Mitt Romney has been resurrected. After losing in a humiliating manner in the 2012 presidential race, he rightly shuffled off the political stage and laid low for a while. Now he’s back, casting himself in the role of Republican attack dog, saying the things about Hillary Clinton that this year’s GOP candidates don’t want to say. The results are enough to destroy irony meters on Mars.
“Somehow, though, when you see her on a stage or when she comes into a room full of people, she is smiling with her mouth, but her eyes are saying, ‘Where’s my latte?’”
Uh. Okay. What is that even supposed to mean?
“How can she get up there and sell a populist message when she makes in one hour a multiple of what the average American will make in a year?”
The man who said that is worth about $250 million and pays a lower percentage of it in taxes than the average teacher or fireman making $50,000 a year. And yet he tried to pose as a populist in 2012, as a champion of Joe Six-Pack, blah blah blah.
“I’m sure she’ll become more effective as time goes on. But at this stage, what does she really believe? I think people wonder can they really trust Hillary Clinton?”
I agree with him on that. I don’t think Hillary believes much of anything. I think she’s a lot like Romney, actually, in that the one thing she truly believes and would never compromise is her belief that she should be president. For for crying out loud, Mitt fucking Romney is saying this? We’ve never had a less authentic candidate for office. There isn’t a single position he took that didn’t contradict an earlier position he’d taken. Sometimes he’d flip flopped on his flip flops and ended up back at his original position.
Have we ever had a political candidate at this level so lacking in self-awareness as Mitt Romney?