Response to peace frog (Original post)
Sun Dec 23, 2012, 12:38 PM
freshwest (53,651 posts)
9. I agree with Tagg. I don't think he wanted to run either.
Tagg'a assessment is the same one I came to in the last weeks of the campaign, that his father is private person who operates best around his family and friends, as he is not strong enough to work with strangers. He seemed a boy playing a role, looking for the approval of a parental figure to escape punishment. Obama is not like that at all, his is able to face his enemies and keep his sense of self and his ideals intact - he looks to the end of the game.
I think Mittens wanted to be president as much as Prince Charles wants to be the King of England. Both were just born to the job by religion and family tradition, but would rather be enjoying the quiet life. It seems miserable to me, what some people are put through. I don't think he intended to act as president or a leader, except by title, without being told what to do by the Koches or other players. I think this was the plan by his very wealthy backers:
All we have to do is replace Obama. ... We are not auditioning for fearless leader. We don't need a president to tell us in what direction to go. We know what direction to go. We want the Ryan budget. ... We just need a president to sign this stuff. We don't need someone to think it up or design it. The leadership now for the modern conservative movement for the next 20 years will be coming out of the House and the Senate.
Pick a Republican with enough working digits to handle a pen to become president of the United States. This is a change for Republicans: the House and Senate doing the work with the president signing bills. His job is to be captain of the team, to sign the legislation that has already been prepared.
~ Grover Nordquist
The entire thing was an exercise in keeping up appearances to those he regarded as benefactors, whose approval he wanted to keep. When a person travels in those circles, it can be very profitable no matter what the outcome and being excluded from that society is cold.
In the end, I feel sorry for the inner child that I saw exposed by Mittens. Or maybe I just feel sorry for almost everyone, I don't know. I don't feel sorry for Obama, because he is a mature man not looking or needing approval for himself, but wants to see his ideals come true. He's not unsure of himself personally, and no matter how the election came out, I knew he'd be alright.
I felt a lack of confidence covered with bluster from Romney, and I saw pain under that. His family was tortured along with him as he was making a fool of himself in that last debate.
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I agree with Tagg. I don't think he wanted to run either.
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