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‘Rock stars’ for Romney: Jeb and Condi campaign in Broward County

by George Bennett | November 5th, 2012

DAVIE — President Obama campaigned with the rapper Pitbull on Sunday and has Bruce Springsteen on the trail with him today.

Mitt Romney‘s campaign relied on a different kind of star power here this afternoon.

“On the other side, they may have Pitbull and Bruce Springsteen, but you’re going to get to see some of the rock stars that we have on our ticket today with Jeb Bush and Condoleezza Rice,” Republican congressional hopeful Adam Hasner told a crowd of about 200 at a get-out-the-vote rally at Broward College.

Former Secretary of State Rice scoffed at Democratic talk of a “war on women” while former Gov. Bush called Obama a failed president who has brought division during his term.

Rice said that with Romney as president, “Our friends in places like Israel will know that we are their friend. And I know that our enemies and our foes in places like Venezuela and Cuba and Iran will know that they should not underestimate us and they should not cross us.”

Rice also weighed in on the gender gap.

“All of this nonsense out there about the war on women — who are we kidding? I am a woman. I know that what we are getting from Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan is respect and understanding that women are single women and mothers and daughters and wives and that they too want an economy recovering where people can find jobs,” Rice said.

Bush said Obama had squandered opportunities to lead.

“I don’t ascribe bad motives to our president. I don’t think that’s relevant, I don’t think it’s appropriate. But his policies have failed,” Bush said.

“The president of the United States for the last four years has had ample opportunity. He had 60 votes, Democrats in the Senate. And he had the House Democrat for the first two years. He could have led. He could have created consensus on these bigger things that need to get done that require Democrats and Republicans working together. But he shunned that idea. And now we are a divided country and we need a new President that will unite us,” Bush said.

In an interview afterward, Bush predicted Romney will win Florida and the presidency on Tuesday.

Although many polls show Obama with a narrow edge in several swing states, Bush said Romney has more enthusiastic supporters and appears to be winning independent voters.

“You combine those two things it’s very hard for me to imagine how at the end Romney doesn’t win, if not all the swing states, pretty close to it,” Bush said.

“I cannot believe that the president will have anything close to the kind of passionate support he had four years ago, which was a tidal wave…I don’t see it now. When the president of the United States, as a candidate, says get revenge — don’t boo, get revenge against his opponent — that’s not hope and change. That is just ugly. I think people, independents in particular, are turned off by that,” Bush said.

On the campaign trail, Obama regularly describes Romney’s proposals in a way the elicits boos from his audience. Obama then replies: “Don’t boo — vote.” At a recent rally in Ohio, Obama drew criticism for also saying “Voting is the best revenge.”

Bush last week criticized Obama for regularly reminding voters of the bad economic conditions he inherited when he succeeded Bush’s older brother, former President George W. Bush.

Asked about it today, Jeb Bush said: “You can take it all the way back to Bill Clinton, Ronald Reagan. There’s this constant energy around defusing a difficult circumstance so that he’s not held to account. And people want leadership. The lesson I learned when I was governor was, when you screw up, admit it, accept responsibility, fix the problem and move on. People will respect you a lot more than saying the dog ate your homework. It’s just, the cumulative effect of this after nearly four years of the presidency — my gosh, what point is it going to be the responsibility of the president?”

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39 Responses to “‘Rock stars’ for Romney: Jeb and Condi campaign in Broward County”

  1. SOFLGirl Says:

    Yes, Condolleeza Rice, there is a war on women but I KNOW YOU DON’T RESEARCH…like the war in/for IRAQ. Jeb BUSH go home….you are irrelevant.

    Obama will win because of all of the lies/changes coming out of Romney’s mouth especially in OHIO!

  2. Crowbar Says:

    “Gov. Bush called Obama a failed president who has brought division during his term.”

    And just what does JEB call his brother?

  3. PArgente Says:

    SOFLGirl–if there is a “war on woman” it is being waged by Obama-who pays the women in his White House far less than men—and who’s policies are responsible for a dramatic increase in the number of women who are unemployed, the number of woman who are on food stamps, and even for the number of women veterans who are homeless.

