Mitt Romney did not have a cause. He did not have a plan. He did not have any substantial policy goals. He was running for President just to be President and his platform was basically Vote for Me Because I’m Me! The economy would improve simply in reaction to his taking his seat at his desk in the Oval Office. He had no vision for America or of America except as a workplace where the right people get rich and stay rich. His view of life was coldly reductive: We’re here to make money and our worth as human beings is defined by our worth to the goal of making money. We’re either producers or we’re costs and costs have to be controlled. He was contemptuous of President Obama but it wasn’t personal. It didn’t spring from any heartfelt beliefs or deepseated emotion. It wasn’t hateful, it wasn’t angry. He despised the President as a representative of THEM, but not the same THEM as the rank and file Republicans despised or not just that THEM. THEM to him was us. The 47 percent which was never a real number to him or others of his kind and class. The 47 percent equals the 99 percent who are not of his kind and class, those of us who are just costs.
On top of this he didn’t understand the job he was applying for. He didn’t see himself as applying for it. Voters were supposed to know it was his for the asking not think that he had to ask them to give it to him. When photo-op encounters with voters went off script and he was forced to deal with people as people and not as props, he couldn’t hide his disdain. The rabble annoyed and disgusted him. He lost his temper when they failed to show they knew their place. He didn’t conduct himself as someone who expected to be leader of a democratic nation or of the free world. He seemed to think the President should have stopped being President during the campaign and whenever the President had to take action as President---for instance, in responding to a hurricane that devastated a large swath of the east coast---Mitt carped and whined as if the President was cheating. He still seems to think the President beat him unfairly by not leaving the places Sandy had laid waste to to fend for themselves until after the election. In fact, since his defeat every public word out of his mouth has been a bitter whine on the theme that the President had nefariously usurped the office God and Nature intended for Mitt.
This clueless arrogance should have disqualified him from the start in the minds of reasonable people, and there’s evidence it did. The more voters came to know him, the more they disliked him.
But here he is again, about to run for President for a third time and on the same platform as the last two: Vote for Me Because I’m Me.
There’s nothing wrong with the country that isn’t a consequence of our not having acclaimed Mitt Romney as our President in 2012. There’s nothing that can’t be made better just by giving Mitt Romney the keys to the White House.
Vote for Mitt and Put the Rabble Back in Their Proper Place!
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