Thursday, February 02, 2012

Mitt Romney: The Republican Gaffe-Matic

Governor Mitt Romney is rapidly becoming his own Joe-Bidenesque gaffe-matic.

1. "I like being able to fire people who provide services to me."

2. "I'm not concerned about the very poor." (And he keeps digging.)

3. Proudly accepts Donald Trump endorsement and sets up a national break-into-the-news-stream TV press event to broadcast it. A press event sure to get lots of coverage because both Romney and Trump will speak at it and is back to back with Romney's "I'm not concerned about the very poor" gaffe. (Romney's big conservative intellectual we-know-best supporters had just finished bashing Trump as a clown and endorser of candidates who attract "the unserious, the unpresidential, the uninformed and the unpalatable".)

Which is why the Democrats no longer need to worry about keeping Vice President Joe Biden on the ticket. Governor Romney "trumps" even him.


MAX Redline said...

Well, to show he cares about the poor, he now favors an indexed minimum wage.

That's worked out really well in Oregon....

T. D. said...

Max, it and lots of other laws to help the poor have hurt them, including the disintegration of the family among the poor--especially among black families.

And as your comment indicates, indexed minimum wage is not a gaffe. It's a fundamental error not only of vision but of practical governance.

Thanks for making that point.