Maybe Mitt Romney was scared that the campaign had gone all foreign policy-oriented because of that anti-Arab internet video that he secretly was yearning for some other video to change the dynamics of the campaign.
But the video he had in mind was something like the polished one he did that aired this morning on “Live with Kelly and Michael.”
At one point on this tape, Romney responded to a question about his ability, or lack thereof, of being empathetic with the American people.
On tape, Romney is like his hair. Perfect. He brings up being pastor of his church. And then he mentions his wife’s MS, implying how it shows his compassion. Ann talked earlier about Mitt’s “good heart.”
That’s the Romney message.
Instead Romney has to deal with that “other tape,” the “47 percent” tape secretly recorded at a $50,000 a plate fundraiser in Boca Raton. It’s got the political class buzzing. And you should be buzzing about it too.
It shows the real Romney as he dishes the high rollers some GOP red-meat.
Said Romney on THAT tape:
“There are 47 percent of the people who will vote for the president no matter what. All right, there are 47 percent who are with him, who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe the government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you-name-it. That that’s an entitlement. And the government should give it to them. And they will vote for this president no matter what…These are people who pay no income tax.”
Did he just throw more than half the American public under the food truck?
Later in California yesterday after Romney’s 47 percent comments were leaked, Romney appeared with hairs out-of-place, at a media opportunity where he tried to explain the remarks away saying he was just “speaking off the cuff.”
Sort of like Clint Eastwood at the RNC?
Romney didn’t apologize but clarified that he was showing the difference between those who want a “government centered society” vs. the one he wants –”a free enterprise, free individual society, where people pursuing their dreams are able to employ one another, build enterprises, build the strongest economy in the world.”
The tape really is Romney.
Romney is the guy who says no to you at the bank.
He’s the guy who gets his by living off others’ misery.
He’s the guy who makes conservatives yearn for a Bush. Any Bush. For cover.
What should be abundantly clear by now is that Romney’s perfect for a private corporation.
Just not for a United States that’s struggling to get back on its feet.
This is the man who wants to be the nation’s top public servant?
At one point in the secret tape, he attempts to show humor as he mentions his father being born to American parents in Mexico:
“Had he been born of Mexican parents I’d have a better chance of winning this, but he was not,” Romney said.
Too bad. Then Democrats could be birthers too.
Romney finished off wistfully, saying “It would be helful to be Latino.”
Maybe. But then as the polls show, he would probably be voting for Obama.