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The Speech That Would Make Romney President

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The American people are not used to the idea of politicians being truthful. This lack of candor in politics produced an electorate that is segmented by politicians who say things that reinforce the opinions of individual interest groups, regardless of truth. The typical politician panders to a specific constituency and tries to expand support by attacking his opponent’s lack of understanding, patriotism, associations or what have you. The typical politician puts together an assortment of bumper sticker issues that broadly nuance his/her stand on the issues to gather supporters in a wide net, but they stay to the base side of the issues.

Mitt Romney is no typical politician in that he has been on both ends of every major current issue. Hardly anyone who will vote Mitt Romney for president will be voting for Mitt Romney because their reason for voting for Mitt Romney can always be disputed by something Mitt Romney has said to the contrary. Most of Romney’s votes will come from people voting against Barack Obama, but will they be enough? Romney is not enthusiastically supported by the right wing of the Republican Party and if their lack of fervor is reflected in the vote, Romney’s (say it for me Sarah) “goose is cooked.”

Romney needs to break with tradition. He needs to say something to the country that distinguishes him, not only from all the other politicians, but also from all the other Romneys; he needs to shock the world. When Muhammad Ali first won the world boxing championship by knocking out an opponent everyone thought would easily defeat him, he went uncontrollably crazy with joy. He jumped up and down and ran about the ring in a rage, repeatedly shouting “I shocked the world,” and, “I’m a bad man.” Shock the world. That’s what Mitt Romney needs to do. One way he can do this is to astonish the country and indeed the world with a speech laden with facts and elevated by the truth within. Romney needs to let the world know that he’s a bad man who can not only handle truth, but will use it to win the presidency. Mitt Romney would shock the world with the words I have supplied here for him.

This is the speech that would get Mitt Romney elected president of the United States:

I believe that there has been far too much attention given to the question of whether Barack Obama is an American citizen. Of course he is, to believe otherwise is to believe that our governmental structure, our investigative media, our vast authority and all the power of resources at our command are so inept that even after 232 years of perfecting this government, we can’t determine something as ordinary as citizenship. Look, believe me, Barack Obama is a citizen and the legitimately elected president of the United States of America. His story is a uniquely American story, the kind of story that can only happen in America. I also believe that Barack Obama is a patriot who loves this country as much as you and I. And, I believe that he has advocated what he sincerely believes are the right things for the country. But I also believe that the policies he advocates are wrong and it is on these grounds that my candidacy opposes him, but I have more to say about the Barack Obama phenomenon.

The truth is this; there was a confluence of circumstances that came together to create a political atmosphere that enabled the election of Barack Obama. In the years after the tragedy of 911, the Bush administration lost the support of the people in so many ways that the people became desperate for change. The country was in two wars that drained the treasury. The housing bubble burst and people were losing their homes; American jobs were being shipped overseas, putting American workers out in the cold. The national economy was being driven over a cliff. We were headed toward a depression, and people got fearful and were clutching for straws; Barack Obama was the straw they blindly seized because he offered change. The country was desperate and willing to have an historic election result in the hope that breaking with history would end the national tragedy we were suffering. The fact is this; Americans made history by electing our first black president, but our situation has only worsened and we can’t afford to reelect this president who has failed to lead the nation and its elected legislative body during this most crucial time.

Barack Obama is a fine fellow and a pretty smart one at that, and he has a lovely family, but he would not have been elected president if it were not for the terrible set of circumstances left by George Bush.

As I’ve said, he is a smart man, but this presidency thing with Obama is decades ahead of its time. The country simply is not ready for Barack Obama. We see this in the manner that he is treated by the people’s representatives in Congress. Let’s be real here: Congress could not reject any president’s every proposal with impunity if that president had the support of the people. In the abstract, by opposing the president, Congress is doing just what the people want it to do. If the people were against this they would surely let Congress know. Congress knows that it needs to work together to solve the problems plaguing the country. But it can’t come together because so many of its members want Barack Obama out of the presidency.

So here we are in a four year long deadlock. Four years of stalemate in which there has been no progress for the American people because this president cannot convince Congress to collaborate with him on policies to get this country moving, simply because our elected leaders, with the strong backing of the American people, reject this new paradigm in the presidency.

No doubt the time will come when America will elect another president from a minority group, but when that time comes we will elect that person based on his or her policy, not fear and desperation, as was the case in the election of Barack Obama. This is what the Congress understands so clearly in its overwhelming opposition to the president. If we want a functioning government with the executive and the legislative branches working together on behalf of the American people we have to put Barack Obama out of office.

