There’s been all this bitching by people in the conservative media about how bad a candidate Romneybot has been. But I think they’re missing a larger point. Yes this is a person that appears to be bereft of a moral core. Not only has he been on every side of every issue (health care reform, women’s health, the war on terror, climate change, etc) but he also expects us to take him seriously. To say nothing of the fact that he’s apparently lived such a sheltered life that he seems incapable of interacting with us humans.
Need to ingratiate yourself to people of Michigan, talk about the how the trees are just the right height. Want to drum up support with southern folk, just talk about how you know lots of Nascar owners. Want Black people to like you, start singing “Who Let the Dogs Out.” Its so painful watching his android mind try and make sense of us. Its like he defies parody. What was I talking about again?
Ah yes, he is in fact, a terrible candidate. And I’ve been enjoying the schadenfreude but the real problem isn’t the campaign he’s running but the actual ideology itself. Take away what passes for glitz and glamour and speeches lionizing job creators and what do you have? It basically boils down to voodoo economics (maybe I was Bush 41’s speech writer), an even more lax regulatory structure, and a really hawkish foreign policy. Americans, as ill-informed as we are, don’t want to shred what’s left of the social safety net. And if we were, we wouldn’t trade it for further tax breaks on the 1% and corporations. Similarly, we have no stomach for adding Iran and Syria to the wars we’re already waging across the globe.
To paraphrase my favorite political consultant from the Dagobah system, That is why he fails.
In my humble non-blog like opinion of course.
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