Convincing the Other Half

Mitt Romney had already convinced half the country he was unfit to lead. In the last 24 hours, he’s making a strong run at convincing the other half. Kind of nauseating, but also impressive on a certain level.

When I previously observed that he was not going to let an unwillingness to Go There prevent him from having his shot at being president (not an original thought, I realize), I assumed it was going to get uglier. But there’s a difference between believing something is coming and actually experiencing it firsthand.


8 Responses to “Convincing the Other Half”

  1. enkidu Says:

    Wow, way to class up the joint on 9/11. If you are going to go into attack mode, maybe spend a moment to consider the timing, tone, facts and optics of the situation. Maybe sleep on it. Most of all get the facts straight.


    Not to worry folks, campaigns are like marathons and the Romney/Ryan ticket is running this like a sub-two hour marathon. Just you wait and see! 23 skidoo!

  2. NorthernLite Says:

    Reporter: “How would you have handled this?”

    Romney: “Blah blah blah blah”

    Reporter: “So specifically, how would you have handled this?”

    Romney: “I gotta go…” as he’s whisked away, grinning.

    What a slimeball. I obviously don’t know what he’s talking about but the really sad thing is that it’s apparent that he doesn’t even know what he’s talking about.

  3. enkidu Says:

    I bet they have a shot at a whole marathon in under an hour!

  4. jbc Says:

    The interesting thing to me is what it says about the thinking inside the Romney campaign. Either nutjobs who actually believe Obama is always apologizing for America are calling the shots, and they were blinded by their own ideological fantasy, or (more likely) this is the logical extension of the “truth does not matter, because we have our own media channel, and epistemic closure will protect us from fact checkers” mindset.

    But (obviously) they’ve overstepped. At some point, the truth does matter.

  5. enkidu Says:

    All of the above.

  6. NorthernLite Says:

    Yeah, I think it’s fairly obvious that they believe the truth doesn’t matter. The statement “We will not let our campaign be dictated by fact-checkers” made that pretty clear.

    I’m glad to see that for many people the truth actually does matter.

  7. enkidu Says:

    If you want a land war in Iran, vote for Romney/Ryan.

    If you want more tax breaks for rich folks, vote for Romney/Ryan.

    If you want to destroy Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security, vote for Romney/Ryan.

    If you want more debt, vote for Romney/Ryan. (last 6 presidents: 3 D, 3 R… Rs increased the debt nearly 3X more than Ds… facts have such a liberal bias eh?)

    If you want more jobs shipped anywhere a nickel more profit is to be made, vote for Romney/Ryan.

    If you want to see this rich, entitled a-hole white guy constantly blundering his way through the future, foot in mouth, vote for Romney/Ryan.

    Or you could help move our country and our world forward (I’d settle for a little less toward the far right wing, please) and vote for the Kenyan Usurper.

  8. knarlyknight Says:

    “Kenya usurper” LOL

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