Tonight's Let Me Finish segment on Hardball with Chris Matthews had Matthews wondering why Mitt Romney wants to be president with the realization that politics don't end when someone reaches the White House.
Let me finish tonight with this. I don't know about this guy, Romney. I'm not sure he likes this new business of his. He liked working at Bain. People say they liked him there. He was happy, making big money. Making it fast. He liked that. He doesn't seem to like this new business. This wanting to be president business. He wants to be president, for sure. It is the getting there he doesn't like, and the politics that's sure to come should he win. Because we know one thing and we didn't learn it recently. It's that politics doesn't end when somebody reaches the White House. Barack Obama also could use more political ability than he's shown dealing with the Congress, getting them to do what he wants.
So what's this with Romney? The minute he got separated from Paul Ryan this week, he went dead again, deadly, dull. Is this really what he wants to be doing? Is he doing this for love? Is he a politician because he loves what he's fighting for, what he believes this country needs? Is he devoted to the solutions he's offering? Is he? Or does he just want the title of president? Just wants the position? The historic status. One thing we've learned, presidents who really like the job of getting to the White House, tend to be the ones enjoying being there. And those who enjoy the work of President tend to be the best at it.
Obviously, the questions are redundant. Chris Matthews already figured out in June that Romney cares about the presidency in the sense that somebody cares about winning a trophy. It's a prize for him, not a calling. He's not running for president because he has any great desire to help improve the lives of as many people in this country as he can.
Why is President Obama running for reelection? Just watch what First Lady Michelle Obama had to say about campaigning when she appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno last night. [Starting at about the 50 second mark]
I've said this before. Campaigning is a privilege because it's rare that you get the opportunity as an American to travel into communities and really get to know people in this country, and you're reminded that they're descent. You know, that we pretty much have the same values and want the same things out of life. That sort of divisiveness that you see in the news, that doesn't exist out there. So I consider it an absolute privilege, and you know, it's something I look forward to.
Last night Matthews figured out that Romney doesn't believe in anything. He 's a data mining kind of guy. He doesn't know what he's going to say he believes until he first figures out which belief he thinks will reflect well on him when he says it to the voters in America.
When you look at the non-specific plans of Trust Me Mitt Romney, and the very specific extreme plans of Hey Girl, Paul Ryan, it should be crystal clear to any one who takes the time to examine each campaign's position on the issues, that Mitt Romney wants to be the President of the United States because it is the most powerful position in the world, and he wants to wear the crown. He doesn't care about struggling Americans. He doesn't care about anything by his own selfish wants and desires.
Any doubts should be erased when you look at how Romney has treated the press. He doesn't want to be open and honest. He wants to be secretive and dismissive. During his overseas tour last month, he answered exactly three questions from the traveling press. And now he has a newly minted running mate, not wanting to answer questions that would inform the electorate either.
We can play stump the running mate later guys, I just want to enjoy the fair right now.Stump the running mate? Wow! Doesn't he really mean, hide from the American people? Give out as little information as possible. Just look pretty for the cameras.