Thursday, September 13, 2012

The Moment Romney Lost the Election

I feel now like we'll all be able to look back on the attacks on US Embassies in Libya and Egypt as the moment that Mitt Romney lost the election. He just couldn't wait to turn the whole situation to his political advantage and came out looking bumbling, inexperienced, and ill-prepared at best. He also looked like a monstrous opportunist. This was a severe miscalculation on Romney's part, and I hope there are a lot of people out there looking at this and thinking "That's right, he's not really a politician. He has zero foreign policy experience and apparently doesn't have the aptitude for it. He didn't even mention the troops or the war in Afghanistan when he accepted the nomination."

Romney's made a lot of mistakes--Paul Ryan, his repeated lies, his ridiculous attempts to paint himself as one of the common people when he clearly loathes us. But this mistake will go down as the biggest of his long, long, fucking interminable campaign. Hosting an Olympics and hiding money overseas is not foreign policy experience, Mittwit. Neither is hiding in a French castle so you don't have to go fight in Vietnam. Congratulations: you're no longer running against the guy who isn't fixing the economy fast enough. You're running against the guy who captured and killed Osama bin Laden and helped finally take down Gaddafi. You don't know foreign policy. You don't have a clue. And it's your own fault. I love it when idiots and assholes take themselves down with their own stupidity.

Stop talking about foreign relations and stick to what you know best: tax evasion.


Roger Owen Green said...

The odd thing is that he didn't come off as such an, well, ASSHOLE in 2008. Of course, he also lost the nomination in 2008. So he decided to recreate himself as a Tea Party reactionary. This is why he lies so poorly - he's at war with himself. His debate with his own campaign after his Meet the Press appearance over Obamacare/Romneycare is a perfect example.

GarrettCRW said...

It's also a sign that, in order to get the Republican nomination for President, you need to be the biggest asshole they can find while still sort of appearing like he's not.