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  •  To those who did not read it (3+ / 0-)
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    Maybe you should read it, because it did NOT say that he has alzheimers, but it did raise some very valid questions concerning his irrational behavior. Something is definitely wrong with the man.

    •  I did read it, and that is why (4+ / 0-)
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      I explained to the commenter who didn't what the relevant questionable behaviors were. They were not related to the subject of this diary, which is that Mitt is a horrible person. They were related to his failure to remember for a few minutes (much less an entire day) something that was said. My personal feeling about it is above - that it has to do with the fact that he is used to social chatting where as The Richest Person In The Room is always gets a polite smile and a laugh, no matter what he says. But that may not be the reason.

      "Maybe this is how empires die - their citizens just don't deserve to be world leaders anymore." -Kossack Puddytat, In a Comment 18 Sept 2011

      by pixxer on Wed Aug 01, 2012 at 04:07:36 PM PDT

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    •  The title turned me off (11+ / 0-)

      I used to work at a nursing home with lots of patients that did have alzheimers, now I work with special needs children who have varying degrees of autism, Asperger's or Tourette's. Romney's behavior does not justify that kind of specualtion, in my opinion.

      He acts strange ... I think it is because he is a child of privilege who has never learned that there are other points of view and people that need to be understood/worked with. He has never had to do either. I am going out on a limb here, but the LSDs also tend not to care about anyone outside their community, they are very insular. his business career was not about building, but about taking capital out of the businesses other had built .... that requires a certain mind set.  You are not going to do what Bain is said to have done if you are thinking about how it will affect the little people.  They do not exist becasue acknowledging them in any way interfers with the game plan.

      He is not strange, he is consistent ... consistently selfish, arrogant and out of touch. comparing him to people who have no choice in how they act is not cool, if it was done purposely.

      "Life without liberty is like a body without spirit. Liberty without thought is like a disturbed spirit." Kahlil Gibran, 'The Vision'

      by CorinaR on Wed Aug 01, 2012 at 04:18:09 PM PDT

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      •  The question in the referenced diary was (1+ / 0-)
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        why does Rmoney forget what he said five minutes ago. That is consistent with the title. I don't think Alzheimer's is the answer, but I don't think it's out of line to mention it with respect to repeated failure to remember what one said, or what one's conversation partner said, just a few sentences back. IMO it's more likely b/c of the experience of absurd privilege leading to never having the experience of listening.

        "Maybe this is how empires die - their citizens just don't deserve to be world leaders anymore." -Kossack Puddytat, In a Comment 18 Sept 2011

        by pixxer on Wed Aug 01, 2012 at 05:44:21 PM PDT

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      •  I agree abt the influence (1+ / 0-)
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        of LDS.  I think it has a great deal of importance in the way he is.  He is trying too hard to prove himself, over and over again.

        LDS were chased out of NYS, then Illinois to Utah.  They almost invited themselves to be set up with a persecution complex, that can be said to be cult like.  For the last 150 yrs they have had to continuously 'prove' themselves.  

        Willard was born the son of a major businessman, who lost out in politics.  Don't forget his father grew up at the time the Roosevelts, Prescott Bush, Joseph Kennedy Sr & others had expanded into politics.  So many of these ambitious men made money and being in the Senate or a Governor etc was the only place they could go further.  It was a vanity.  

        But the Mormons were especially ostracized.  And Willard had influential parents & money, but saw his father stopped in part because he was Mormon.  Willard had to make more money than his father, and prove a Mormon could advance in politics.  

        As he said, once he left the governorship & Olympics, he was unemployed.  But he still has something to prove - and so all the squirrelly personality traits which could be excused because he had money, are now on full display.  He made money, but his religion is still not accepted.  He doesn't recognize that his inability to connect with people is not like a formal rite of the LDS church.  The LDS Church is very stratified within, and likes to put on an impressive show.

        To me he is not only arrogant; he is hollow beyond his own family and church.  

    •  Nothing is wrong with him.... (2+ / 0-)
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      Chi, Matt Z

      ...unless you include evil, wicked and entitled!

      This is our moment...this is our time! President Barack Obama

      by ankae on Wed Aug 01, 2012 at 05:31:34 PM PDT

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