The Week in Review 2/4/2012: Romney: Presidential Timber or Mittwit?

Yesterday, I was watching television and saw Mitt Romney receive an endorsement from Donald Trump. After all the trouble that Trump has represented not just for progressives, but within the Republican Party, I would not be seen on the same stage with the man. Romney had a beholding demeanor in his approach and style at that moment that did not appear presidential. It looked like Trump was the president and Romney was being appointed to a position within his administration. . This is just another occasion where he demonstrates himself to be a poor candidate and a ‘wet dishrag” of a man. He appears to be a specter of a man without any real heart or soul, nor intrinsic passion for anything.

Conservatives have to be going for him only because he is not Obama, because otherwise he has few if any redeeming qualities. He says he is on board with the conservative agenda? Well if he is, the timing is pretty convenient. As the ‘Massachusetts Moderate’ he has embraced and accommodated many tenets of the left. So, this guy is now your ‘standard bearer’? He says that as a CEO, he knows what the economy needs. But, the Government is not a corporation, how does this make him qualified? Going back to a version of policies under the GW Bush administration is certainly not the answer after all we have been through. All of us on the left and most independents are aware of that. Well, Mr. Romney what else do have to offer besides your statement ‘that we could do better’?

Romney is a master of expediency, a behavior that even Gingrich avoids as seen in the debates. So, what is it, Mr. Romney that you believe, really? Who can forget the comment he made in a debate against Governor Huntsman, accusing him of fraternizing with Obama merely because he accepted a position as a foreign ambassador under his administration. He tries to get a cheap rise from the audience, in a classic pander-bear manner. It fell flat. His orientation naturally revolves around his world and his wealth. It is pretty stupid to make a $10,000 bet on national television over so trivial a matter when so many working and middle class were without work with many sacrificing all they have to survive. Does he not think before he speaks? Someone needs to put a bridle on his mouth. It makes him look out of touch with the concerns of the average American. It may well be that he is not interested in the middle class, but be smart enough not to broadcast that over a national megaphone.

What about when being confronted with his tax information, he equivocates. We of the 99 percent have been complaining about the plutocrats taking advantage of the system. It is said that the only people that need to keep a considerable amount of the wealth outside of the United States are those that are trying to hide something or another. As Chief Executive, I want the president to set the example beyond just meeting the letter of the law but complying in its spirit and avoiding even the appearance of impropriety in relation to it. Consequently, I want his tax returns made public not just for the previous tax year but over several. We need to make certain that the man that wishes to be king is exemplary in his conduct.

What about the time when had mentioned in passing that in one year he did not make much money. He made only about $300,000.00 in speaking engagements? Well, Mitt, for 99% of us, $300,000.00 is a considerable amount of money. The fact that you made it appear like it is mere ‘chump change’ to you makes us, once again, believe that you are out of touch with the reality of life for most Americans. Then there was that botched interview with Fox, showing him pouting like a school girl with a body language that one might associate with an effeminate nature. See the video; he did not appear very masterful in this interview

Fox News take on the 'Disasterous" Romney Interview

Excerpts from the Fox Interview with Romney

Before you conservatives accuse me of being partisan, I compare Romney to your iconic leader, Ronald Reagan. It is well know that I distrust Republicans and do not like GOP politics in general. With Reagan’s election in 1980, I was terrified that he was going to take us all back to the dark ages. A friend of mine was privy to attend an Urban League (Organization that promoted African-American business enterprise) meeting in Denver in 1981 where Reagan attended and spoke. He told me that Mr. Reagan intended to reverse much of the social spending, seeking a new path. None of us wanted to hear this as our communities were still greatly disadvantaged. But the man had the courage to go into the lion’s den with his convictions and he earned my respect because of it.

He did not pander to our group or anyone else. I like courage; it is way up there on the top of my list of admirable qualities. He really believed all the stuff about the “shining city on the hill’ and a return to the values that he was adamantly certain made the country great and would make us great again. I wanted to believe him. . He was inspiring, authentic and convincing to the point that I wanted to give him a chance.

