Mitt Romney's Troubling Pattern
Every political candidate commits a gaffe from time to time. It becomes a major cause for concern when a pattern sets in that creates a negative image with voters. That's what is happening with
This disquisition on nearly half of our citizenry dovetails conspicuously with Romney's cartoon image as a rich businessman who has little idea of how that other half manages to survive. From his offer during a primary debate to make a friendly wager of
Bizarrely, it's all like a flashback to the failed 1968 presidential campaign of his late father, the likeable but uncertain Gov.
In a hapless observation on a
He went on, digging himself a deeper hole: "And since returning from
In those few words,
I know I stood ahead of all until I went and dropped the ball
By talking too much.
I tried so hard to satisfy the press' request to clarify
And then I went out into the cold to try to get a little vote or two.
I had to go and spoil it all by saying somethin' stupid
Like "I'm brainwashed."
The ridicule from the opposing Democrats was merciless, capped off by rival 1968 presidential hopeful Sen.
This pattern of self-immolation knows no partisanship. Democrat
Nearly a quarter of a century later,
With barely more than six weeks to go to
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