Monday, October 15, 2012

Not your father's Romney

Ouch. This guy slaps Mitt Romney for failing to live up to his Dad. Hard.
A longtime aide to George W. Romney issued a harshly worded critique of Mitt Romney, accusing him of shifting political positions in “erratic and startling ways” and failing to live up to the distinguished record of his father, the former governor of Michigan.

Walter De Vries, who worked for the senior Mr. Romney throughout the 1960s, wrote that Mitt Romney’s bid for the White House was “a far cry from the kind of campaign and conduct, as a public servant, I saw during the seven years I worked in George Romney’s campaigns and served him as governor.”

“While it seems that Mitt would say and do anything to close a deal – or an election,” he wrote, “George Romney’s strength as a politician and public officeholder was his ability and determination to develop and hold consistent policy positions over his life.”
Mr. De Vries’s 700-word "stinging assessment" available in full at the link. Going to hurt because it's true. Pass it on, wide and far.

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Blogger Mule Breath said...

Stories like this have been coming out of the woodwork. This is perhaps from a source with better insight than others, but there have been several others. The story will spread and it will have some effect, but for those too far poisoned by their own bias this will make no difference at all. How we ever got this polarized I will never understand, but for that very large segment of our population already drowned in the baptismal pool, they would vote for a slime mold culture before they voted for a black man or a Democrat.

10:59:00 PM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

Sadly true but one lives in hope that it will reach enough of the less informed to make a difference. If it doesn't, well, at least we've archived the deception for future historians.

11:06:00 PM  
Blogger Capt. Fogg said...

" they would vote for a slime mold culture"

As has been demonstrated! But we've been polarized since the beginning and the Civil War did little to unite us. Maybe the only time we ever had a sense of community was when we perceived a common and foreign enemy. Now of course the enemy is us, as Pogo once said and as we go for each others' throats and the promoters and gamblers make money while we bleed.

10:10:00 AM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

Sometimes I get so tired of it all.

12:30:00 PM  

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