We all long for the time when the American electorate will disregard race as a factor in all elections; it’s a noble and elevating concept. But my friends, today we find ourselves in a situation of disastrous decline with a nonfunctioning government that threatens the very survival of the country.

All that stands between us and a government functioning as the well-tuned machine it is capable of being is the defeat of Barack Obama. We can’t hold 320 million people hostage from the promise of America for the sake of one man fate thrust to the forefront prematurely. We must defeat Barack Obama to survive and to keep the noble notion alive that the day will come then any American can rise to become president of the United States.

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About Horace Mungin

  • Glenn Contrarian

    Horace –

    …this presidency thing with Obama is decades ahead of its time. The country simply is not ready for Barack Obama.

    I said precisely the same thing at our county convention when I was an alternate state delegate for Hillary. I said that while Obama’s the future of the Democratic party, the nation wasn’t ready for him yet. If he could have served as VP for eight years, the nation would have been ready for him and accepted him as we should…and we would have had sixteen years of sensible government.

    But things didn’t work out that way, and the choice is now between four more years of deadlock (a significant amount of which is due to racism) or four years of looney-tunes government by Romney, who would allow the war on women and immigrants and unions and individual rights to proceed that much further.

    Barack’s a good man, and I can readily understand why he had to make many of the decisions he has…and he has guts. I think it would have been much better if Hillary had been president first, but that’s not the hand that has been dealt us. Come November, I will gladly vote for Barack Obama…and hope like heck that he wins.

  • I always thought that America would elect a black man as president sooner than it would elect a woman, and so it proved.

  • Arch Conservative

    Oy vey. Another “when it comes to Barack Obama and his misunderstood greatness, it’s all about racism,” discussion.

    Obama is a thin skinned,narcissistic empty suit who doesn’t even have a set big enough to fully commit to advancing the warped degenerate big brother agenda coveted by those who support him.

    All across the nation people are slowly but surely waking up and realizing how utterly useless the man is.

    That’s my two cents. Cue the inane bullshit about racism and blaming everyone but Obama from Glenn and the other die hard Obama apologists.

  • Horace Mungin

    Arch commented on his delusions about the American president and about his discontent for people who post here, but he didn’t say anything about my article; he could have placed that very unplasant post elsewhere with the same results. I’m wishing him luck and chanting that he’ll pay attention when he walks – he needs his head, his brain is in it?

  • troll

    …has anyone referred to Romney as our latest Great White Hope yet?

  • Arch Conservative

    Horace you claim you believe Obama’s policies are the wrong policies for the nation. I agree with you there. But you also seem to be implying that there is some sort of epidemic of racism among the American people preventing him from being a successful president. That is ludicrous for if that were true he would never have been elected in the first place.

    Barack Obama is a politician and like most politicians he is narcissistic, callous and self centered in his quest for personal power and recognition. He however takes these ugly attributes to a new level as far as I’m concerned and I have a personal loathing for him.

    That being said I take no great joy in Romney being our only alternative. There are mountains of evidence that make it painfully obvious that both major political parties have long been selling this nation down the river. It’s sad to see so many people blindly subscribing to the Dem v GOP paradigm when there is no real meaningful difference with regard to the damage each has done and will continue to do to this nation.

    Like many Americans I fear for this nation, I fear for my children, I weep for the loss of the middle class as both big government and big business take turns
    tearing away pieces of the soul of this once great nation and it’s people.

    Neither party is made up of “good men.” What will life be like for my children and grandchildren? What will it take to keep us from sliding completely into that deep dark abyss? These are questions that no one seemingly has the answers to.

  • Glenn Contrarian

    Arch’s comment #6 makes it obvious that he really isn’t paying attention.

    Arch – you claim there’s no meaningful difference. When it comes to corporate ownership of political parties, thanks to the Republican fantasy of Citizens United, you’re at least partially right. BUT there’s radical differences between Republicans and Democrats when it comes to the rights of people: the rights of women (access to abortion, equal pay) and the rights of LGBT’s (gay marriage, Don’t-Ask-Don’t-Tell).

    Also, the Dems want cuts in military spending, but the Republicans oppose ANY cuts in military spending. The Dems want the wealthy to pay their fair share of taxes (Romney paid 13.9%, remember?), but the Republicans want to cut taxes for the wealthy even further than Dubya OR Herbert Hoover…never mind what happened after each of those presidencies and the grand failure of austerity in Europe today.

    No, Arch, there’s a LOT of difference between the two parties…as long as you’re willing to open your eyes and see it.

