Repost from Mid March...Still Pretty Accurate! What a Prognostication!
(Everynow and again I like to go back through previous posts from various points and compare them to reality;-) In this post from March 12th I took a look at Romney's approach to winning his party's nomination. I went on to prognosticate(what a word!) Mitts approach to the general. I was very surprised to see Romney portray himself very similarly to how I thought he would and how the Obama campaign would respond!)
I hate to let this presidential nominating process get me angry considering the candidates and the process itself has been about as serious as a "Naked Gun" sequel but (with the help of the 20 stop debate-a-paloozaa tour) I am finally beginning to get a bit irascible! My morose attitude is mainly a result of one member of 3 remaining Rat-publican nominees (Ron Paul wont be mentioned or counted in this piece as I refuse to accept his candidacy in this process, Although I like some of his policy ideals he is NOT a Republican!)
Mitt Romney has utterly dissappointed me in this nominating process!! He had a chance to be (along with Jon Huntsman) a sound voice of reason in this race to see who's the craziest! But instead he decided to throw caution to the wind and invent this crazy pathological psycho candidate to suffice the nutty nuthouse wing of the teabag lead republican party! BAD IDEA (I mean Just look at this Garbage on thier website)!!
Along with Mitt inventing this new persona in the last year or so he has also turned this primary unusually ugly! He plunges his attacks a bit deeper than the skin and his attack dogs (aka 'the surrogates') are ten times more vicious than the other candidates pups! he very rarely refers voters to anything substantive in his past that would show why he is the better Rat-publican to go against President Obama! he talks alot more about what he is "going" to do and not a whole lot about what he's "Done" because most of the political moves he made in his only job in government are definitely not those of the "Severe Conservative" he now claims to be!
A strange "benefit" of this election process for Mitt is that the over the top pandering to the crazies he's been doin in the primary battle may not affect him as much as it would someone with Integrity and honor! The fact that he is the epitome of a flip flopper could actually help. How the hell would that work you ask? Well Ill explain, I could surely see voters in the general disregard the crazyness he has been aspousing and just assume that he will go back to his normal moderate self if he wins! By feeding the illogical, reason-lite wing (if there is just a 'wing' of the gop with this attitude, seems like the whole party is like that) the crazy rhetoric of immoral contraception, war mongoring garbage and love for gritz that they wanna hear from Mr. Mitt. Although they have not totally bought in It is effectively making them question their pre existing notion of the guy, therefore keeping the party somewhat congruent going into the general... HOW FREAKING SAD IS THAT!!
Mitts willingness to just blatantly lie (they all do it but Mitt, constantly looking to bill himself as the one above the fray, should then be held to a bit of a higher standard, by himself if no one else) on debate stages and interviews is truly amazing and Id even venture to say unprecedented! I honestly can't wait to see him scramble, run from, and flip flop his way outta some of the garbage he has said during this nominating process. But dont worry fellow logic lovers, in the general against the President he will have it all thrown right back in his high falutin(sp?), fake tanned face. It is one thing to say something when you have no idea, and dont neccesarily care whether its truthful and valid or not and quite another to deliberatley be misleading and dishonest. I think its obvious and the most glaring example of this has came recently with his views on "Obamacare"! On numerous occassions, in the most public of ways (i.e. Meet The Press, USA Today Op-Ed, ABC News) Mitt has praised President Obama for using his health care model in massechusets and it's (boogeyman) mandates, nationally! On this issue Mitt, for once, has not flip-flopped instead he chose an alternate route, he decided to go all out and just lie with a very bold face to the american people for the past year and a half, claiming he was NEVER for an indiviual mandate nationally! (He must of forgot about a little website calledYOUTUBE or he thinks the american people are incredibly gullable, either way what a moron!)
It is examples like this one that have truly surprised me! Mitt is already known as having that image of "Dude will say anything (and I mean anything) to get elected" and he surelyl has not been doing anything to dispell that rumor!. You'd think that candidate Romney would tread very lighly on issues that seem to contrast with things he has said or done in the past; I never in my wildest dreams thought he would say screw it and go for the gusto! Now, where He used to just flip flop or form his opinion right on stage infront of whatever crowd he was talking to, he is willing to just LIE. Im talking knowing something to be false in real life and declaring it gospel. But not to worry, In my estimation these blatant lies should and hopefully will be put into perspective! Voters will look right through the various faces Mitt Romney has put on trying to defraud voters and they will see him for what he is... the dudes just a LIAR!!!!!!