Keep It Up, Mittens
I cannot tell you if I would like for Mitt Romney to keep talking, or if I want him to shut his pie hole.
So here’s how it went. There was this movie put on YouTube that nobody seems to know what the name of it is. It was a movie that said bad things about Islam. So in a lot of countries where they have Islam-my people, the people were getting nasty. So the U.S. embassy in Libya issued a statement about the film that was going for kum-by-yah. Then, a bunch of assholes attacked the U.S. embassy in Libya and an envoy and some other Americans were killed.
So Mitt Romney got up and said that, clearly, this means Obama is sympathetic to the people who launched this vicious attack.
I’d like him to keep talking because the more he keeps talking the more clear it is that he is an incompetent, disingenuous boob. And, the more it makes President Obama look like the cool cucumber in the room.
However. It is sometimes fun to fantasize.
Wouldn’t it be more interesting if the Republican in the race actually offered a measured, intelligent response? If he said something along the lines of, “this is a difficult time for the dead and their families and of course we will support the President and pray he will act wisely in this time of crisis?”
Isn’t one of your goals as a presidential candidate to actually appear to be presidential?
That’s how Barack Obama became POTUS. Have you ever heard the story? Watch Frontline when they cover the bank bailouts.
Remember when John McCain “suspended his campaign” and called an emergency meeting at the White House? Do you know who the guy was in the room who was on top of things, knew his stuff, and spoke authoritatively about the crisis?
Do you know which guy in the room fumbled with his note cards, farted, and said “Gleep gleep?”
Winning the Presidency is not solely by giving the President titty-twisters. It is useful to, from time to time, actually appear to be President-like.
I am less and less nervous about 2012 all the time.