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Mass Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-30-11 01:02 PM
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Romney's Reading Response

Romney's Reading Response
Published Nov 30 2011, 11:05 AM by David S. Bernstein 1
You know how sometimes you forget that certain programmed things need updating? That your voice mail message has your old job title, or your email signature macro has your old fax number?

I think somebody who's responsible for programming Mitt Romney forgot that you need to periodically update the canned answer to "what books have you read recently."

Last night, being interviewed by Bret Baier on FOX News, Romney responded to that input variable with an answer that seemed genuine and plausibly human: that he's currently reading a "fun book," but the last serious book he read was President George W. Bush's memoir, Decision Points.

That was, however, almost the exact same answer he gave a full six months ago, when interviewed in late May for an interview that aired on NBC's Today Show, except that in that interview he remembered to name the fun book. (Misname it, actually; he called it Rule of Nines; it is actually Law of Nines.)

Maybe he's just a really, really slow reader. Or maybe he's so afraid of adding to his "flip-flop" reputation that he won't even change the book he's reading.

But probably it's just another example of Romney's real problem: inauthenticity. You can never feel like he's just giving you an honest answer. He has carefully crafted, tested responses to everything -- even something intended to give a peek into the candidate's authentic, personal side, like what he's reading.

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Pacifist Patriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-30-11 01:30 PM
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1. Or maybe like anyone else who's tried to read it....
He keeps either falling asleep or vomiting every third word.
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ProSense Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-30-11 02:28 PM
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2. That's hilarious. Mitt is
having a hard time.

TPM Mitt Romney Complains About Being Taken Out Of Context


Mitt Romney complained in his FOX News interview that some of his alleged flip flops are actually based on misleadingly edited quotes.

And theres no question, but that people are going to take snippets and take things out of context and try and show that there are differences, he said.

Certainly thats been true in some cases. But, as the DNC points out, Romneys campaign did exactly the same thing to Obama in spectacular fashion last week by running an ad that edited a clip of the president quoting from a McCain strategist to make it appear it was Obamas own words. Romneys camp defended the spot vociferously. So, in theory at least, out-of-context quotes are fair game, no?

Another flip flop.


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aint_no_life_nowhere Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-30-11 02:55 PM
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3. Mitt Romney is a wind-up doll
like the old "chatty cathy". He's only been programmed to say certain things no matter how many times you turn the key.
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