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     Thursday night: Mitt Romney had a Fundraiser in Hong Kong and Ann Romney did an interview with Reno, Nevada t.v. station KTVN

      In that interview, Ann Romney said her biggest concern, if Mitt were to become President, is Mitt's "mental well-being."

     In this interview, I think Ann Romney is telling us that Mitt Romney is not mentally fit to be President.  I don't know if he had brain trauma when he had that car accident in France that killed that women, or if he has Alzheimer's or some other mental issue.

     This video might explain Mitt's campaign schedule: He took 1 week off after his convention, he does not have very many rallies, his libya response, etc.  

      I've said for a long time, Mitt cannot handle a campaign, who in their rational mind could expect Mitt to handle being President?

     Seriously, if Ann Romney's biggest concern, if Mitt were to become President, is Mitt's "mental well-being" then I am extremely concerned about Mitt's mental well-being too and I am not sure he should have the nuclear code.

      Aside from Mitt underscoring his tendency to be a pathological liar over the past 20 years, many people, myself included, have wondered for a long time if Mitt Romney has some sort of mental illness either brought on through brain trauma or something else.

       Mental illness is no laughing matter and my saying that is not meant to be funny ... it is meant to be serious because if Mitt's own wife is concerned about Mitt's mental well-being then so should ALL Americans before they cast their vote.

       One of the early symptoms to Alzheimer's is short-term memory loss, forgetting what you recently said or did.  Confusion and poor judgment are also early signs.  In the early stages, the patient can still function in society but lacks good judgment so usually family members will step in to correct any problem the poor judgment may have caused.  Now ask yourself, how many times has Ann had to step in and correct something Mitt has said or done ... hmmm ...

       For months, we have literally witnessed Romney say one thing, then within seconds tell the media he did not say it.  Then we go back to a video, and sure enough, Romney said what we thought he said.  Now, I know Romney is a pathological liar but I think Ann has just accidentally told us that there is something more going on.

        We've had at least one President who had suffered from Alzheimer's while in office and another entire Administration that were pathological liars (Bush/Cheney) -- we do not need a President who is both a pathological liar and unstable mentally.

        I think Mitt is a pathological liar but I also heed Ann's words ... I, along with Ann Romney, am now very concerned about Mitt's mental well-being.

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  •  This is a serious issue. She revealed something (8+ / 0-)

    It was not just an offhand comment. There is something going on there. I don't know if she was trying to get America to feel sorry for Mitt, but she just opened up a Pandora's box that causes some real concern.

  •  I'll guarantee you this... (8+ / 0-)

    ...if Michelle Obama ever said what Ann Romney said, you'd never hear the end of it from the right-wing talk machine, Rush Limbaugh, Fox so-called "news." etc. What Ann said (and it was said in such a matter of fact manner in response to a rather innocent question from a local reporter) was devastating and it sure makes me wonder whether Mittens is really over his head when it comes to the world of big league politics.

    "First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win." --Gandhi

    by alaprst on Sat Sep 29, 2012 at 06:33:56 AM PDT

  •  She has confidence in everything but his mental (14+ / 0-)

    stability

    I can't comprehend what these last 4 years have been like for President Obama
       ...the constant attacks, The obstruction, the birthers, called a Muslim/Socialist/Communist/Marxist, lied about, demonized and vilified......

    Yet President Obama is stronger, more focused and still maintains a sense of humor.

    Mitt can't even handle the campaign cause it's "hard" ....no way he could handle the presidency.

  •  She should be concerned - so should we all (5+ / 0-)
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    Pinto Pony, linnie, JeffW, Bunbun, Bobbynorwich

    Mitt Romney exhibits many traits of psychopathy.  This is not a mental illness per se, but a pervasive patterns of thinking and viewing the world that manifests as repeated lying and lack of concern for the well-being of others, among other things.

    Such a person should be considered unfit for public office.

    "The fool doth think he is wise: the wise man knows himself to be a fool" - W. Shakespeare

    by Hugh Jim Bissell on Sat Sep 29, 2012 at 06:41:16 AM PDT

  •  I don't know if it was because of his car (6+ / 0-)

    accident in France decades ago, or if it preceded that, but
    I've  become convinced that something is seriously wrong with this guy.  Until he became their nominee I had never paid much attention to his speech or affect.  I thought he was just another rich and clueless Republican who could function well enough to be a successful business person, governor and politician.  I never dreamed he was so seemingly disconnected from reality, so odd in his mannerisms and what he says.  Because of his wealth he has been able to find people to do things for him and cover up his mistakeweapons weirdness and excuse his malapropisms.  But this is a man who should not be president, no way no how.

    Stop it. This is hard.

    by chicago minx on Sat Sep 29, 2012 at 06:46:05 AM PDT

    •  growing up rich and sheltered, (0+ / 0-)

      as white Mormon?

      ALL these make him who he is.  

      White people think they're the shit.

      Mormons think THEY'RE the shit.

