Skip to comments.Mitt: The eggshell candidate
Posted on 01/23/2012 3:06:44 AM PST by trumandogz
Perfect resume, perfect looks, perfect family, and a perfect roster of skilled campaign operatives and blue-chip endorsements: Mitt Romney has them all.
Yet he comes out of his drubbing in South Carolina with a perfect dilemma.
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“And it was the same a week ago in South Carolina when he took the stage at a tented evangelical conference and noted that he was wearing jeans for what he said felt like a revival meeting (the connection between fundamentalist Christianity and denim somewhat less than self-evident).”
Romney has no idea what it is to be an American living outside of Boston. It is as if he and John Kerry were clones separated at birth.
“and noted that he was wearing jeans for what he said felt like a revival meeting”
just like in the movies!
Did you see the photo last week of Romney doing his own laundry at a laundrymat in SC? We were supposed to be impressed by what a regular guy he was, but it was too funny for words. I said then it looked like his Dukakis-in-a-tank moment.
noted that he was wearing jeans
Willie Mitty doesnt look good in jeans...
Maybe its the white cufflinked buttoned down shirts..
teamed with a nice short sleeved polo shirt might look better..
or maybe his butt is just not presidential...
I don't begrudge the man his wealth, but don't be such a tool pretending you understand a middle-class existence.
We've known all along what he is missing, and it isn't intangible to conservatives. Mitt has no core principles, other than the promotion of his own power and the feeding of his ego.
He is very much like Obama in his narcissim, except that Obama DOES have core values - really, really bad ones, but values nonetheless. With Obama, you get a Marxist who the media denies is such. With Romney, you get a squish who the media pretends is a conservative. In both cases, the media is selling bullsh** as steak, and then are surprised when voters aren't buying the sizzle.
The problem IS.............
The Republican electorate doesn’t want to vote for ANOTHER RINO. Think Ford/Dole/McCain/Romney iffen that helps any.
It’s gonna take a fighter—and a LOT of luck—to turn this ship around. Warts and all, Nwewt’s a fighter. If we can straighten him out on illegals, he’s good enough.
IMHO ANY Consevative who has a pulse, fights and speaks english can beat Barry this time around.
I wonder how it’s captioned on their son’s gallery... LOL @ Mom & Dad pretending to be proles?
You just nailed it, comparing Mitt to John Kerry. That is the persona he projects.
All that was left would be for him to go to the laundromat attendant and say "Kin I git me some change here?"
Have you noticed that Mitt looks like a cross between Ted Danson and George Clooney?
Next we’ll see a short video “Willard of Cornfield County”.
"As U.S. real output grew 13 percent between 2002 and 2006, Massachusetts trailed at 9 percent.
* Manufacturing employment fell 7 percent nationwide those years, but sank 14 percent under Romney, placing Massachusetts 48th among the states.
* Between fall 2003 and autumn 2006, U.S. job growth averaged 5.4 percent, nearly three times Massachusetts' anemic 1.9 percent pace.
* While 8 million Americans over age 16 found work between 2002 and 2006, the number of employed Massachusetts residents actually declined by 8,500 during those years.
"Massachusetts was the only state to have failed to post any gain in its pool of employed residents," professors Sum and McLaughlin concluded.
In an April 2003 meeting with the Massachusetts congressional delegation in Washington, Romney failed to endorse President Bush's $726 billion tax-cut proposal."
[Cato Institute annual Fiscal Policy Report Card - America's Governors, 2004.]
I saw a post yesterday that said he should drop out and start looking for a job as a game show host. That image fits him also. The used car salesman photo always makes me laugh. He just does not fit into the image of a president. We already have one of those and do not need another.
Do you think his strategy people think that with his liberalism his good looks will have more appeal to female and male Democrats than a frowning, aging twink?
The only difference between Willard and John F'ing is better hair dye.
What I always see in brief shots of Romney is George Bush the Elder. He looks like Poppy to me...
They never seem to get to the real issue with primary voters: HE’S A LIBERAL
Yes I do. You can see that is who he is absolutely attempting to appeal to. In the process though, he is losing or cannot gain the real Republican base.
Perfect! And I guess that makes Romney’s laundromat Kerry’s gun store...
or maybe his butt is just not presidential...
An eggshell candidate? Great imagery!
Romney, McCain. Obama, Dole — all eggshell candidates.
Reagan, Gingrich, Palin, Scott Walker — all broken glass candidates.