Mitt is gone but not forgotten. The Republican candidate who failed in his bid for the presidency told a group of major contributors on Friday he, “Lost, but is not going away!” He told the gathering he has no ambition for political office, but has every intention of supporting GOP gubernatorial candidates and various contenders for the 2016 presidency.
He won’t be running for anything, again. Is that good news or bad? While most considered his loss to Barack Obama to have been by a substantial margin, if we consider the campaign the former governor from Massachusetts ran, we may say he came in a darn close second.
If you are a Romney fan, you might stop reading. Because in my view, the man, who none would ever call a visionary, or even an academic, considered his greatest asset to have been that, on one occasion, he was president of an Olympic organizing committee. He repeated that mantra over, and over, and over…
We suspect much of Romney’s support that almost won came from middle U.S. evangelicals and from the very wealthy, who saw an opportunity to turn a hefty profit merely by being cold, and callous. Remember, “Forty seven percent of the people who are dependent on government, and believe they are victims. … believe they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you-name-it.
Here is a man with untold offshore wealth, who specializes in making a profit by taking over businesses then declaring bankruptcy, and who says things such as:
Corporations are people, my friend … of course they are. Everything corporations earn ultimately goes to the people. Where do you think it goes? Whose pockets? Whose pockets? People’s pockets! Human beings, my friend!
Yes I know this is old news, and I’m closing in on tacky, but the same man who tossed off, “I like to fire people!” is less well remembered for this ditty in September of 2012:
When you have a fire in an aircraft, there’s no place to go, exactly, there’s no — and you can’t find any oxygen from outside the aircraft to get in the aircraft — because the windows won’t open. I don’t know why they don’t do that. It’s a real problem.
So the next time you find yourself in a plane afire, just open a window. Why didn’t I think of that?
Those who didn’t see it live may not know that Governor Romney initially introduced Paul Ryan as, “The next president of the United States.” Which I still try to juxtapose with the gag Ryan played on him, introducing, “ Mitt Romney; the next president of the United States!” then having Mitt lead into an empty auditorium.
One has to wonder how a less than ept (certainly not inept!) Romney could have taken all those Mid America and rural belt states.
Don’t forget, “I’m not concerned about the poor…”
When Romney says to a group of wealthy campaign investors that he won’t be running for anything in the foreseeable future, it brings tears to my eyes. Tears of joy.
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