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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On the other hand, I've seen Obama throw a ball.
LOL/and so true. . .
Am betting; Mitt, looks a whole lot better than Obama; when taking aim with a baseball - or tossing a football. . .and that he rides a man's bike and not a girls - as Obama is in the habit. Bet too; that Mitt does not give a 'flighty' wave; and that he can 'do' a real Military salute.
(We know he has 'five boys'; and has a beautiful wife. . .nuff said.)
Most of here; 'get the real picture' of Obama; the one who 'ducks when Michelle roars'; and who fears the truth, of himself.
The real measure of a man/President; is one who can be be humbled by the 'power'; not inflated. One who knows humility; but is never weak. A man who has courage; not bravado; and all the 'inauthentic' that goes with it. A man who can laugh at himself; while sparing others. That is 'authentic' strength; the kind Obama has absolute NO experience; or recognition of.
THAT said; Mitt needs to work on his 'weeny image'! He is of the 'old school'; and so the 'wrong school' on 'making nice' - as if this, were a 'winning' MO.
In today's billious; dangerous; enemy-filled world; and in light of the immediate ideological threats we face from an 'American' President; and All His Men; we need the truth and courage of conviction to speak it; not just 'word of it'. And not just those words; 'nicely put'. . .
Man, how could I have forgotten a pitch shot?!
Yes. Very positive choice. I like him Thanks. Hope he is on my ballot. I will vote for Senate and certain local stuff. My Rep is a stripy pants Rino who makes me sick.
Newsweek: A magazine with a serious Credibility problem.
Doesn’t Newsweek realize this cover brings Romney’s opposition to mind? Don’t they realize that Romney is Macho Man compared to the simpering, whiney, prissy girlie-man who presently lives in our White House?
Yep. Ol’ Barry and The First Worf are living on the “down-low.”
Could they make those ‘wimp’ letters any bigger? Newsweak was once sold (as a company) for less than the cost of a single copy. They buyers got gypped.
By that measure of a rich man’s son, a presidential candidate’s son becoming rich, then actually becoming president of the United States shows toughness in that arena as well.
Both men are wimps outside of the office.
WIMP [wɪmp]acronym for
1. (Electronics & Computer Science / Computer Science) windows, icons, menus (or mice), pointers: denoting a type of user-friendly screen display used on small computers a WIMP system
2.A subatomic particle that has a large mass and interacts with other matter primarily through gravitation. [w(eakly) i(nteracting) m(assive) p(article).]
So is Romney a user friendly guy, whose gravitas makes others prone to cooperate with him?
Newsweek - an about-to-be former news magazine with a severe credibility problem......
This is funny. Its not like the whole country hasn’t figured out what is in the White House these last three and a half years.
Newsweek has gone from embarrassment to punchline. Does anyone actually buy it anymore? Really?
Newsweek is still publishing? Who knew?
And notice that’s a girls bike he’s riding...
I seriously doubt this liberal rag will be in business within a year.... =.=
they only hurt themselves
...................”Magazines and newspapers have been trying to adapt to a world in which readers get more of their information from free websites and advertisers funnel more of their marketing budgets to less expensive alternatives online.
Mounting losses prompted The Washington Post Co. in 2010 to sell Newsweek for $1 to stereo equipment magnate Sidney Harman. Harman died the following year.
Before he died, he placed Newsweek into a joint venture with IAC’s The Daily Beast website in an effort to trim the magazine’s losses and widen its online audience.”
Obama, Romney and a Newsweek reader walk into a bar. “What’ll it be, gents?” asks the bartender.
“I’m a Moslem, I don’t drink alcohol. I’ll take Diet Coke.” says Obama.
“Coming right up.”
“I’m a Mormon, I don’t drink alcohol or caffeine. Make mine a 7 Up, “ says Romney.
“Yessir. And what can I get for you?” he asks the Newsweek reader.
“I’ll gladly pay you Tuesday for a hamburger today. “
Liberals are so cute when they are frightened.
Wait, it already is. Never mind.
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