Romney: That most impolitic of politicians

Okay, so maybe Romney was largely talking out of his ass, but I agree with the general point that we have created an entitlement society that even include a healthy percentage of Tea Party members. Sadly, at least for the GOP, Romney does not have the intellect (or the rhetorical acumen) to make his point.

David Brooks at the Times sums it up nicely.

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?

via Thurston Howell Romney – NYTimes.com.

  • Alyssa Eppich

    I am one of those Romney is after, Randy. After working as a child model and actress beginning in 1966, I went just two years without working at all and that was in boarding school and then after I had my daughter. As you know, I had heart surgery this last year to correct a problem with which I was born. Because of my thyroid problems, and now, diabetes (contracted because of certain meds I’m on) I have free coverage at two local hospitals because I did not qualify for SSDD. My husband makes less then $40,000.00/year, and so, as a result, we pay no income tax. I am one of those Romney wants to stomp. None of the condition I am in was caused by me-it has simply been an act of God. If my body handled stress better then it does, I would be out there working as I have since 1965, but it just cannot handle it. Think of me when the temptation to allow people in my condition to just die off comes up. My own father and his wife are conservative Republicans, and although they back Obama’s health care program, the two good Christians believe that a proper health care system cannot be maintained without letting some-like me-die off. There must be a better way. Harrummmmpffff!