August 14, 2012

What Was Romney Thinking? Or Does Romney Think?


 This Is The Year Of the Nerds!

I am bewildered and more confused by Willard Mitt Romney and his actions of late, and can’t imagine that he is picking up new support from anyone these days.

The vulture capitalist from Massachusetts had a one term stint as governor, and his singular accomplishment was “Romneycare.” The Massachusetts healthcare law known as “Romneycare” served as a blueprint for what the GOP derisively call “Obamacare.”  Romney wants to repeal Obamacare, and has offered no plan or alternative to “Obamacare” should it be repealed. For some reason he thinks the 40+ million people who are going to have health insurance coverage under Obamacare, should go scratch. That’s irresponsible and idiotic, and until he presents a comprehensive solution to reform our healthcare system, he isn’t qualified to be President.

Willard Mitt Romney’s choice of a running mate, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI), makes no sense whatsoever. A candidate generally chooses someone who can compensate for the nominee’s weaknesses. What weakness does Ryan compensate for? The only group that is pleased by Romney’s choice are Tea Party voters. They were going to vote for Romney whether he chose Ryan or anyone else - so how does Ryan help?

Most voters expected Romney to make a strong choice like New Jersey Governor Chris Christie. I know Chris Christie and Ryan is no Chris Christie. The Wisconsin Congressman lacks gravitas. Just picture in your mind - a meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Paul Ryan. Not a pretty picture. While Ryan may know how a budget is put together, I don’t see how that is an asset for Romney or for the office of Vice President.

Speaking of Putin - Romney’s most glaring weakness, aside from not being likable or personable, is his lack of foreign policy experience. His lone trip overseas as a candidate was disastrous and embarrassing for both himself and the American people. The choice of an experienced Senator like Bob Corker (R-TN), or Marco Rubio (R-FL) would have been a step toward curing any deficiencies in the foreign policy arena. Instead he chose a candidate who won’t help him there at all.

Ryan made his first solo appearance on the campaign trail at the Iowa State Fair on Monday, and he was greeted by hecklers. If you watch video of his speech, he keeps his cool, but it seems that no one is paying any attention to him. It’s easy for the hecklers to drown Ryan out. He looks more like a class President trying to tame students at a pep rally, than a man who could be a heartbeat away from being President.

Let’s face it - both GOP candidates are big nerds. As a bonafide nerd myself I usually pull for the nerds, but both of these men are so clueless about how their positions and policies will affect people in the real world, that I can’t pull for them to do anything but lose.

I’m trying to make some sense out of Romney’s choice, but I can’t as it doesn’t make sense. Then again it doesn’t make sense that Romney is the GOP’s presumptive nominee for President. While none of this makes sense, there is a very real possibility that these clowns could be elected, which makes no sense whatsoever.

What a strange year 2012 is turning out to be.







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