Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Incompetence Revealed

The revelations in the last couple of days that further reveal Mitt Romney's character have been eye-opening. David Brooks wrote a very intelligent Op-Ed piece in the Times this morning. There are a lot of things that Brooks says here that all of us will agree and disagree on from very different viewpoints. That is what makes it such a compelling read. PLEASE take the time to read this article.

I think you will see what I mean by his summation in the last two paragraphs:
Sure, there are some government programs that cultivate patterns of dependency in some people. I’d put federal disability payments and unemployment insurance in this category. But, as a description of America today, Romney’s comment is a country-club fantasy. It’s what self-satisfied millionaires say to each other. It reinforces every negative view people have about Romney. 
Personally, I think he’s a kind, decent man who says stupid things because he is pretending to be something he is not — some sort of cartoonish government-hater. But it scarcely matters. He’s running a depressingly inept presidential campaign. Mr. Romney, your entitlement reform ideas are essential, but when will the incompetence stop?

A link to the entire article.

Republicans are so fond of writing about Obama's so-called incompetence. Surely Romney's "shoot now, aim later" statements on the day of the Libya tragedy points to Romney's own lack of ability in handling a crisis. Add to that the 47% rants and you have to question what kind of president this guy will make.

Today's Romney Tapes are a further example of a man who can't be trusted to this job. Here he blabbers away to a group of wealthy donors that Palestinians don't want peace, that a two state solution is an impossibility. While that kind of bluster may sound great for cocktail party conversation or at your neighborhood bar, it certainly is not something a presidential "hopeful" should be spouting off at a fundraising dinner. These are words that can seriously compromise sensitive negotiations, ideas that need to be held close to your vest. If Mitt were to become president, these would be factors that could dictate the outcome of a Middle East settlement. Once again, Romney comes off as very Un-Presidential, perhaps even dangerous.

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