Well, Romney is none of those things……

This is not going to be an easy contest for Romney for the following reasons

1. I believe that the heart and soul of the GOP still harbor a great deal of doubt and resentment as to who Romney is, actually. This Marie Antoinette, politics of envy aristocratic line will get him beheaded for his trouble.

2. Obama has the advantage of an incumbent that is enjoying an indisputable improvement in the economy. (OK, right-wingers you can spin this all that you want but statistics from the Bureau of Labor Standards and the Congressional Budget Office are good enough for me)

3. In the debate aspect, Romney has consistently shown that he cannot bridle his tongue. Obama is a skilled debater that will easily expose the silver spoon in Romney’s mouth , keeping him from properly enunciating his words as well as not using them judiciously. In other words, Obama will carve Romney up like the roast turkey that he is.

As always, thanks for your attention! Oh by the way, answering the question in the title, it is Mittwit

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American Romance 5 years ago from America

I agree with a lot of this hub, but the 10 grand bet thing kinda bothers me, why? because he made the bet with his OWN money! Obama has spent literaly MILLIONS on high end vacations with MY money and I can not afford those type of royal excersions!

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Dee aka Nonna 5 years ago

I really look forward to your political hubs. I like the way you think about things and the way you think things through. I had to chuckle at you Trump statement "I wouldn't be seen on the same stage with him". My son, who lives in New York, said after reading about the endorsement "if I see him (Trump) on the street I would cross to the other side. LOL.

Again, good hub. Voted up.

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WD Curry 111 5 years ago from Space Coast

You are a keen observer. Now, if people don't know, I am a registered Independent. We rarely have a viable candidate. We don't wear paper hats and wave flags like five year olds at a birthday party. The political process should be of better quality.

It tripped me out to see Romney standing next to our weird governor in Florida. It was like an episode of X-Files. I wanted to stab them with a pin to see if they had red blood.

Personally, I have grown to like Obama. I don't think he has screwed up royally unless he followed the advice of his advisors, "When you meet this guy, make sure to bow." Timothy Franz Geitner is the most dangerous man to America on the planet. Get rid of him and I might consider a vote for the incumbent. Four years of presidential experience looks good on a resume'.

Truth be known . . . Charley Christ is the man for the job. He blew off the crooked Republicans in Florida and ran Independent.

Now he is litigating against big insurance, and tearing them a new one. He is also going after mortgage goons. Oh well, he isn't running. I guess it is down to Lyndon La Rouche, again.

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HSchneider 5 years ago from Parsippany, New Jersey

I agree with all of your points about Mittwit. It seems to me that the GOP has thrown in the Presidential towel this time around. The entire field has been incredibly flawed and inhabited by a group of political pygmies. Of course now I will get hate mail from pygmies for smearing them. The GOP is going to nominate Mitt because he will cause them the least damage across the ticket. They desperately want to retain the House and pick up the Senate. Great Hub, Cred2.

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FitnezzJim 5 years ago from Fredericksburg, Virginia

Good article, and loved that term in one of the videos: 'political android'. Yes indeedy, who's got the controls on this one? That interview reaction 'let's do it again' was priceless, and made me wonder who he was channeling anyway. I bet she's cute.

Anyhow, back to the serious stuff ...

Up and funny, and other good stuff.

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Credence2 5 years ago from Florida (Space Coast) Author

I agree with a lot of this hub, but the 10 grand bet thing kinda bothers me, why? because he made the bet with his OWN money! Obama has spent literaly MILLIONS on high end vacations with MY money and I can not afford those type of royal excersions!

Hello, AR, thanks for taking the time to read and comment.

I am glad that there are points of agreement with someone so prominent among conservative advocates. I disagree about the vacations, the scope and the quantity, you will have to support that with hard data from some source other than Fox News

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Credence2 5 years ago from Florida (Space Coast) Author

Hi, Dee, thanks for dropping by, as always it is nice to see you. I am glad that you enjoyed the article. Doesn't Romney always remind you of a schoolboy waiting to be chastized rather than a presidential candidate?

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Credence2 5 years ago from Florida (Space Coast) Author

Thanks WD, for reading, commenting and providing a complement.

The beauty contest leaves much to be desired, but as of late with the sudden Rise of Santorum, my first warning regarding Romney's prospects may come to pass. Colorado and Minnesota are not South Carolina, and may well portend a pattern with voters that can work against Romney. I was thinking that there would be a lot of independents there that would go for Romney, but such is not the case. The true believers want the real deal, not the image of one.

It goes without saying that I support Obama, particularly because I believe that he has done well under the circumstances and the other reason being that the other side only offers me clowns instead of competitive candidates.

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Credence2 5 years ago from Florida (Space Coast) Author

Hi, HS, thanks for reading and commenting. So so what do you think of the rise of Santorum? Santorum may well be the viable alternative to Romney that everyone thought that Newt was going to be. But Santorum has far fewer negatives when compared to Newt. It may well be possible that Santorum will do well in the South and present a challenge to the Romney coronation that was until a few days ago, completely unexpected.

I would welcome Santorum as the nominee, the clear distinctions between right and left can be made evident to everyone.

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Credence2 5 years ago from Florida (Space Coast) Author

Hello, FJ, thanks for stopping by...

There is something that ain't right about this guy, he looks and acts like a classic pawn, hardly presidential.

His body language was telling and was, quite frankly, more revealing than anything that he ever says.

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HSchneider 5 years ago from Parsippany, New Jersey

I welcome Rick Santorum as the nominee. He does have less negatives but his views are so far right wing that I believe he will be clearly unacceptable to most independents. The independents will decide this election as they usually do. I agree with you that his views are a sharp contrast to the President's views. This election needs to be a clear referendum on how we go forward from here. We are currently in terrible gridlock. This matchup will give us a clear idea of where this country wants to go. I sincerely hope and I do believe that direction will be with President Obama. The alternative would be a disaster for the United States.

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mio cid 5 years ago from Uruguay

today i heard the best description of romney on the ed schultz radio show somebody called romney a corporation disguised as a human being.

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Credence2 5 years ago from Florida (Space Coast) Author

HS, I concur, as always your participation is desired and most appreciated....

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Credence2 5 years ago from Florida (Space Coast) Author

Hi, mio cid, don't you just love Ed Shultz? Yes, Romney is the model for the term 'empty suit'. If there was an actual playout of the comedy "Weird Science" this would be the creation of a couple of corporate nerds for the perfect candidate. ITS ALIVE1 Thanks for your comment.


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thelyricwriter 4 years ago from West Virginia

Cred2, voted up and all across but beautiful. A very good written article my friend. Personally, I have never voted solely based on party affiliation. I still believe it is disasterous to America. Look at the last few years, decades really. But in the last few years, I have never seen such seperation between the two parties. When I judge a candidate, it is not based on a republican/democrat view. I look at experience, character, performance, ect. I give Obama a lot of credit. The economy is solid once again and growing. The proof is there. He will have my vote in 2012. To come into a situation as he did, it really could have spoiled his image. Yet, he has made huge strides in many areas. As for the Rebulicans, such as Romney, I don't believe any of them are qualified. I can't believe the party expects us to choose from them. Obama has did a hell of a job considering everything and I would be shocked if he loses to the likes of Romney, Santorum, and Newt. Obama is a household name. It is America, popularity and your name matters. Great article Cred2. Very good points and great videos!

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Credence2 4 years ago from Florida (Space Coast) Author

Hey, TLW, thanks for your comment, I am running behind and sorry that I missed this. I support the president and considering what and who his opponents are, he deserves reelection. Your support is appreciated and I invite you to come visit again. Cred2

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mio cid 4 years ago from Uruguay

this is a rhetorical question, right?

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