If Mitt Romney Sees His Shadow, Is That Six More Weeks of Blunders?
BY ANNABEL LEE
Much has been said about Mitt Romney over the past six years of nearly continuous campaigning for the office of President. In 2012, the conventional wisdom says it’s “Mitt’s time”, with many believing he will be the GOP nominee. There is a nagging problem with Romney that makes the most loyal of supporters question him. For an intelligent business man who has been in and out of politics since the early 1990s, Mitt Romney makes a lot of unforced errors when he is speaking.
Let’s look at a few recent blunders by Romney while on the campaign trail.
· The famous “Corporations are people, my friend” statement. While it is true, under the 14th Amendment, it’s still inappropriate to say when voters are upset at corporations.
· Romney stated that he was unemployed while in Iowa. While he may technically be unemployed at the moment, most of the unemployed don’t bring home $15 million after taxes and charitable donations.
· Following the New Hampshire Primary, Romney uttered the “I like being able to fire people who provide services” statement. While the statement, in context, say that he doesn’t want his employees to be unionized, it has become synonymous with his time at Bain Capital.
· Romney made another blunder in saying that he doesn’t care about poor people. While he was saying that there are plans to help the poor, while there aren’t as many programs to help the middle class. It was a sound statement, just poorly executed.
· Romney was unprepared for questions about his tax returns, and was uncertain how many years he would release to the public.
· Romney referred to nearly $350,000 in speaking fees as “not very much” money.
· Romney made a $10,000 wager with Rick Perry over Romney’s book.
Those blunders are in addition to the claims of Mitt Romney being an elitist, out-of-touch, and a flip-flopper. The list continues to grow, almost as often as Romney opens his mouth.
- Borowitz Report – A Clarification from Mitt Romney (mbcalyn.com)
- Watch: Romney’s Words Used Against Him (abcnews.go.com)
- Rapper K’naan Displeased Mitt Romney Used His Song “Wavin’ Flag’” After Florida Primary (inquisitr.com)
- Mitt Romney Sees His Shadow (planetpookie.com)
- Mitt Romney Was Once, Briefly, A Democrat (mediaite.com)
- Mitt Romney: Don’t Be Poor. Be Middle Class. (intellipissies.com)
- “Empathy Gap”: Mitt Romney Rejects Concern For The “Very Poor” (mykeystrokes.com)
- Romney is not concerned about the very poor… (kaystreet.wordpress.com)
- Willard Mitt Romney (nybooks.com)
- Will Trump boost Mitt Romney? (politico.com)