Historian and author Rick Perlstein writes about George Romney and his twit of a son...
That's another rebellion against his late dad. Not only was George Romney, that loser, ironclad in his ideological commitments; his vision of how capitalism should work was in every particular the exact opposite of the one pushed by the vulture capitalist he sired. (If George Romney's AMC was around now, Mitt Romney's Bain Capital would probably be busy turning it into a carcass.) A critic once said he was "so dedicated to good works his entrance into politics is like sending a Salvation Army lass into the chorus at a burlesque house." As a CEO he would give back part of his salary and bonus to the company when he thought they were too high. He offered a pioneering profit-sharing plan to his employees. Most strikingly, asked about the idea that "rugged individualism" was the key to America's success, he snapped back, "It's nothing but a political banner to cover up greed." He was the poster child for the antiquated notion that corporations have multiple stakeholders: the workers that breathe them life, the communities in which they are situated, and the nation to whom they owe a patriotic obligation most definitely and emphatically not just stockholders, as Mitt and his defenders say.
And there you have it folks, the one line that the President can use over and over again. Even Mitt's dad wouldn't vote for him.
Mitt Romney says he may release tax returns in April. Until then he will actually be buying time.
Too bad the President is going to kick off his reelection campaign from Bank of America Stadium. The only thing worse would be to give his speech on top of the Goldman Sachs building.
Mr President your poll numbers are up big over the last few months, the economy is slowly recovering(too bad you embraced all that austerity, if it wasn't for all the government jobs you cut you'd be looking at a booming economic recovery) so you better not fuck this up. I know you can't attack the hand that feeds you. I see who is bundling money for you. I see who is attending those 20k a pop fundraisers the DNC, DSCC, and DCCC are hosting. Cash still rules everything around you. I get it. too bad.
George Romney would be an ideal candidate for 2012 America.
Muhammad Ali turns 70 today. "I know where I'm going and I know the truth, and I don't have to be what you want me to be."
I read that President Van Buren's command of English was "fair" but he was fluent in Dutch. I'll bet the Republicans were pissed.