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Folks, I wish I could say this is a snark, but it's not . . .

Romney appeared in Idaho less than three weeks before the state holds its first-ever caucuses, with 32 delegates at stake. Santorum is surging, coming off three state victories and also showing momentum in key states such as Ohio and Michigan. Romney urged the attendees to caucus for him in Idaho at 7 p.m. on March 6.

“I need your vote because I want to be president,” Romney said.


Willard! Dude! You should have realized by now already that the more you open your mouth, the less people like you. While this is probably not one of your top gaffes in recent months ("I'm severely conservative", "Let Detroit Go Bankrupt", "I'm not concerned about the very poor", "380,000 isn't a lot of money", "I can't have illegals, I'm running for office for pete's sake", so on and so forth), it definitely doesn't help with the continuous problem you have of convincing your base that you should be the Republican nominee.

I understand the dilemma. Your whole premise thus far has been 1) you're the most electable against Obama and 2) you have the private sector experience needed to turn the economy around.

Given the recent polls showing Obama with a growing lead against you and the news that economy is starting to improve, I guess this is all you have left?

I need your vote, because I want to be President???? Seriously, Willard??

How's that for a bumper sticker? "Vote RMoney 2012: Because I want to be President"

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  •  Romney's vision is to make all the (2+ / 0-)
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    BoiseBlue, Catte Nappe

    trees the right height.  

  •  Well, that is the only reason he's running (1+ / 0-)
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    It's been widely observed, he just doesn't offer a compelling reason to vote for him except that he looks the part.

    Job number one of any candidate is to define WHY they should be president. Santorum wants to be president so he can regulate our bedrooms and health care. Paul wants to be president because he wants to destroy the federal government.

    Romney wants to be president because he wants to be president, for Pete's sake.

    He feels entitled.

    And he'll probably win Idaho, with Paul a close second (or Paul could win with Romney a close second, but that's a long shot).

    P.S. I am not a crackpot.

    by BoiseBlue on Sun Feb 19, 2012 at 06:36:03 AM PST

  •  Well give him credit (1+ / 0-)
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    for honesty and giving voice to the only position to which he has steadfastly held.

    Republican Family Values: Using the daughters from your first wife to convince everybody that your second wife is lying about your third wife.

    by jsfox on Sun Feb 19, 2012 at 06:36:25 AM PST

    •  First of all, re: sticking to this position (0+ / 0-)

      Don't underestimate Rmoney's ability to change his mind or lie about a simple truth. The man even said that Mitt was his first name, for Pete's sake. Other than that, I heartily agree w/ you & others who've said that the above statement to the Idaho caucus was probably the 2nd most honest thing he's ever said, aside from "not being concerned about the very poor."

      Imagine going to a job interview & telling the interviewer: "I want this job because I want to be an engineer." Wouldn't we all secretely think, yes but why should you be hired/elected? What would you contribute to the company (or country)? How would hiring you benefit the company/nation. As a son of wealth & priviledge, I think that he has rarely had to ask for anything. All he knows is give it me, I want it.

  •  Finally a solid position that can't change (0+ / 0-)

    "I'm a progressive man and I like progressive people" Peter Tosh

    by Texas Lefty on Sun Feb 19, 2012 at 06:47:23 AM PST

  •  you expected him to have a deeper motivation? (0+ / 0-)

    He's a 1%er.  He's a 0.01%er.  "Gimme because I'm the awesome me!" is the only thing running through their heads.  

    Romney wants to be president because it's there for him to want, and the status doesn't hurt: all the money in the world still means nothing to these guys if no-one respects them, and most of us don't.  Romney truly believes he deserves to be president - as opposed to anyone actually wanting him there - and he believes he deserves to be president because he's Mitt Romney.

    This is a man who has probably never heard the word "No" in his life except when he says it.  This is a man who has been given everything simply for showing up and been asked for nothing because who the fuck are you to expect anything of your superior?!  Romney is probably as narcissistic as a 2 year old; he cannot imagine why anyone would not simply give him the presidency.  Remember that the 1% thinks we're the greedy ones because we won't just give them what they want.

    Never attribute to stupidity what can be adequately explained by malice; stupid people couldn't hurt us so effectively.

    by Visceral on Sun Feb 19, 2012 at 09:42:52 AM PST

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