Romney the Unlikeable


Not just talk. Not just oratory.


John Podhoretz is a conservative writer at the New York Post who has, not infrequently, been very critical of Mitt Romney.


Having looked over Romney’s latest release of tax returns, though, he concludes that “Mitt Romney is an extraordinarily, remarkably, astonishingly generous man. A good man. Maybe even a great man.  That is all. There is no ‘but.’ Anyone who says otherwise is ignorant, stupid or a liar.”


I wish that those — and there seem to be many of them — who regard Mitt Romney as a cold, unfeeling, arrogant, selfish elitist, a greedy rich man, were aware of such things.


Polls consistently show that Governor Romney ranks low in “likeability.”  This is probably the factor that keeps Barack Obama in the race, despite the miserable state of the American economy, despite his link with unpopular policies such as Obamacare, and despite his manifestly inadequate foreign policy.  Yet Mitt Romney may well be, by a considerable distance, the most service-oriented, charitable, generous person ever to have run for the presidency of the United States.


If you think, as I do, that this fact should be known by more Americans, please pass the John Podhoretz link on to others.



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  • Dermfellow

    The current situation cannot go on, as it is unsustainable. Likability is not the issue. I want competent. I want a fix-it specialist with the know-how. I have no idea if I’d enjoy hanging out with Mitt. But I sure would like to see him hanging out in the White House. And one thing I’ve noticed: those who’ve hired Romney to do a job see that job get done. That is more than good enough.