  4. Ahah Says:

    Crowbar said:”…And just what does JEB call his brother?”.
    Answer:”an idiot”.

  5. Trigger Happy Says:

    I’m looking forward to Romney being elected tomorrow night!

  6. George Says:

    Having a Bush on the trail can only hurt Romney. But at this point, poll place shenanigans, jim crow hy-jinks, even Dub’ya, and the kitchen sink ain’t going to get the stink off the Romney campaign!

  7. One of the 47% Says:

    They brought out oil girl Condoleeeza. Hey Condi, why did Exxon change the name of that tanker after you were selected secretary of state? You know which one — the Altair Voyager.
    Hey Bush, next time your family takes our country to war for oil lets make sure we get it ok?

    Early Congrats goes out to Obama for easily securing the second term.

  8. SOFLGirl Says:

    @PArgente

    Go to factcheck.org to verify your claims (avove) about Obama’s policies for women…also, do you really think this country is going to vote Romney/Ryan with his false claims and Ryan’s fringe right policies on women….you are delusional! Women will vote Obama back in! You can’t get to the White House with a narrow monolithic group of people like white men! That’s why limiting voting days and hours is the plan to the White House for the Republicans…can;t expand the base shrink the turnout! Not going to work! Obama will be with us for another 4 years!! I am independent but not a “low information voter” and Romney just lies….get a moderate and rid of the tea party and I may vote R.

  9. SOFLGirl Says:

    Ryan has been sequestered for the last month!

  10. Soylent Green Says:

    Condolezzza !

    Condoleeeeezaaaa !
    Dark haired moulie !

    OOOOOOOOOO ! Neil God !

  11. Mmmm! Says:

    Jeb Bush is as bad as the FCAT. Go figure now!
    Mediocre education is what you and your brother brought to Florida….

  12. Mmmm! Says:

    Jeb Bush and brother = FCAT
    The worst stupidity to our education. Now go figure….

  13. Mmmm! Says:

    The only reason Romney wants to be a president of the United States is because that’s the only thing that all his money cannot buy. There are soooo many better people for that job! He is not the right candidate, the republicans lack of trustworthy people. I would have voted for MacCain though, but for Ronmey??????
    NO SOLID VISION, NO SOLID PHILOSOPHY, NOT EVEN GUTS to stay in one position. Just ask Massachusetts.. They hate him!

  14. Florida 4 Freedom Says:

    South Florida Girl. … so whats wrong with white men…..racist lately?
    Fact Check does not agree with your statements about Ryan and Women Rights..EPIC FAIL BOO BOO

  15. Trigger Happy Says:

    one of the 47%, really, you still think we went to war for oil? I think my IQ drops every time I read these responses …..

  16. SOFLGirl Says:

    @Florida 4 Freedom

    Stop being clueless…please! I am simply stating that you can’t get to the White House with that sole demographic that Romney is leading with..not racist at all…it’s a fact!!! As for Paul Ryan it’s on record just go look it up! I know and so have MILLIONS of women…Romney has Paul Ryan sequestered because Paul Ryan is an epic fail…see WI!!!!

    Romney/Ryan should be ashamed of themselves with the campaign they have run…The Republican Party with have severe ramifications beacuse of them! I am so happy that tomorrow is the last day I will hear or see Romney!

  17. Florida 4 Freedom Says:

    Imagine if people made statments like”Tired Black men and Democratic Party”…sounds racist right? Because it is…leave color out of this…dam im bi~racial I find it funny how one person says the other party is sooii Bad and then makes a racist staement…and yes its racist SoFloridaGirl even when you use the word ” white “…Funny since Obama came into office its now ok to use reverse racism…which is RACISM….DUHHHH

