Friday, June 15, 2012

Mitt Romney, straight up

This is the real Mitt Romney.

It's all there, from the "I'm not Barack Obama" to his capital gains tax plan being worse than Obama's.  You may vote for him because it's true that he indeed is not Barack Obama.  He'll almost certainly win for precisely this reason - remember, even Mussolini could beat Obama this year.

But he makes my skin crawl.  I don't know that I've ever in my lifetime seen a bigger phoney, and that's saying a lot.  That's harsh, I admit, but it's true.


bluesun said...

And just think--if he's elected, things will get better, if only slightly, and just as Obama is the new version of Jimmy Carter, Romney will be forever remembered in history as the new version of Reagan...

Borepatch said...

bluesun, I'll be very surprised indeed if Mitt goes down in the books a another Reagan. Very surprised.

drjim said...

I'd be flat-out STUNNED!

SiGraybeard said...

I don't care if he's "phoney" in trying to get elected - they all are. I don't care if his handlers think he has to be Joe Sixpack to appeal to voters - he can't be. His dad was president of a car company, not an assembler.

I'm not looking for a friend, I'm looking for an employee. In particular, I'm looking for a repair man who can do the nasty but necessary things it takes to keep us from following the Eurozone into economic collapse. I'm not looking for someone to drink beer and watch football with.

The next president probably has to be the greatest statesman this country has ever had. He has to try to cut spending - by a lot - in a time when simply not growing as fast as we have is "draconian spending cuts". He has to deal with a nuclear nut job in Iran, the new Caliphate and a resurgent Soviet Union (or whatever Putin is calling his new empire).

Neither candidate appears up to the job. None of the others who ran appear up to it, either. So you either give up and move into your hidey hole, or you do the best you can with what you've got. While you keep the hidey hole ready.