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View Diary: Re-re-re-re-re-re-introducing Mitt Romney. Again. Some more. (81 comments)

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  •  Best analogy I can think of... (0+ / 0-)

    ...and it's not all that great, admittedly...

    Imagine being a woman whose mom keeps insisting you're not giving the boy she wants you to marry a fair shot...

    Even after knowing him for years...

    Even after dating him...

    Even after hearing the horror stories from OTHER women who've dated him...

    Even after hearing from his own friends he's a total pantload...

    Even after seeing a cruel and sadistic streak in him you would not want to see pass down genetically into children you'll be raising...

    Even when, after spending more time with him after not seeing him for a long time, all the factors about him you loathe are only reinforced. He never becomes a better person, only a richer one...

    And to that, your well-meaning but clueless mom says "but have you ever REALLY given him a chance?"

    And if you're still not into him, well then, there must be something wrong. With you. Because look at him! Who WOULDN'T want him? You're just particular.

    We are a nation of grown women being told that the guy who creeps us out is really just perfect for us and we're idiots for turning him down.

    They wonder why their message doesn't resonate, when their response to our criticisms is "no, you don't tell us what the problem is, WE tell YOU what the problem is...which, by the way, is YOU."

    Romney has Etch-a-Sketched quite a bit to get the begrudging ambivalent acceptance of the base. But Fehrstrom's insistence aside, he can't shake it anymore and keep that barely-there acceptance. Losing the base risks problems with down ballot races, so the base must be appeased, but no one else appreciates that message. So they keep trotting out the same message, hoping that at some point you'll realize the message MUST be good, you're just being too stubborn to get it.

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