraid to let the people see a bit of who he is as a human. Some jobs are about more than the resume and Americans are looking for him to open up for the job interview.

    February 9, 2012 at 5:23 pm |
  312. Pat

    Rick Santorum has bested him on 1/10th the budget (or less). If he were a loyal Republican, he put his money behind someone who has better campaign and interpersonal skills than he does. As VP he could become the "Economy Czar" and possibly get more done behind the scenes outside Washington (Like NY, Chicago and LA, where investment and business decisions are made). If he spent less time looking a campaign bank balance, he might notice how ineffective his campaign efforts have been so far and become a team player.

    February 9, 2012 at 5:24 pm |
  313. Tom-S. Illinois

    Conservatives should know it's difficult to change what is God given. He ain't connected. It's just hard for him to be like everybody else. And he is a WAS -- (No) P.

    February 9, 2012 at 5:24 pm |
  314. Jon in Tempe, Arizona

    I would advise he needs to get treatment for the "Massachusetts Syndrome" that all recent presidential candidates from that state seem to have. Dukakis, Kerry and now Romney (it even crosses party lines) all seem to have general symptoms of appearing aloof and at least seem to appear to not stand on principle. They seem to say whatever they need to say to get elected. It must be a contagious condition amongst modern Massachusetts politicians. They need to find a cure.

    February 9, 2012 at 5:24 pm |
  315. JONIQUE

    To Mitt,
    A Virginia Lady says, Stop attacking our President with nasty untrue comments. We are listening to you. You sound like the Ga. newt. Stop your wife from wearing expensive St John outfits. We get it, she is rich. Send your sons to work or the peace corp.
    like the rich Kennedy's. Don't tell us they are helping you by standing around laughing all the time. Once you lose, hire many Mexicans, African Americans, and Asians. Try next time after President OBAMA ends his term. With his background compared to your gold spoon in the mouth, he wins hands down.

    February 9, 2012 at 5:24 pm |
  316. Shan

    Confirm Obama was born in US to distance yourself from the minority that thinks otherwise.
    Discredit the continued use of Keynesian economics; it is for short term use only if used at all. Admit that the GOP had free reign for 6 years & helped put us in this mess & explain why you will be different.
    Admit that the health care system is flawed & that it causes an exuberant amount of problems outside of just the health care industry; & offer a plan to fix it other than Obama's.
    Explain why we are the "freest nation" but gays can't marry without using God/bible as a defense.
    Shockingly, Obama has been extremely sufficient regarding foreign affairs/military action. I think it took the GOP by surprise as well- what would your policy be to continue a show of "strength"? Or, how is it different and why?
    Explain why your money in not in the US. Do not explain why you're rich- that is not a valid point against you- why is your money elsewhere?
    How can we continue to not raise taxes after both the Bush admin & Obama's?
    How will you stop American companies from moving overseas?
    How will you stop states from selling their infrastructure to foreign countries (ie TX)?
    How will you bring "compromise" back to Washington? Not compromising is destroying this country. We are not all "tea" people... Thankfully.... People are not "Un-American" for disagreeing with one another. What will you do to work both sides of the isles?

    February 9, 2012 at 5:24 pm |
  317. aj

    Aj, Colorado

    I would tell Mitt to read the hand writing on the wall and quit. As you said earlier....anyone but Romney

    February 9, 2012 at 5:24 pm |
  318. Ted Davis

    He can't connect, most republicans I've spoken to says he looks artificial when he's speaking, he doesn't look real.

    He would do the party a big favor by dropping it out of the race and letting Newt and Rick punch it out.

    Personally, if he is the one to verse Obama, as a republican, I will cast my vote for Obama in the general election.

    Ted
    Bellingham WA

    February 9, 2012 at 5:24 pm |
  319. Polo

    Mitt should drop out the race, and to be honest; I don't think America is ready for a Mormon president.

    February 9, 2012 at 5:24 pm |
  320. Davis

    Stop reciting patriotic song and start actually talking about your policies – and no, I don't mean simply saying, "I understand the economy and I'll fix it." Tell us HOW you'll fix it.

    February 9, 2012 at 5:24 pm |
  321. Mike

    I'd tell Mitt to quit now or strengthen that glass jaw of his.....one or the other,lol.

    February 9, 2012 at 5:24 pm |
  322. Jason from HI

    Educate, Enlighten and Inspire the American People as to why you are the best choice to stop our hemorrhaging deficits.

    February 9, 2012 at 5:25 pm |
  323. AJ, Colorado

    Mitt needs a reality check don't deny his wealth and move forward speak clearly concise not robotic and memorized. Its sad but Gingrich and Rick S. has made strides with Mitts missteps and soon he will be asked to stepaside for the party

    February 9, 2012 at 5:25 pm |
  324. John Schilling, Chambersburg, PA

    DROP OUT. Let's face it Jack, The better debater will win the election. Romney won't cut it. Gingrich would be best with Santorum a close second. Maybe some day we'll get back to voting for someone based on qualifications and experience.

    February 9, 2012 at 5:25 pm |
  325. Dave

    Mitt,
    Zip up your mouth to avoid flip flops and don't run negative ads against your opponents, Americans are too smart these days for negatives ads and saying things which we all know will not work for America. ( Republican ideas) the reason why we are all in this ditch.

    February 9, 2012 at 5:25 pm |
  326. Kevin

    Keep it up! You're doing a great job in making sure that Obama will be re-elected. Thanks for everything Mitt!

    February 9, 2012 at 5:26 pm |
  327. Will from south dakota

    Romney comes across as totally insincere in everything he says. Everything he says seems rehearsed and it appears that he lacks any real personal convictions. He just says and does whatever he thinks it takes to get elected. Frankly I perceive him as grossly underqualified to be president. I would not vote for him under any circumstance. Too bad Huntsman dropped out. There was a man of real sound character and strong convictions. You republicans really screwed up when you let him get away.

    February 9, 2012 at 5:26 pm |
  328. Josh

    I would advise Romney to wear his magic underwear.

    February 9, 2012 at 5:26 pm |
  329. Dennis from PA

    Simple. Stop the negative attacks, tell me what you propose and why you think your ideas will work.

    February 9, 2012 at 5:26 pm |
  330. Walter Shmitt

    In the words of Kurt Vonnegut "...take a flying {leap} at a rolling donut, take a flying {leap} at the MOON". And stop calling yourself "Mitt" you lying rat Willard!

    February 9, 2012 at 5:26 pm |
  331. Nathan from Victoria

    It is time for Romney to get his game face on and have something substantial to rally the Republicans. I have watched about over half a dozen of the GOP Debates and I still can not figure out who he is. Plus with his major losses of Colorado, Minnesota, and Missouri are rather humilating because Romney has the most money and best organization and yet he can not solidify his lead as the Republican Nominee. As mentioned before Romney needs to get his game face on because play time is over now is the time to get serious.

    February 9, 2012 at 5:26 pm |
  332. Mike - Pittsburgh, PA

    Definitely, DO NOT sing....it's not your forte. All kidding aside Mitt needs to show the American public that he can relate to the middle class and those who are struggling.

    February 9, 2012 at 5:26 pm |
  333. David

    Emphasize Santorum's anti-science diatribes against evolution and global warming. We can't afford a president who doesn't understand and appreciate basic science.

    February 9, 2012 at 5:27 pm |
  334. CT

    For at least two weeks survive on only what assistance the poor are made to endure, then talk about the experience.

    February 9, 2012 at 5:27 pm |