      Rich people think they're the shit.

      And sheltered people don't learn to care about anyone but themselves.


      "A squid eating dough in a polyethylene bag is fast and bulbous..........got me?" - Don Van Vliet

      by AlyoshaKaramazov on Sat Sep 29, 2012 at 07:15:50 AM PDT

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  •  I actually like this Ann Romney (2+ / 0-)
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    better than the scornful "you people" Ann Romney, but the comments may turn some heads and raise some eyebrows.

    And lose some votes.

    A lot of people around the water cooler Monday morning may want to know exactly how much the rest of us should be worried about Mitt Romney's mental well-being.

  •  As the diary about this on the rec list stated (1+ / 0-)
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    keshea01

    WTF?!

    Follow Me on Twitter @SmartyFeldman

    by The Swimmer on Sat Sep 29, 2012 at 07:13:52 AM PDT

  •  Possibly one of the most important (2+ / 0-)
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    comments in this entire campaign. Nothing. Absolutely nothing at all matters if the person is not mentally fit for this job. Shades of Tom Eagleton's VP nomination?

  •  Maybe it's Asperger's (1+ / 0-)
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    Wow, this is quite an admission. Ann Romney goes from being the secret weapon to the torpedo that sinks Mitt's ship. And Mitt is not just a well-oiled weather vane, he's an unstable, off-kilter one. What does she --- his wife of 43 years --- know about Mitt's mental stability in the face of adversity that we the American people don't know?

    Seriously, it might not be early Alzheimer’s, what fits better is that Mitt might a mild form of Asperger's syndrome --- impaired social interactions on the autistic spectrum --- that would make him not only very vulnerable for an emotional overload, but also poorly equipped to deal with the interpersonal challenges of the presidency. This is a not an insignificant problem, it's a valid question about his soundness for the presidency.

    While people with Asperger's are usually bright and perform well in many spheres that don't require social astuteness, they are decidedly not suited for highly political positions where emotional intelligence is a requisite. From WebMd, the signs that someone might have Asperger's are that they:

    * Miss social cues and lack inborn social skills, such as being able to read others' body language and contexts . Romney: seems politically tone deaf, misreads situations, unknowingly insults people (cookies from 7/11, London Olympics, I like to fire people, I'm unemployed too), and relies on wife to humanize him. Admits to turning to Ann after every debate answer to see how well he's done. Unknowingly embarrasses himself by exhorting a rally crowd to chant "Romney, Ryan, Romney --- not Ryan, Ryan, Ryan" and not instinctively understanding the damning optics of that gesture.

    * Dislike changes in routines. Romney: well-known for rigidity in habits and micro-managing.

    * Appear to lack empathy. Romney: the 47% comment, an inability to relate to their lives, and argues his 14% tax rate is fair compared to higher rates paid by the struggling middle class.

    * Unable to recognize subtle differences in speech (tone, inflection, emphasis) that alter the meaning of others' speech. Romney: takes snippets out of context, seems clueless to understand nuanced questions.

    * A formal stilted style of speaking, and unusual phrasing. Romney: tortured, odd diction that doesn't sound like a regular person; stiff way of speaking, says "sport," "the NFL playing field," and "brethren" instead of brother etc; and does much better in formal conversations than casual banter.

    * Unusual facial expressions or postures. Look at Mitt's odd way of walking, robotic almost, often wooden facial expressions and blank stares.

    * Obsessive preoccupation with only a few interests, with extensive knowledge of them. Romney: as a teen had an obsessive interest in in cars, studied them down to the last detail and could identify every feature of every car made in Detroit. As an adult, Romney reportedly studies data to death before making a decision.

    * Physical clumsiness. Romney: admits he was un-athletic, with his only athletic endeavor being cross country in high school.

    All the more credit to Romney for his success in the business world. But it's hard to see how his analytical and organizational skills can override his severely deficit interpersonal skills --- since all three skills (analytical, organizational and interpersonal) are essential for success as President of the United States.

    It feels a little at this point like piling on --- kicking a guy while he's down --- but it's very important to make the point that Mitt Romney should never be President of the United States.

  •  Mitt will be miffed when he can't run USA as a CEO (1+ / 0-)
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    Very upsetting to the ol' boy. I suspect he'll break his 7-iron in half and kick the side of  one of his yacht and possibly yell at one of his house servants every time he can't get what he wants in the White House.

    Good Heavens! Goodness Gracious!

    I think Ann may need to stock up on the smelling salts for the vapors she and Willard are likely to experience under the harsh uncivilized conditions of the White House.

    (Note to self: Buy smelling salts company stock if Mitt wins.)

  •  Xanax anyone? (1+ / 0-)
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    Bobbynorwich

    It's getting to the point where Ann is just becoming a pathetic person.She obviously is in way over her head and is transferring her doubts to the electorate. Is she thinks Mitt has a problem with mental stability what are we to think? The question then comes what exactly is the state of Gov. Romney's mental health. Is there something we should know?

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