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The Measure of Success

January 11, 2012 Leave a comment Go to comments

Here’s Mitt Romney talking with Matt Lauer on NBC’s Today Show this morning. You’ve probably seen the clip already. If not, check it out.

What with all my criticisms of Obama, you may have gotten the wrong impression that my failure to comment on Romney might mean I like the guy. In fact, I despise him. I’m having trouble remembering which Republican presidential candidate I’ve despised more. But maybe I’m just forgetting how I felt about McCain three years ago or Bush seven years ago, or good old Dick Nixon.

What’s so troubling about Romney is how comfortable he is about lying. There’s the foreign policy lie, the one about Obama apologizing for America. And the domestic lie, about Obama hating Wall Street. For someone who hates Wall Street, Obama has the odd habit of filling the White House and Cabinet with its members.

And now we see Romney so eager to attack Obama for hating Wall Street that he spouts utter nonsense. Or worse. Listen to Romney at the 38-second mark, explaining that “those people who’ve been most successful will be in the one percent.” Here he is equating success with money. Simple as that. If you don’t have money, you’re a loser. Well, okay, I shouldn’t put words in his mouth. But then, I don’t have to. What he says is more incredible than anything I would have dreamed of putting in his mouth.

Yet, millions of people whom he has called losers will vote for him. Unbelievable.

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