Skip to comments.Newsweek Cover Story: 'Mitt Romney: A Candidate With a Serious Wimp Problem'
Posted on 07/29/2012 5:41:41 PM PDT by mandaladon
25 years ago, Newsweek published a controversial cover story titled "Bush Battles the 'Wimp Factor.'"
On Monday, newsstands will carry an equally controversial albeit derivative Newsweek cover story titled "Mitt Romney: A Candidate With a Serious Wimp Problem":
In 1987, this magazine created a famous hubbub by labeling George H.W. Bush a wimp on its cover. The Wimp Factor. Huge stir. And not entirely fairthe guy had been an aviator in the war, the big war, the good war, and he was even shot down out over the Pacific, cockpit drenched in smoke and fumes, at an age (20) when in most states he couldnt even legally drink a beer. In hindsight, Poppy looks like Dirty Harry Callahan compared with Romney, who spent his war (Vietnam) inready?Paris. Where he learned ... French. Up to his eyeballs in deferments. Where Reagan saddled up a horse with the masculine name of El Alamein, Mitt saddles up something called Rafalcaexcept that he doesnt even really do that, his wife does (dressage). And speaking of Anndid you notice that she was the one driving the Jet Ski on their recent vacation, while Mitt rode on the back, hanging on, as Paul Begala put it to me last week, like a helpless papoose?
The piece continued:
Romney is the genuine article: a true wimp...In some respects, hes more weenie than wimpsocially inept; at times awkwardy ingratiating, at other times mocking those below him, but almost always getting the situation a little wrong, and never in a sympathetic way.
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Yeah, as if Obummer is Captain Superbutch.
Oh, just hurry up and die, Newsweak.
Michelle is SuperButch
I was going to say, isn’t the end of the print edition in sight per Newsweek itself?
“Yeah, as if Obummer is Captain Superbutch”
I believe that is Michelle.
Are the people at Newsweak just using one series of descriptives for any presidential candidate? It sure would work as an Obama piece.............
we are all socialists now
Compared to the Commando leader of Seal Team Six, Obambo, who eats raw dog meat for breakfast and who killed Bin Laden with his bare hands.
Watch for Putin-style images of a shirtless Obama wrestling a tiger in the next Newsweek.
MSM needs to wake up...AMERICANS are wise to them now...
Someone, Plc post a pic of Owimpy riding his bike. (I don’t know how). Thx!
Isn’t it just a couple of weeks ago that he was being derided as a “bully?”
Hey Newsweak, there’s no one more of a pansy ass than Obama.
But I thought you D-baggers wanted a more civil campaign.
And Newsweek descends further into self-parody.
Seriously, is there ANYONE in America, left or right, that takes them seriously anymore? If so, God help us.
It’s easy to be “civil” when you have the news media to do your smear campaigning for you.
I made the mistake of picking one up in an airport free bin the other day, and found that this freak, a standard issue British Socialist is now the editor along with the Daily Beast, which is basically a talking points propaganda organ for the DNC.
In other words, it's a joke without the comics.
Newsweak = propaganda. If Romney is a “wimp”, Zero is a “metro”, but I’m sure Newsweak will never print that!
I believe that was posted here last week. IIRC, it is possible by the end of the year. Now on to Time.
No wonder they’re dying. They keep recycling stories.
Now, Obama, he's a flaming queen.
Eggsactly...I didn’t think they still had a cover.
I don’t have any respect for metrosexual-mitt, but obama is a flospy-wrist, fluttering pansy with a pocket full of rainbows compared to mitt. I bet he jumps up on a chair and shrieks when a mouse runs across the floor.
2004 David Limbaugh
Gravitas Factor in 2004
Is the article going to take up 4 of the 10 magazine pages?
That is a stupid cover, IMO.
I won’t vote against Romney because he’s a wimp. I’ll vote against him because he’s a liberal.
One pic of the Obamagirl trying like mad to loft a baseball should take care of that.
Need the pic of Soetoro hanging pink curtains and the girlie pitches.
I must make amends for my last comment. I’ve played pitch with my petite wife, who can send a baseball through the nearest wall. A pitch from her would knock Obamapussy right through his wimpy b*ll-less shorts.
I don’t have any bocy to vote for. Do you? But Romney showed big time “wimp” in retracting his statement that security in London wad “disconcerting” offending the Brits. He show weakness like a woman and was discombobulated.
Bullies are often wimps, especially when they need their buddies to hold an already effeminate guy down, Romney was never a tough guy or athletic.
And post a pic of Rep. Allen West on his motorcycle next to it!
Gee, a lib-leftist rag bashes a “conservative” Republican candidate. Just call me thoroughly surprised. Will wonders never cease?
Newsweek’s still publishing ?
Newsweek is now worth $0.36.
News Weak is a magazine with a life problem......... it’s life is nearly over
Insecure men fear strong women...Governor Sarah Palin
mocking those below him,
We were all “Crackers” to Wee Willie Wimp when he was in the South during the primaries...
The part that I do not understand is why do all the Flamer's, Nellie's, and Pole Smokers who disagree with something about a man, always resort to calling them wimps?
Somethings never change on the left side, eh?
No, that would be Michelle.
If memory serves, that “wimp” Bush Sr. (WWII fighter pilot) won the election against that macho tank driver Dukakis, despite NewWeak’s cover story.
I do think that Romney has inherited George W. Bush’s kick me sign.