Mitt Romney: Man for the (dumb) people

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Mitt Romney is at it again, slamming Barack Obama for the economic meltdown caused by his predecessor, and doing so with marvelous hair.

I loathe Sarah Palin, I detest George W. Bush, I never was much for John McCain. But Mitt Romney might actually be America’s worst politician, in that he ran for governor of Massachusetts as an unambiguous moderate, served his term—then ran for president and turned into an arch-, arch-, arch-conservative. In other words, say what you want about the so-called leading Republican candidates of yesterday and tomorrow, but most of them are—to cite Dennis Green—who we think they are. Palin is crazy, Bush was lazy, McCain was old. But what in the world is Romney?

Answer: The worst type of politician—a professional candidate. For three years, all he has to down is sit back and fire bullets. He can slam Obama for absolutely, positively everything, and worry not about a reply. He will repeatedly lay out his plan for economic recovery which (gasp!) calls for more tax cuts! There’s no danger in speaking out; no risk. As a non-office holder, Romney doesn’t require any federal assistance or aid. He can tout his mediocre record’s high points, slam the president’s low points, slather up that hair and be merry.

Oy.

3 thoughts on “Mitt Romney: Man for the (dumb) people”

  1. I was genuinely scared that McCain would pick Mitt at his VP, even though you knew that McCain hates him. It would be desperate of him to have done so, but then again, so was going for Sarah Palin.

    Mitt never did anything as Governor in Massachusetts. People that are Governor in this state use the office as a joke though. Deval Patrick, Obama’s boy, is basically the Democratic version of Mitt, looking for higher office, writing a memoir, not doing anything. Paul Celluci stepped down as Governor to become America’s ambassador to Canada. This stunned me. Call me foolish, but is being Ambassador to Canada really an upgrade over being Governor?

    But Mitt? From day one you could tell he was using the post to legitimize himself to run for President immediately just like he used the Park City Olympics to get the job of Governor. He was out of state for 219 days while Governor in 2006 running for President. I know a lot of politicians do this when running for higher office, but he didn’t do anything to earn the time off (nor did George Bush when he was President with the vacations).

    One of my closest friends died in the war in Afghanistan the day my freshman year of college ended. I remember Mitt being at the funeral in my town. My friend and I joked about how, if he ever visited our high school, we’d pelt him with water balloons. Maybe immature to have done so, but giving him the finger was one of the best ways that day to honor my friend.

    If some people want to bash John Kerry (not a great candidate) for flip-flopping, then we have Mitt documented ALL over the place. If there were a face for a stereotypical, disingenuous politician, that face would belong to Mitt Romney.

  2. When Mitt ran against the late Ted Kennedy for the Senate, Kennedy’s remark was that he was pro choice and Romney was multiple choice.

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