    Arch, the ONLY reason you’re wanting to say there’s no meaningful difference is that you can’t stand the thought that your favorite sports team – the GOP – really is that much worse than the sports team you love to hate – the Dems. You’re not thinking in terms of who’s better for the American people – you’re thinking in terms of which one is YOUR team, and which one ain’t. And that’s the biggest reason for the intransigence of both sides today.

  • Igor

    Sadly, the republican party IS racist.

    Just look at who they are. Aside from a few impotent tokens, they are lily-white and racist.

  • Glenn Contrarian

    I don’t think that most of them are strictly racist…but they certainly tolerate racism till they’re caught at it.

  • You’re right, Glenn, Archie’s #6 does show that he isn’t paying attention, or he would have realized that the views expressed in the last two pages of the article are not Horace’s own, but Horace’s imagining of a remarkable speech Romney might give to win the presidency.

    Not really surprising. Conservatives have never been that great with empathy.

  • Horace Mungin

    Arch, I’ve been chanting for years now, but seldom has what I charted for come about so rapidly – thank you for giving attention to the content of my article. You were nudged by the Universal Force. Nam-myoho-renge-kyo, nam-myoho-renge-kyo, nam-myoho-renge-kyo.

  • Igor

    It was a good article, Horace. Well spoken and honest.

  • zingzing

    there’s a huge difference between the parties, although maybe not so much in the realm of economics, as using politics to manipulate economics is about as easy as using a condom to cut a steak (shrug). socially, the dems are ok, while the republicans are a bunch of retarded gorillas. internationally, the dems are ok (but just squeaking by ok), while the republicans are a bunch of roid-raging sociopaths.

  • RJ

    Ah, the speech that would make Romney president requires him to praise Obama over and over again.

    Sorry, no.

  • The actual speech that would make Romney president:

    “You are all feeling veeery sleeeepy… all 230 million of youuuuu… you will vote for meeeee in Novemberrrrr…”

  • Horace Mungin

    RJ, please read the speech part of the article again. No where in this imaginary speech is there is admiration or glorfication of the president expressed by the speaker (Romney) – only a recitation of some facts; 1. The president is a citizen (By the way, that’s the only way we’ve done it in this country) 2.The president is a patriot who loves America, 3. the president is a verrrry smart man. 4. The president has a lovely family, 5, the president has a uniquely American story. Nowhere in that is there praise for the president. You’ve mischaracterized the truth in the speech for praise and you overlooked the part of the speach what would get Romney over the hump. and that is the part where he talks about a deadlock government; a situation that would be remedied the moment this president is out of office – convince the voters of this and Romney is a shoe-in.
    So, my dear brother,(in the sense of fellow human being) I urge you to read the speech again and find that this is what it says – I mean come on man, its right there in B&W.

  • RJ

    “Nowhere in that is there praise for the president.”

    Well, other than the praise for his vast intellect and how wonderfully patriotic he is and how delightful his family is and what a superb American story his life has been, you’re right, there’s no praise at all.


  • Glenn Contrarian

    RJ –

    1. The president is a citizen (By the way, that’s the only way we’ve done it in this country) 2.The president is a patriot who loves America, 3. the president is a verrrry smart man. 4. The president has a lovely family, 5, the president has a uniquely American story.

    All those applied just as much to George H.W. Bush, Jimmy Carter, JFK, and Eisenhower. But because they apply just as well to Obama, well, THAT’s obvious evidence of bias on the author’s part…

    …at least in your eyes.

  • RJ

    Pro-tip: You do not win elections by giving speeches praising your opponent. This is such a simple fact that even a child could grasp it.

    I suppose John F. Kerry would have won in 2004 if he’d just delivered a major speech about how Dubya was a brilliant super-patriot with an awesome family and a wonderful life story. Right?

  • Horace Mungin

    I’m asking you all to please post a definition of the word “praise.”

  • Glenn Contrarian

    Actually, RJ, if you knew as much history as you think you do, you’d know that party presidential nominees generally DO give speeches praising the opponent, or at least not demonizing them.

    Why? Because they want to (1) look presidential, and (2) lure voters away from the other guy (which can’t be done by, say, literally calling the other guy a lying sack of crap).

    Oh, they’ll say what’s wrong with the other guy’s policies, sure – but they generally will NOT denigrate the other man’s character, much less his heritage or family. That’s how both Obama and McCain ran their campaigns in 2008…

    …and that’s how Reagan ran his campaigns, too. The closest he got to insulting Mondale (or was it Carter?) was “There you go again”. Gotta give Reagan credit – he used to full effect the old saying that diplomacy is the art of telling your opponent to go to hell and making him look forward to the trip!


