Thread: “Mitt the Twit.”
July 27th, 2012, 11:28 PM #1
“Mitt the Twit.”
Afterward, the campaign said that Mr. Romney had misspoken because he was tired and jet-lagged. “Even the Energizer Bunny needs new batteries once in a while,” said an adviser, speaking on the condition of anonymity to discuss a delicate topic.
I had to roll up my pants on that one !!!!!
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Last edited by pickel; July 27th, 2012 at 11:54 PM.
July 28th, 2012, 10:33 PM #2
Sounds like the trip was a disaster for Romney.
If you can't deal with the British, how are you going to deal with North Korea or Iran or any other nation?
July 29th, 2012, 05:40 PM #3
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He's a wazzock:In Britain, at least, Romney’s ungracious remarks and his apparent obliviousness to how they would be taken have turned him into a laughing stock. In its Friday edition, the Sun, Britain’s best-selling newspaper, labelled him “Mitt the Twit.” It may not be entirely coincidental that the Sun is owned by Rupert Murdoch, who has recently been busy denouncing Romney on Twitter. But other British papers have been equally critical of Romney, including the conservative ones that are apt to be sympathetic to Republicans. A columnist at the Daily Telegraph—a.k.a. The Torygraph—called him a “wazzock,” a term of abuse that I hadn’t heard since my childhood in Leeds, West Yorkshire.
According to some accounts, a wazzock, in the original usage, was a bull’s penis. When I was young, it was used to describe a hapless idiot who blunders around doing and saying things he or she shouldn’t. Wazzocks don’t necessarily have bad intentions, but they tend to bring trouble to themselves and others. Romney, for all his business success and Harvard degrees, sometimes seems to fit the description. Clearly, he didn’t mean to insult his British hosts when he sat down with Brian Williams on Wednesday. But didn’t he think about how his words would be taken?
Evidently not. The whole thing is another reminder of why the Romney campaign keeps such tight reins on the candidate. Despite his four years in elected office in Massachusetts and his experience in two Presidential campaigns, he still lacks the political antennae of a lifelong politician. The true pol is a master of what game theorists refer to as “backward induction.” Before doing or saying anything, a filtering mechanism in his (or her) brain looks ahead and figures out how it is going to look in tomorrow’s newspapers. For somebody like John Boehner or Chuck Schumer, it no longer takes any conscious effort. The filtering mechanism works automatically, ensuring that the voice box serves up nothing but pablum and political attack lines.
Romney just doesn’t have this self-preservation instinct.In judging a two-person singing contest, never award the prize to the second soprano having heard only the first.
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July 29th, 2012, 06:14 PM #4
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