Raining up here on California’s northern coast this morning, but unlike Babbling Brook Benton, I don’t feel like it’s raining all over the world.
Mitt Romney might, however.
Watching this wealthy nut-ball roll across the political landscape, I think Romney is actually running not to win — he’s in this thing just for the trip itself, going well beyond the old adage that ‘getting there is half the fun,’ because in this particular case, it’s all the fun — and he doesn’t have to govern.
All the fun without the worries and hassle.
Only a real sleazeball-liar could pull this off, but I think he’s up to it, though.
(Illustration found here).
Despite all the bad shit for Romney last week — really only a partial week because the shit didn’t hit the fan until Wednesday when he was booed by the NAACP crowd for being a white-laced, arrogant asshole — and it took off from there to the Bain blow-out and on to five TV interviews to just being stupid.
He’s in an uphill battle.
David Frum at CNN hits the problem with a big hammer: Romney’s core problem is this: He heads a party that must win two-thirds of the white working-class vote in presidential elections to compensate for its weakness in almost every demographic category. The white working class is the most pessimistic and alienated group in the electorate, and it especially fears and dislikes the kind of financial methods that gained Romney his fortune.
And he is indeed rich and he knows it — even spelling it out blubbering at a fundraiser Monday night in Mississippi, noting the hired help:
â€œI know that people in this room are probably doing relatively well, relative to folks across this country.
But not everyone in America is doing so well right now, itâ€™s tough being middle class in America right now.
The waiters and waitresses that come in and out of this room and offer us refreshments, theyâ€™re not having a good year.
The people of the middle class of America are really struggling.
And theyâ€™re struggling I think in a way because theyâ€™re surprised because when they voted for Barack Obamaâ€¦he promised them that things were going to get a heck a lot of better.
He promised hope and change and theyâ€™re still waiting.”
Funny this, the wait people ‘waiting‘ — most folks in the food service industry sure wouldn’t call themselves middle class, not on the wages they don’t get (I know from experience, food service is one hard-ass, low-paying occupation).
In all the outcry this past week from all walks of political life, maybe the GOP will dump Mitt at the convention.
Richard Metzger at Dangerous MindsÂ contemplates the prospect.
A snip or two:
The man is an excruciating embarrassment as a candidate.
Mittâ€™s a self-parody who jumped the shark before he even became the official nominee!
What a â€œDebbie Downerâ€ on the GOP morale he must be!
Itâ€™s hard to keep rooting for the home team when the quarterback is such a witless plonker, isnâ€™t it?
The GOP is terrific at getting the vote out, but will the faithful line-up to vote for a tax-dodging plutocrat with Cayman Island bank accounts like Mitt Romney?
If you know, for sure, that your vote will count for nothing, would you even bother making the effort to vote?
If the very act of voting is perceived as a waste of time?
What if itâ€™s a little rainy that day?
Can even a superior ground game on election day (the GOP always has a better ground game, alwaysâ€”itâ€™s a lot easier when your base voters are easily-herded, authoritarian-loving sheeple) make a difference with Mittens?
It will be interesting to see.
My gut tells me there will be lower GOP turnout this year than in 2008.
Not that much lower, but lower, crucially lower.
Mittens looks like a sad, ineffectual â€œRichie Richâ€ who just had his pants pulled down in front of the entire class and then a plate of school lunch spaghetti dumped over his head (Karmaâ€™s a bitch, Thurston!).
Romney seems undignified, unsure and weak.
Heâ€™s (quite obviously) the worst candidate one of the two parties has nominated since hapless Democrat Michael Dukakis back in 1988.
THIS bungling sacrificial lamb in khakis is the best candidate all of that sweet, sweet Republican money can buy? Mitt Romney?
And the best part of it will be the batshit crazy reichwing reaction everyone is bracing for after Romney is crushed in a landslide defeat.
How long will it take until after the vote is in before a crazed sheriff from Arizona or a freakish fuck like Rick Scott of Florida is shooting his mouth off on Fox News about election fraud and thatâ€™s the next new dumb dumbly dum-dum thing weâ€™ll have to listen to until 2016???
Mitt’s a lying-loser — we just hope the wad of US peoples understand the concept.