  18. SOFLGirl Says:

    it’s a stat…used all the time in elections…please educate yourself

  19. Florida 4 Freedom Says:

    And you cant get to the Whitehouse with Voter Fraud and people tweetn their going to kill white people and Romney plus burn down the Whitehiuse or offering Free food and a ride ti the poles if you vote their party or the payoff of Mainstream Media only reporting one sided news….and the big one BENGHAZI COVER-UP. ..FAST N FURIOUS. ..AND DONT GIVE ME THE BUSH EXCUSE…OBAMA GAVE HIS WORD TO NOT LEAD LIKE THE ONES BEFORE HIM…THEN CAME WALLSTREET BAILOUTS…FAILED GREEN NO ENERGY…THE WAR ON JOBS…OBAMACARE THAT WE CANT EVEN PAY FOR..DEBT DEBT MORE FREEBEES…YOUR DEF LIB SO DONT LIE YOU WILL NEVER VOTE R….MLK IS ROLLING OVER IN HIS GRAVE HE WAS A STRONG REPUBLICAN AND WOULD HAVE RAN CIRCLES AROUND OBAMA BECAUSE HE KNEW HOW TO BRING PEOPLE TOGETHER NOT DIVIDE OR BLAME BLAME OR ACT SO NON PRESIDENTIAL LIKE OBAMA WITH TWO LATE NITE TALK SHOWS A WEEK, BUT BE DAMMED IF HE SHOWS UP FOR A JOB MEETING IN 8monthsa…PLEASE FACT CHECK THAT MA!

  20. SOFLGirl Says:

    Please educate yourself! I know it’s hard to break away from Fox News but a little research ON YOUR OWN will go along way for you!

    I was an R and was even going to vote for McCain but then Sara Palin showed up and well, you know what happened….landslide victory. As a women and a USA citizen that was just a pathetic choice of a VP….just like Ryan.

  21. Florida 4 Freedom Says:

    …FYI…FOX NEWS?..another one of Obamas slogans. ..lol…no I dont watch Tv…I get all my info straight from the Whithouse posted vidoe of a variety of things they have to make available and then also The oversight committee that just got done with a four hour long meeting trying to pull the truth out of the people whi where suppose to protect our people in Benghazi…if you even have heard of that since you most likely watcg MS”LSD”…..ABC AND CBS ALL PRO DEMOCRATIC ONE SIDED MACHINES…Sarah Palin WAS nOt that bad nor Hillary but since MOST ARE BIAS AT WOMEN IN THE WHITEHOUSE THEY GOT DOG’D…but you let one party tell you they love women? Fact Check that woman that work for Obama get paid less then men in same positions…yep…I wont say Republicans are perfect but they are not the boogy man Democratics portray them to be and plenty or black, white,hispanic men and women will be voting for that party even if its not So called COOL OR HIP SAYS OBAMA…A ONE TERM IDIOT

  22. Phil_EngAmer Says:

    We’re hearing a lot about “growth” these days, but is all growth good? Under the current administration, the number of people on food stamps has grown from 33 million to 46 million. Another four years of that growth would give us 66 million – a staggering 20% of the US population — on food stamps. We have entered a food stamp economy, not a growth and jobs economy.

  23. SOFLGirl Says:

    @Florida 4 Freedom

    We both see the issues but with different perspectives….

    Yes, Sara Palin was “that bad!” *See electoral college map from 2008! Comparing Hillary and/with Palin is ridiculous.

    President Obama will be re-elected tomorrow evening!!

    Romney-Ryan are NOT honest, have no plan and are too extreme….the tea party is going to hurt the R party for many years to come.

  24. Obama/Dems 2012 Says:

    Romney is SO desperate!

    Condi and Jeb the Rock Stars! LOL!

    Bringing in a whopping 200 people!

    Wow! Feel the Mitt-mentum!

    Obama’s rally yesterday was well over 20,000 people. All the momentum is on Obama’s side. President Obama will win re-election. If Obama wins CO, NH, WI the Kochfiends can steal Ohio and Florida and Obama STILL wins. If Obama wins VA, it’s over. Obama is going to win all of these states, so at the end of the day the parsing won’t matter and we’ll have Four More Years of this outstanding President.

  25. SOFLGirl Says:

    @Phil_EngAmer

    Please fact check your statement about the food stamp statement….NOT TRUE! Hint…it will involve President Obama, Bush, stimulus and waivers. Please educate yourself!

    @Obama/Dems 2012

    I agree he is an outstanding human being and President!