    And the attacks on the other guy’s character? Presidential candidates don’t need to do that – they’ve got THOUSANDS of surrogates to do that! Why would a presidential nominee sling mud when he’s got so many who are eager to do that for him?

    Bear that in mind while I remind you that Romney swears up and down that he pulled over the car and cried tears of joy when the Mormon church stated (in 1977, IIRC) they’d finally start allowing blacks to become ministers. Can you say, “crocodile tears”?

    The above unprovoked attack on Romney’s character was NOT approved by Barack Hussein Obama nor was it approved by Obama’s campaign in any way. But it WAS brought to you by your friendly neighborhood Obama surrogate – yours truly!

  • RJ

    Romney’s religion stopped discriminating against blacks 35 years ago.

    Obama’s church was a black nationalist anti-American conspiracy cult when he was an active member (and a major donor) four years ago.

    I strongly encourage leftists such as yourself to make Romney’s religion an issue in this campaign. It gives conservatives an excuse to remind everyone about Obama’s church, and that Obama chose to to be married by (and have his kids baptized by) a man who thinks the racist Louis Farrakhan is awesome.

  • Glenn Contrarian

    RJ –

    35 years ago – that’s 1977, which is just what I said, isn’t it?

    And the claptrap about Obama’s church is simply that – claptrap, bovine excrement fed to you by your right-wing pundits…because if it had been, it wouldn’t have had any white members, now would it?

    But don’t let little things like common sense and facts stop you from posting such stuff, now….

  • RJ

    “if it had been, it wouldn’t have had any white members, now would it?”

    By that logic, if Mormons were actually racist against blacks pre-1977, there wouldn’t have been any black Mormons before then, right?

    Oops. And oops.

    Just a reminder: Obama’s pastor of 20 years blamed the USA for creating AIDS. Obama titled his more recent autobiography with a quote from one of this guy’s sermons.

  • Glenn Contrarian

    RJ –

    The Mormons were never a “white nationalist” movement, so your claim is not at all logical. That, and if you’ll remember, McCain’s pastor and advisor John Hagee claimed that Hurricane Katrina struck New Orleans because the city was going to hold a pro-gay rally.

    And if you want me to, I can come up with all kinds of stuff by the most powerful religious figure in the GOP in the past forty years – Jerry Falwell. And let’s not forget Mike Huckabee.

    Okay? You wanna sling mud, RJ, I can do that – and thanks to your boys in red, I’ve got a LOT more ammo.

  • RJ

    John Hagee was never McCain’s pastor. Are you merely ill-informed, or are you purposely spreading disinformation?

    And if you really want to start quoting a dead guy who is completely irrelevant to the current election, go for it.

    Fun fact: Barack Obama attended Louis Farrakhan’s “million man march.” This is the same Louis Farrakhan who once said that “white people are potential humans – they haven’t evolved yet.”

  • Glenn Contrarian

    RJ –

    You wanted to make a complaint about Obama, and I’m simply pointing out that Hagee – whose endorsement McCain not only welcomed but celebrated – was much more extremist (and stupid) than Obama’s preacher. Better yet, let’s add in Rod Parsley too, since he WAS McCain’s spiritual adviser – or at least that’s what McCain said. Here’s some quotes:

    1. “Do you know the difference between a woman with PMS and a snarling Doberman pinscher? The answer is lipstick. Do you know the difference between a terrorist and a woman with PMS? You can negotiate with a terrorist.”
    – Pastor John Hagee in his book What Every Man Wants in a Woman (Charisma House, 2005)

    2. “The Quran teaches that [all Muslims have a mandate to kill Christians and Jews]. Yes, it teaches that very clearly.”
    -Pastor John Hagee

    3. “I believe that the Hurricane Katrina was, in fact, the judgment of God against the city of New Orleans…I believe that New Orleans had a level of sin that was offensive to God, and they are — were recipients of the judgment of God for that…There was to be a homosexual parade there on the Monday that the Katrina came. And the promise of that parade was that it was going to reach a level of sexuality never demonstrated before in any of the other Gay Pride parades…. The Bible teaches that when you violate the law of God, that God brings punishment sometimes before the day of judgment.”
    -Pastor John Hagee

    4. “The military will have difficultly recruiting healthy and strong heterosexuals for combat purposes. Why? Fighting in combat with a man in your fox hole that has AIDS or is HIV positive is double jeopardy.”
    – Pastor John Hagee on Don’t Ask Don’t Tell

    5. “[Gay marriage] will open the door to incest, to polygamy, and every conceivable marriage arrangement demented minds can possibly conceive. If God does not then punish America, He will have to apologize to Sodom and Gomorrah.”
    – Pastor John Hagee

