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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