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  •  I almost wrote a diary last night that I was (0+ / 0-)

    going to have the title:

    "Mr. Romney’s campaign released a statement apologizing to people with head injuries."

    It seemed like there was a recurring theme on MSNBC yesterday about Mitt Romney possibly having a head injury. It started when Dana Milbank made a comment about Romney possibly having had a head injury on Martin Bashir yesterday afternoon. And then last night Rachel Maddow played the audio of Glen Doherty's friend Elf Ellefsen saying:

    I think the ultimate count by the end of the night was four times. Romney actually approached him using the private gathering as a political venture to further his image and Glen believed it to be very insincere and stale ... You know he said it was pathetic and comical to have the same person come up to you within only you know a half hour, reintroduce himself to you, having absolutely no idea whatsoever that he just did this 20 minutes ago and did not even recognize Glen's face ... Whether it be Republican, Democrat, Green Praty, Libertarian. It doesn't make a difference. This guy is using our great friend. Our humble and honorable great friend that we know is just a regular guy who is truly larger than life. He has become an actual part of the soap box routine in a presidential race.
    So I thought "head injury" might be a theme to use for a diary. I had read about conjuncture before about Romney having sustained some long term effects from the car accident he was in while in Paris in the 60s. I did some searching on the Internet and one of the first things that game up with this article that ended:
    Mr. Romney also downplayed his debate prospects, telling supporters: “President Obama could very well be the greatest debater in human history. He’s Abraham Lincoln, Clarence Darrow, and the Roman orator Cicero put together. Next to that silver-tongued bastard I’m going to sound like someone with a head injury.”

    Later in the day, Mr. Romney’s campaign released a statement apologizing to people with head injuries.

    Debate Could Test Two Romney Weaknesses, Talking and Thinking

    I broke out laughing so hard, until I went and read the entire article and realized it was snark. I gave up on the idea for the diary but not before I found an article in Psychology Today.
    A profoundly disturbing report came out a couple of months ago, one that has ominous implications for hundreds of thousands of vets.

    Basically, it says that everyone who suffered a brain injury — even a mild concussion — could be at risk of developing degenerative brain diseases later in life that can lead to memory loss, bad judgment, depression, outbursts of anger, thoughts of suicide and potential dementia.

    (snip)

    Mitt Romney may also have cause for concern. The Republican presidential nominee, famous for his explosive temper and his verbal gaffes such as introducing vice-presidential nominee Paul Ryan as “the next president of the United States,” was knocked unconscious in 1968 in an auto wreck in France that was so severe that he was mistakenly declared dead at the scene.

    Disturbing New Study

    “Mitt Romney is the only person in America who looked at the way this Congress is behaving and said, ‘I want the brains behind THAT operation.’ ” — Tom Perriello

    by hungrycoyote on Thu Oct 11, 2012 at 05:56:36 PM PDT

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