  26. WOW Says:

    THEY REALLY SENT THESE IDIOTS TO FLORIDA? THEY REALLY THOUGHT THAT WOULD HELP?? THE VERY KIDS BUSH STUCK IT TO WITH FCAT NOW VOTE…. BIG MISTAKE!!!! HOW MANY KNOW BUSH ACTUALLY HAS A LARGE STAKE IN THE COMPANY WHO PUTS OUT FCAT? WHAT A BUM!!!!!!

    OBAMA 2012!!!!!!!!!!!!

  27. SOFLGirl Says:

    Condi for 2016….LOL! Won’t even make it to the Primaries….way too much baggage!

  28. Lola Says:

    I am an educated woman and I find it appolling to suggest that Mitt has a war against women. It is so far from the truth.

    SOFL Girl – it is so obvious that you are part of a special interest group.

    Nonetheless, you are free to exercise your right to vote and I will exercise mine for Mitt. Let democracy work.

  29. Christian Voter Says:

    Jeb and Condi are both Mormons — nuf said.

  30. Romney Supporter Says:

    Case Closed: If Moderate Voters See This Video, It’s Over for Obama
    KYLE BECKER SEPTEMBER 7, 2012 11:36 AM

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=nWVL7TptQ24

    This is a stunning thirteen minute video that shows Obama in his own words, with commentary from mostly mainstream media sources. If this video goes viral and reaches moderate and independent voters, it would be a big blow to the Obama re-election bid.

    Like I said in the title, if an undecided voter sees this, it’s over for Obama.

  31. Obama/Dems 2012 Says:

    LOL @ “Romney Supporter”

    People have already decided and they support President Obama. All we have to do is let every voter who wants to, to vote! As long as Americans can defy the Republican voting machine and actually cast a ballot, the election will be an easy win for the President. But it is un-American that in the year 2012, one of our two political parties is trying to win an election by literally appealing only to white men, while actively suppressing the black and latino vote. It is un-American. And we are going to defeat them!

  32. jebamoni4 Says:

    Hazaardous Hazner will be a threat to the women kind. Instead of asking his wife or daughter, he has paid a pretty lady
    to sit in the toliet to make a commercial against the Mayor!! Why not asking Condi Rice to pose in the toilet!!! It is very demeaning of women kind!!
    When Frankel was Mayor during two major hurricanes, she was out in the streets ordering the workers to clear the debris.Within 12 hours the streets were cleared. Where was Hasner that time of crisis? May be he was chatting with Down town Danny!!!!!

  33. F.B.I. Informant Says:

    http://www.lakexposed.com/?page_id=3903

    Clearwater Assistant Police Chief Sandra Rena Wilson receives four felony complaints against her.

    Clearwater P.D., Pinellas County Sheriff Office, Tampa & Jacksonville F.B.I., FDLE Headquarters (Wilson’s former employer), Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings (husband to U.S. Senate candidate Val Demings) and the Florida Cabinet which includes Governor Scott, Pam Bondi, Jeff Atwater and Adam Putnam have suppressed the evidence on Chief Wilson and cleared her of all charges.

    Three dates of birth, falsification of an FDLE police report regarding federal evidence on Deputy Derek Deland who committed over $ 100,000 in FEMA FRAUD, Recording a falsified affidavit on June 14, 2011, and swearing to the same under oath of a notary; clear and convincing evidence was ignored by officials.

  34. Mattrue Says:

    President Barack Obama declared winning the presidency to his second term. Jeb you should have accepted that your brother is a failure and the cause of the worst economic disaster since the Great Depression, because the rest of America has decided that he is the disease that destroyed the middle class. We have spoken in our selection of President Barack Obama to lead us into the future. Do yourself and the republicans a big favor and go hide somewhere with your brother and the rest of the Bush family and don’t ever think about running for president.

  35. Mattrue Says:

    Romney supporters can go suck it, just one word for you to remember, looser. The American people have spoken and now you looser republicans can accept that you are the cause of the worst economic disaster since the Great Depression. All you had to do is admit that your butt head George W Bush caused the worst economic disaster the world has ever seen in the modern world, but noooooo you had to try to blame it on the Democrats. To late you loose again and Obama will oust all of you in the next few years.

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