Sun Jul 29, 2012, 01:11 PM
highplainsdem (13,000 posts)
Michael Tomasky, Newsweek: Mitt Romney: A Candidate With a Serious Wimp Problem
In some respects, he’s more weenie than wimp—socially inept; at times awkwardy ingratiating, at other times mocking those “below” him, but almost always getting the situation a little wrong, and never in a sympathetic way. The evidence resonates across too many years to deny. What kind of teenager beats up on the misfit, sissy kid, pinning him down and violently cutting his hair with a pair of school scissors—the incident from Romney’s youth that The Washington Post famously reported (and Romney famously didn’t really deny) back in May? The behavior extends, through more sedate means, into adulthood. The Salt Lake Olympics remains his greatest triumph, for which he wins deserved praise. But to many of those in the know, Romney placed a heavy asterisk next to his name by attacking the men he replaced on the Olympic Committee, smearing them in his book, even after a court threw out all the corruption charges against them.
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Sun Jul 29, 2012, 01:26 PM
BeyondGeography (29,047 posts)
2. Well worth reading
Romney is indeed trying to sneak into the WH through a side door and will have to, despite his best efforts, still walk through fire to get there. He will fail, there's nothing in his background and behavior to suggest otherwise.