Mitt Romney has a problem connecting with ‘real’ people.
He’s been chosen to represent the Republican Party, having tied up the delegates a couple of weeks ago in Texas. Now he’s finding it difficult to change his strategy — and his message. He thinks he can do that with an Etch-a-Sketch.
But, the nominee of the Republican Party is still having difficulty convincing people of his sincerity despite being the presumptive nominee for several months.
Even to his own party — a party that has been slow to rally behind their newly nominated candidate — struggles with Mitt.
Why can’t the successful businessman gain traction?
Maybe, it’s because no one’s sure which Mitt they’re going to get.
Romney has flip-flopped more times, on more issues, than voters can count. He’s changed positions on women’s issues — abortion and Planned Parenthood. He’s changed positions on gay rights. On healthcare. He wanted the auto industry to fail and now tries to take credit for saving it. And poor women must work to support their children while rich women are depicted as saints for staying home with theirs.
The Romney’s feel that Ann’s situation is far more admirable than Hillary Rosen’s.
They lack the empathy required of a President and a First Lady.
Yesterday Romney was a moderate Governor — then during the primary he anointed himself a severely conservative Governor trying to be further right than Rick Santorum. And tomorrow?
Tomorrow he’s going to create 500,000 jobs, but the next day his alignment with the ‘marvelous’ Paul Ryan Budget will displace 1.2 million hard working Americans. C’mon Mitt!
Yesterday he was going to veto the Dream Act. In the wake of Obama’s humane immigration resolution, he’s suddenly going to create a long term solution to solve our immigration problems.
Connecting with people? Romney feels your pain — like he feels the pain of Latinos — while advocating the elimination of programs that help ease painful desperation. He understands everyone’s economic struggle, but his plan transfers more hard-earned money from the poor to his friends; friends that own nascar racing teams and football teams — the 1%.
He’s not worried about the poor because they have a safety net — one that his policies will rip to shreds.
So, who is the ‘real’ Mitt Romeny?
He’s a vacuous vessel of privilege unable to compliment baked goods or recognize a simple doughnut, jokes about being unemployed with those that have felt the pangs of unemployment, and tells people to borrow money from their parents or family to go to school or start a business like he did. He’s out of touch with ‘real’ America and proves it — everyday.
His gaffes are classics, emphasizing just how little he understands.
Clearly, he doesn’t understand the struggles of teachers, policemen, and firefighters or that their services are the product of government; community governments that need assistance from the federal government. When any of them lose their job it’s a job lost and effects the community they serve.
He speaks in generalities and avoids specifics, dodges talking about his own healthcare plan as if it were the plague, and hides from his record as Governor of Massachusetts afraid the facts will expose his ‘real’ record. Was Massachusetts worse off when he left office than when he got there?
Based on his stated desire to return to the policies that got us into this mess he shows a lack of understanding of our country’s economic problems or how to fix them.
Nor does he seem to understand the distinction between venture and vulture capitalism or the difference between ‘true’ and predatory capitalism.
His policies and endorsement of the Ryan Budget would further erode the fragile economy and the middle-class and plunge more Americans into poverty.
Romney believes, as his spokesperson, Eric Fehrnstrom, intimated, that he can shake an Etch-A-Sketch and suddenly become a moderate for the general election expecting people to forget his push to the extreme right during the primaries.
Mitt is incapable of crossing the Rubicon. His insincerity is borne of privilege and he has never, nor will he ever acquire the compassion or humility to serve the people of this free country.
His inability to connect with all Americans has an enormous effect on his ability to govern.
But, the most deleterious aspect of his multiple personalities is his persistent lies.
Can we really afford to elect someone who wants to return us to the Bush failures of the past — or even worse?
Can we afford a vacillator with no conviction? Not if we want to survive.
Voting for Mitt Romney would be a big mistake. Electing him would be tantamount to committing suicide!