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September Song

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:

Twissblog: Romney campaign seeks to turn attention back to candidate’s tax returns

Rbalton: Birth certificate typo reshapes Mitt Romney’s campaign

new friends, better friends: oh dear


8 comments on “September Song

  1. Pingback: Free Wood Post – Mitt Romney: Mein Kampf ‘Not Elegantly Stated,’ But Sound Policy « Ye Olde Soapbox

  2. hebe in dc
    September 22, 2012

    Very kind, sir. I like the idea of being a hired assassin ..


  3. gkinnard
    September 23, 2012

    I absolutely don’t see how he can win at this point . . . but we have only to look at GWB to know that strange things can and do happen at the polls.


    • Richard Daybell
      September 24, 2012

      The big money super PACs don’t seem to be giving him any traction. My worry is the voter suppression campaign.


  4. twissblog
    September 24, 2012

    I don’t think he knows why he wants to be president–he just has spent his whole life trying to get the next and better job, and now he’s run out of next and better jobs to have, except for this one…


  5. Raunak
    September 26, 2012

    If he directs all his resources towards getting republicans to come out and vote, he could win. The voter turnout in 2008 was abysmally low for a developed country. Romney has a chance if he can get his supporters out on the voting day. Supporters of the incumbent show less enthusiam and this could work in his favor. For his sake,it better, because nothing else seems to.


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