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How Mitt Romney's Temper Could cost him the Election
Mitt Romney's temper tantrums
Even though many Republicans dislike Mitt Romney immensely, he has still managed to snag the Republican nomination for President. He is worth an estimated 250 million and has used his money to guarantee the results he wants in the Republican primary. Who says money can’t buy love? It has certainly bought Mitt Romney a lot of love and from people who really don’t like him very much. Rick Sanatorium threw his support behind Mitt Romney in the wee hours of the morning by email. Does anyone really think that while many of Mitt Romney’s fellow Republicans have publicly declared their support of Mitt after dropping out of the race, that they really like him?. If the answer is no, then it is conceivable that Obama will get these Republican votes.
But like most of the Republican candidates, Mitt Romney has said and done things that have come back to haunt him and the Republican party and has led the naysayers to say, I knew it! I knew it? The first problem that Mitt Romney has is his believability. He has changed his position ion the issues so many times that unless you do some research, no one knows which leg he is standing on at any given time. We have come to accept the fact that he will do and say anything to be the next President of the United States.
Stories of Mitt Romney’s temper has also come back to haunt him. Incidents of his temper as a teenager, during his attempt at the 2007 Republican nomination, and today, have caused us to ask, who is this guy that would be President? Here are just a few of Mitt Romney's reported temper tantrums.
Disorderly Conduct Arrest . Mitt Romney was arrested for disorderly conduct. Yes, the well groomed millionaire Mormon does have a temper it seems. In 1981 he was told by a park officer that he couldn’t put his boat in Lake Cochituate just outside Boston because his license looked fake. So what did the law abiding Mitt Romney do? He refused to listen to the lowly officer and did it anyway. And the officer did what any other law enforcer would do, he handcuffed the now presidential candidate and charged him with disorderly conduct. It is anybody’s guess what his attitude was to the officer. Perhaps we will hear the details someday.
GAY friendly or not . Reports of Mitt Romney's temper tantrums are not new. One Radio show host felt the heat in March 2007 when he asked Mitt Romney about printing gender-neutral marriage certificates during his term as Governor. It was during his bid for the GOP nomination and according to the radio host, Sandy Rios, Mitt Romney lost his temper and accused the host of lying.
What the "F": It must be noted that Mitt Romney has denied using the "F" word in this situation. According to the story as told by Alec MacGillis of New Republic, Mitt Romney took charge of a traffic tie up in the ski area by pushing sheriffs deputies out of the way. One teenage security volunteer Shaun Knopp claims that Mitt Romney was rude to him using the F word more than once. Mitt Romney was the chief organizer of the games and we do get a sense that he wasn’t kidding when he said he liked firing people.
Fight on a Plane . Now this one really hits home since it involves one of my favorite music groups LMFAO. On a Feb 2010 flight from Vancouver to LA with his wife, Mitt Romney asked Sky Blu (Skyler Gordy) who was seated in front of him to put his seat in the upright position before take off. What resulted was a scuffle with each accusing the other of attacking him. Mitt Romney admits to putting his hand on Skyler first by tapping him on the shoulder to get his attention. Sky responded by swatting away Mitt Romney’s hand with Mitt Romney complaining the Skyler messed up his hair. Guess who got kicked off the plane? You are right, LMFAO’s Sky Blu.
Hair! Hair! Now hair seems to be a real touchy subject with the would be President as early as the teenage years, especially when it looks “gay”. According to reports, the 18 year old Mitt Romney was quite miffed when he saw a fellow student with bleached blond hair combed over his eyes. He declared that that was just wrong and he did something about it. He held the student down and cut off his hair despite screams from the terrified student.
Are you beginning to get a sense that if this guy doesn’t like how you look, he will change it, what you eat, he will dispose of it and what you wear he will strip you. Is it just temper, lack of control or arrogance? And can you imagine how scarred for life the bullied student and the teenage Olympic volunteer must be? Should you be concerned?.
Mitt Romney in the news
- Mitt Romney running mate search enters public audition phase - CSMonitor.com
As his campaign evaluates potential running mates, Republicans with a possible shot at the No. 2 spot on the presidential ticket are starting to engage in unofficial public tryouts for the traditional vice presidential role of attack dog.
- Jess Coleman: Five Lies from Mitt Romney
It's amazing what you can gain from lying. It can get you in jail or lose you a few friends. But done the right way, lying can mislead an entire country -- and maybe even get you elected president.