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  •  Nobody thinks Mitt Romney is going to win. (9+ / 0-)

    Nobody thinks he has a chance. To put your abhorrent policies over,  you need a folksy demeanor, and that Mitt Romney doesn't have.

    He needs to pack it in.

    It's here they got the range/ and the machinery for change/ and it's here they got the spiritual thirst. --Leonard Cohen

    by karmsy on Tue Jul 17, 2012 at 04:29:19 PM PDT

    •  There's a huge "disconnect" in this campaign (12+ / 0-)

      Mitt is accustomed to being the CEO. His word is the last word, other than a hastily uttered "yes, sir... sorry, sir". He is not interested in conciliation, compromise, or building bridges for the long term. A president has to work with Congress, foreign leaders, busines leaders, and other people and groups to carry out the nation's business. Mitt is used to dictating the terms unilaterally.

      Add to that the fact that his actions clearly underscore his disdain for America. Jobs should go elsewhere. His money should go elsewhere. Hell, during the Vietnam war, he hung out in France. Now he wants our votes?

      Yeah. Right.

      Some drink deeply from the river of knowledge. Others only gargle. -- Woody Allen

      by cassandracarolina on Tue Jul 17, 2012 at 04:32:56 PM PDT

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      •  George W. Bush (12+ / 0-)

        showed all of the self-centered-ness and the inability to compromise that Mitt Romney does. Like Romney, GWB came from a very privileged background, and like Romney, he never left his privileged class bubble, or cared to know what was outside it.

        Unlike Romney, George W. Bush charmed common voters. He played his stupidity and intellectual shallowness for a certain kind of folksy charm. It succeeded with a certain subset of voters, and this got him elected. Romney has no charm, as Kerry didn't. Romney doesn't endear anybody personally (his family knows it).

        Oh, it's dangerous to predict. Republicans have a lot going for them this cycle, but Romney isn't one thing they have going for them, and I think he's gonna go down.

        It's here they got the range/ and the machinery for change/ and it's here they got the spiritual thirst. --Leonard Cohen

        by karmsy on Tue Jul 17, 2012 at 04:48:03 PM PDT

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        •  But he was also used to his handlers taking care (1+ / 0-)
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          of the stuff he knew nothing about and usually did not care as much about... he was a person to person schmoozer and operated on that level with plutocrats and heads of state. The dealmaker of prearranged deals... more a Texas Governor style head of state than most US presidents who were more hands on arranging policy and agreements.... Other heads of State may have thought him an idiot or a brother but it worked well from his point of view and the view of the idea and word crafters that wrote his thinking for him. He was the front man and was not totally clueless... But yes, he was also a puppet emperor allowed enough room to be a "decider" or think he was. He could and would have yes men to make the mirage of power seem real but he was typically deciding things that were already pre-decided and presented to him in ways that let him continue thinking he was in charge.

          Pogo & Murphy's Law, every time. Also "Trust but verify" - St. Ronnie (hah...)

          by IreGyre on Wed Jul 18, 2012 at 11:27:52 AM PDT

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