Monday, February 27, 2012

Sheepish Romney

It is impossible to imagine this fool beating the Obama/Media/Union machine.Link

Mitt Romney's big economic speech in Detroit on Friday could hardly have gone more awry.

First, the venue, Ford Field, home of the Lions, seats 65,000, but Romney managed to draw just 1,200. That was too many for the first venue the campaign had picked, but in the cavernous stadium, the crowd -- despite the campaign's strenuous efforts to position it more favorably -- looked pathetically puny. As a metaphor for the lack of grassroots enthusiasm Romney attracts, the scene was irresistible.

As if that weren't bad enough, Romney then veered off script -- disastrously.

"I drive a Mustang and a Chevy pickup truck," he observed, meditating on the virtues of Detroit-made cars. "Ann drives a couple of Cadillacs, actually."

Nothing wrong with loving American automobiles, but the casual reference to more than one luxury vehicle was beyond tone-deaf. The reaction, on social media and elsewhere, was an immediate eruption of schadenfreude from liberals and anti-Romney conservatives alike.


Blair said...

Please God let there be a brokered convention. Or failing that, please God at least let Newt come back. Sigh.

Anonymous said...

Smell that desperation. Maybe Palin should enter the race. She's so electable and all.

Blair said...

Anonymous - be careful what you wish for. I think she's a helluva lot more electable than the current field.

WAKE UP said...

Romney is unelectable, no matter what.

The Veteran said...

I said it earlier and I repeat. Newt and Mitt are walking train wrecks.

Paul was never a realistic option and that leaves Santorum ... Catholic (but with ties to the evangelical Right); conservative; blue collar creds.

Long way to go and I don't dismiss entirely the possibility of a dark horse candidate although the further the Primary season goes on the less likely this becomes.

Blair's brokered convention is a distinct possibility.


Yes, Romney would be so baaaad!
Let's have the Republicans deliver their Newt-ron bomb!
Gingrich has so much fight in him.
He can take on the MSM as well as the Obamination.