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The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.

H.L. Mencken

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Romney, Not In A Nutshell

Well, that guy looks normal.

Via John Cole, we have this: 25 pictures of Mitt Romney looking normal.

Rolling through those pictures, I'm struck with the same thought Cole is: Why would this guy want to be President?  He has enough money to live in a level of comfort that escapes most of our imaginings.  He has a large family that he clearly loves.  When you see him with his grandchildren, you see a really happy man.  I bet he's the sort of granddad who makes corny jokes (look at picture 16) and lets the kids do things that their parents won't but only for a minute and while he hovers near by.

I like the Mitt Romney in those pictures.

But that guy isn't running for President, is he?

R-Money is so desperate, so transparently desperate and phony and shallow that he comes across as profoundly unlikeable.

What in the world is motivating this guy?

Anyone who runs for President is - by definition - a touch of a narcissist or at least an egomaniac.  But why keep doing this to himself?

His dad eventually had the grace to bow out and call the GOP on its incipient foulness that began with Nixon.

What would Mitt Romney be like if he began to pull a Huntsman and started talking about global warming or anything else reality based?  What if he actually decided to defend Romney-care?  Wouldn't that be closer to the happy man in the pictures?

I used to wonder if Romney had a soul to lose.  Now, sadly, I realize that he does.  And that's the worst thing of all.

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