Posts tagged "Mitt Romney"

Election 2012: Do YOU have a motorcade parked in your backyard?

Today will be an intense day. I dropped my son off at daycare for the first time. It’s Election Day. I’ve only had 3 and a half hours of sleep and I’ve already drank two lattes. I’m wondering about the germs in the daycare and whether I should get the social security numbers of the... Read more »

Election 2012: There is only one question to consider...

Election 2012:  There is only one question to consider...
What strikes me most about the presidential election season of 2012 is how relatively civil it has been. Yes, there have been controversies over taxes, embassy bombings, Big Bird, the humane treatment of animals, and NPR.  Yet, all things being considered, with the exception of the man-fight that almost took place during the second presidential... Read more »

Five Predictions for the Last Presidential Debate on Foreign Policy

Five Predictions for the Last Presidential Debate on Foreign Policy
            For those who plan on skipping tonight’s last and final presidential debate, here is what you will miss: 1.)  Sydney Poitier meets Carey Grant Depending on your party affiliation or proclivity to watch WWF wrestling, the intensity of last week’s debate may not have sat well with you.   While... Read more »
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Is Mitt Romney Nuts? It’s an honest question…

Is Mitt Romney Nuts?   It’s an honest question…
Here’s the thing.  I started out (somewhat) liking Mitt Romney.  Not enough to vote for him but enough to think that the world wouldn’t come to a nuclear end if he was elected.  At first glance, I, like many others felt that he was smart enough and moderate enough (with just enough grey hair) to... Read more »

Hopes, expectations, and dreams for the presidential debates: How to care about future and take shots at the same time.

Hopes, expectations, and dreams for the presidential debates: How to care about future and take shots at the same time.
Tonight we will see the heavily anticipated first presidential debate between President Barack Obama and his challenger, Willard “Mitt” Romney.  To be honest, though I will be looking at the debate over a plate of hot wings and a shot of tequila, I’m not exactly sure of what I am looking for or expecting to... Read more »

What's wrong with Mitt? Mormons, Technocrats, and why only the Real Housewives can save us!

Don't get me wrong. I'm a card-carrying, blue-blooded, third-world loving Democrat. I buy homeless people coffee, I believe in "global warming" and not "climate change" and I wept real tears when Ted Kennedy died. Not to mention....I'm Black! Yet, I'm about to ask the question that most democrats are wondering but afraid to ask... What's wrong with Mitt Romney and why does the Republican Party apparently think that he is the devil? the anti-christ? the ABSOLUTE WORST CANDIDATE to face Barack Obama in the 2012 Presidential election? I just don't get it...
  • He looks presidential...in that middle-aged white man sort of way.
  • He is rich.
  • He uses the words, "Ronald", "Reagan", "Tea" and "Freedom".
...Not to mention that he was a governor and a successful businessman. Yet over the past months we have seen the relative implosion of several  "front-runners" within the Republican primary, which caused me to ponder the basis for the apparent "Anyone but Romney" position that the party has seemed to take.  Is he unelectable in the general election? Is it really because he isn't conservative enough?  Is it because he is a Mormon? Or is it because everyone has been waiting with baited breath for the resurgence of..."The Newt"? I would argue that the answer is none of the above. The fact of the matter is, time and time again, no matter how much we hate it about ourselves as a country - most of us do not like, support, or vote for people who do not remind us of ourselves.   We will vote for a rich guy as long as we can imagine sitting next to him at church.  We will vote him in twice if we can imagine having a beer with him. So join me and let's figure out what the Republican National Party apparently already knows - why Mitt Romney will apparently take the "America" out of the U.S.A...
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