February 7, 2008

Quitt Romney

Romney is out. The conservatives are all sorts of unhappy.

It’s times like this I like to choose a random right wingnut blog and see what the top story is. This one has John Kerry-bashing as its latest story. This one is headlining a hot story about Ayatollah Ahmad Jannati which the mainstream liberal media are mysteriously burying.

This one is praising Romney’s exit speech. Speaking of which:

But I agree with him on doing whatever it takes to be successful in Iraq, on finding and executing Osama bin Laden, and on eliminating Al Qaeda and terror. If I fight on in my campaign, all the way to the convention, I would forestall the launch of a national campaign and make it more likely that Senator Clinton or Obama would win. And in this time of war, I simply cannot let my campaign, be a part of aiding a surrender to terror. (— from Romney’s exit speech)

Osama? Are the Republicans even still looking for that guy? I guess they trot him out for elections when they need a bump. We’re coming up on 7 years of Republicans saying they were going to get Osama and failing. I’m pretty shocked they aren’t more embarrassed. It shows either a pretty strong lack of self-examination and self-awareness, or a lack of respect for the intelligence of their electorate. Since Powerline ate it up, I guess there really are still people who think they’re sincere about Osama.

And, Mitt, please let me know which terror attacks were launched from Iraq, and what terrorist organizations were under the control of Iraq before the war. Iraq Terror Iraq Terror Iraq Terror. Repeat after me. Iraq=Terror.

I’m glad he thinks it’s possible to “eliminate… terror.” Really? I guess it sounds manly. Can it be done? Surely, if it can, then the Republicans would have done it when they had full control of the US government and were on top of the world. But what did they eliminate when they were in control? Here’s a list of things they eliminated when they held the cards: Prosperity. Budget surplus. International goodwill. American unity. Jobs. Innovative energy policy. Hope of affordable health care. Home equity. Strong dollar. Need I continue?

Why no suggestion that they’re going to do everything it takes to eliminate poverty, or illiteracy, or children going without health care, or unemployment, or the erosion of the USA’s world dominance in research and technology?

Pthhhhhh. Bye, Mitt. I guess we’ll see you again in four years when there’s another election. Stay classy.

Posted by James at February 7, 2008 2:39 PM
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BTW - you think this guy has a bit of an inflated sense of self importance?

It's Mitt standing between us and terrorism. Even in bowing out, we have him to thank for thinking of our safety. If Mitt doesn't make the right decision, the terrorists win!

Posted by: James at February 7, 2008 4:21 PM

I'm so glad you included a link to that earth-shaking Ayatollah story. So, some Iranians hate Bush, huh? Shame on the liberal media for keeping this secret from us.

Posted by: Julie at February 7, 2008 4:28 PM

(Obviously, I'm not making fun of you... I'm making fun the dude who thinks he's exposing a big secret.)

Posted by: Julie at February 7, 2008 6:06 PM

In this time of war, it is vitally important to stay classy. Here's to Mitty Mitt re-poufing his hair, which has been looking a little flat lately.

Oh, and bu-bye.

Posted by: Patti M. at February 8, 2008 9:11 AM
"If I had to do one thing over again, it would've been to position the governor consistently as the economic conservative in the field," Romney's Iowa chairman, Doug Gross, said yesterday.

http://www.boston.com/news/nation/articles/2008/02/08/misjudgments_costly_to_romney_candidacy/

Will they ever stop trying to re-adjust Romney's image on the fly?

In any case, someone needs to tell Mr. Gross that if Mitt wanted to sell himself as a "turnaround specialist" he needed to be a little less for "more of the same."

Posted by: James at February 8, 2008 1:25 PM

Jon Stewart deconstructs Mitt's farewell speech.

Posted by: Mike at February 8, 2008 2:32 PM

Gee, I didn't think New Coke was that bad!

Posted by: Patti M. at February 8, 2008 3:44 PM

Jon Stewart offers a good translation.

Posted by: James at February 8, 2008 4:30 PM

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