Richard Daybell – Novels, stories and short humor
The Romney team’s etch a sketches are flapping wildly enough to create windstorms throughout New England as the campaign tries to erase most of September. The candidate himself seems blissfully ignorant of the firestorm his remarks have created in Republican circles. Give the guy a break; his 47% remark is an innocent recital of the makers-and-takers Republican mantra. He just expressed it inelegantly, as is his habit.
One wonders why Romney is running for president. He doesn’t seem to be enjoying it, and he certainly doesn’t need the gig for its paltry remuneration. It was suggested elsewhere that Mitt may be running for president because it was an item on his bucket list. It has also been suggested that he’s trying to outdo his father a la W and Poppa Bush. If he’s trying to outdo his father, he’s done it in spades. George’s ‘I was brainwashed’ misstep which cost him the Republican nomination back in ’68 pales beside some of Mitt’s recent gaffes. I must admit it’s fun to see his fellow Republicans scrambling for the nearest exit (Did Todd “legitimate rape” Akin call for Romney to quit the race?) But I don’t want to jump on a guy while he’s having a bad day. I have people for that: