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  •  I voted for him because I'm smart. (13+ / 0-)

    And Mitt, like McCain, was stupid.

    •  I don't think Mitt was stupid. He did act like he (10+ / 0-)

      could treat us as if we are stupid, and nobody appreciates that.

      Contorting his positions on the issues as if he was always looking for a wave to ride made his desperation palpable. His inability to buck his party on much of anything, for a lot of people, meant he was more a faithful follower than a leader.

      Romney is little more than the answer to a trivia question.

      Rather than bash him, I feel thankful for Romney's candidacy. With the economy still finding its legs President Obama could have lost had the Republicans nominated a viable alternative. For evidence of this look no further than the giddy relief the once upon a time GOP felt after the first presidential debate. Also note the real worry of many on our side when "Moderate Mitt" showed up rather than the guy who won the Republican nomination.

      Like his party, Romney is out of step with our broader society. They, and we, all know this but they don't know how to genuinely connect. As children many of us were asked "Do you want your face to freeze like that?" Well after the ludicrous attacks on President Clinton for empathy, now maybe the Republican's faces have frozen "like that." For all their efforts to pretend otherwise the Republicans don't seem to understand regular people any better than the Sheldon Cooper character on "The Big Ban Theory."

      Besides the obvious policy disagreements my biggest concern about the Republicans has less to do with their thinking ability than with their lack of compassion. In fact, absent a reasonable amount of feeling cold logic can be plenty scary. Not that Republicans are logical, but often in the recent past we've seen a certain selfish shrewdness. Now they can't even effectively mask that (at least Mitt couldn't)

      It matters not how small the beginning may seem to be: what is once well done is done forever. Henry David Thoreau, in Civil Disobedience

      by Had Enough Right Wing BS on Thu Nov 22, 2012 at 04:30:33 AM PST

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