    6. “It is impossible to call yourself a Christian and defend homosexuality. There is no justification or acceptance of homosexuality…. Homosexuality means the death of society because homosexuals can recruit, but they cannot reproduce.”
    – Pastor John Hagee

    7. “Only a Spirit-filled woman can submit to her husband’s lead. It is the natural desire of a woman to lead through feminine manipulation of the man…Fallen women will try to dominate the marriage. The man has the God-given role to be the loving leader of the home.”
    – Pastor John Hagee in his book What Every Man Wants in a Woman (Charisma House, 2005)

    8. “I cannot tell you how important it is that we understand the true nature of Islam, that we see it for what it really is. In fact, I will tell you this: I do not believe our country can truly fulfill its divine purpose until we understand our historical conflict with Islam. I know that this statement sounds extreme, but I do not shrink from its implications. The fact is that America was founded, in part, with the intention of seeing this false religion destroyed, and I believe September 11, 2001, was a generational call to arms that we can no longer ignore.”
    – Rod Parsley in Silent No More (Charisma House, 2005)

    9. “Gay sexuality inevitably involves brutal physical abusiveness and the unnatural imposition of alien substances into internal organs, orally and anally, that inevitably suppress the immune system and heighten susceptibility to disease.”
    – Rod Parsley

    10. “Only 1 percent of the homosexual population in America will die of old age. The average life expectancy for a homosexual in the United States of America is 43 years of age. A lesbian can only expect to live to be 45 years of age. Homosexuals represent 2 percent of the population, yet today they’re carrying 60 percent of the known cases of syphilis.”
    – Rod Parsley

    Okay? How about this? Obama denounced and rejected Farrakhan’s endorsement…and McCain rejected Hagee’s endorsement. But of course in “RJ World” Obama’s infinitely worse than McCain.

    But how about I break out some more mud? I’ll just break out some choice quotes by some more very popular GOP presidential candidates like “Obama’s the government’s n****r” Santorum or this list of racist comments by Pat Buchanan? And how about Pete Sessions, the current chairman of the National Republican Committee? Here’s a list of racist quotes by one of the most “respected” Republicans in the nation.

    You really wanna keep going, RJ? Like I said, I can do this all day long. You like Romney? Then you must like his adviser John Bolton – you know, the guy who said that as soon as Iraq fell, that we should have continued on to invade Syria?

    Really great group of guys you’ve got there, RJ!

  • “white people are potential humans – they haven’t evolved yet”

    He must have known Mitt Romney personally.

  • Horace Mungin

    Hi Cindy, have you read my article? Can you turn the conversation back to my proposition that if Romney say that Obama is an American and point out that the problem with Obama is that the congress is not ready for black leadership and this is why the country needs to dump him I would send you flowers, hugs and kisses -if allowed on here, you know the people.

  • Horace,

    Hello. Mitt Romney might well win with your speech. Good thing nowadays grace and common decency aren’t the order of the day or he’d probably be taking that tack. The reality is he isn’t decent. He is a psychopathic, greedy creep. He is so far gone that charm is beyond his comprehension.

    (I am no fan of Obama or any other politician, but the Republican candidates could all tie for first place on the hit parade of evil. The devil would come in second and be a preferable candidate.*)

    *If one preferred candidates.

  • Oh, and hugs and kisses are always welcome. Who cares what the neighbors say! xxoo 🙂

  • The world is still racist and sexist.

    (No matter what white guys [or just guys] tell us.)

  • Costello

    What is @22 based on? Is RJ either a spokesman for the Mormon church or black Morons? Or is he just speaking out his backside again like his claim Obama was impeachable, which no Senator or Congressman agreed with

  • RJ

    33 –

    If you honestly don’t know about Obama’s “church” of 20 years at this point, you’re hopeless.

    I am neither a spokesman for the Mormon church nor am I a spokesman for “black Morons.” You may well be a spokesman for morons of all creeds and colors, however.

    As for my claim (in another article) that Obama was impeachable (for the illegal Libya war), in fact at least two sitting Congressman (one from each party) agreed. I even mentioned them in the article. I suggest you have someone re-read it to you, this time more s-l-o-w-l-y.

    27 –

    You never answered my question. When you said Hagee was McCain’s pastor, were you lying, or are you just ill-informed?

  • Careful with those red herrings there, RJ. They’re well past their sell by date.

  • Costello

    So when challenged regarding his claims that The Mormon Church stopped discriminating against blacks, RJ tries to change the subject to Obama’s church. Rather bizarre but just another example of his being a poor debater and a partisan hack. But it does explain why he was only able to get into one college that accepts almost everyone.