Category → Crazy Romney
By Peter Le Force — GOP Presidential Mitt Romney hopeful seemed to be teetering near the edge, psychologically, this week when he said something to the effect because the auto bailout was actually his idea anyway, he felt comfortable accepting quite a lot of credit for its success. He did not mention his Op Ed calling for the automobile industry to be allowed to go bankrupt, implying that would be the natural consequence of their bad behavior in a capitalist system. Both Romney proper — and his campaign — seem to be operating on Etch-A-Sketch rules — though instead of just shaking the Etch-A-Sketch now and positing new positions on things as if they have been Romney’s positions all along — now he is making up things that he wished he had said, proposed or done — and is now claiming credit for their success. It makes you wonder if they have just been living in the Foxx News World so long that they now think — or think the American public thinks — that anything you say is true is automatically true simply because you claimed it was. So now, not only does he lie about what is positions were in the past with regard to the auto industry bail-out, he claims that his position was identical to the President’s — and that therefore he feels “quite” comfortable accepting quite a lot of credit for the eventual success of the ideas he was opposed to in the first place. Like Jon Stewart said, will he claim credit for the killing of Osama Bin Laden next.
What will be next? Claiming credit for the invention of the atomic bomb — claim he co-invented the internet with Al Gore — or just something simple like he invented gunpowder before the Chinese — or had the idea for basketball before the real inventor — he just forgot to patent it. Hopefully — he won’t go off the Mormon-religion edge and claim to be responsible for the sunrise each day — or threaten to withhold it if we don’t vote for him. That would be a little weird — even for Romney at this point. .
Now there are times when I have thought Mr Romney was boring and stiff. Out of touch — sure. A guy who just doesn’t have the knack for telling jokes without somehow blowing the punch line. Yeah — pretty much every time. Tries to be cool — and embarrasses everyone — and himself — when he does. But Delusional? I never thought of him actually delusional before — until now. If your initial position was that the we ought to let capitalism work — and let the auto industry go broke — and then, when the government — at the President’s urging — refused to let that happen, bailed them out, and it worked — to then unabashedly volunteer that you feel quite comfortable accepting credit for their ultimate success — now that’s out there — even for Mitt!
I can tolerate my crazy uncle Charlie when he comes to family holiday gatherings — and brings along his super-sonic, hyper-krytonic, bat-catching tele-porter technology. He’s harmless enough — as long as someone keeps and eye on him — and you don’t allow him to be alone with any of the children. But President of the United States? Naw. I don’t think so.
And neither do I want Mitt Romney for President. And for pretty much the same reasons.
He doesn’t necessarily have to be absolutely, bat-shit crazy — for me to feel that way. Just plain old fashion, predictable, mendaciously, stultifyingly crazy — is enough for me to not want that — you know — in my President.