I actually feel bad for the man. Much like the replacement NFL referees, here is a man utterly and completely out of his league. It wasn’t that the videotaped comments were so much incorrect, as he staunchly stood by his statements; it’s that he is out of touch with both his constituents and the electorate as a whole.

Mitt Romney wants to be your king. Not your president…your king. Monarchy. That’s what he aspires too and that’s what he is suited for. Wealthy, entitled, privileged…all the earmarks of Monarchy.

The problem is Monarchy doesn’t flow too well with the Republican doctrine (think small government) and for those independents and third partiers whose votes may still be up for grabs.  I’m pretty sure the statement that “my job is not to worry about those people. I’ll never convince them they should take personal responsibility and care for their lives…” will not resonate with those folks. It’s demeaning and divisive. It’s a peek into the psyche of a man out of touch with the majority of the people in this country who live paycheck-to-paycheck.

That Romney so far has conducted a disastrous campaign on just about every level leads one to the logical assumption that if he can’t avoid a train wreck leading up to his presidency, that the actual presidency won’t fare much better.

And it’s a telling insight into the man himself. Yes, there are cold, dispassionate realities to every campaign and yes, there must be a calculated pandering to these realities. I just don’t see Bill Clinton or Barack Obama making this kind of off-the-cuff statement. I don’t believe it’s who those men are as human beings and leaders.  And that is the kind of leader I want: imperfect for sure, but empathetic, ethical (within the political framework) and kind, compassionate human beings that actually feel pain.

Indeed, we do have a choice this election. I can’t imagine a clearer distinction.

About Conversations With The Moon

Divorced father of two amazing young adults. College student, plodding away at a liberal arts degree. Formerly a Fire Captain and Paramedic. Dabbler in fashion. Liberal. Believer in Karma. View all posts by Conversations With The Moon

2 responses to “Romonarchy…

  • Joyce

    Well it is perfectly-timed mess for Romney to be sure. I’m an Obama supporter and I am pleased to see that things are looking better and better for him. Romney seems to forget that the same country that elected Bush to two terms turned around and elected Obama. So his presumption that nearly half the population of this country are bunch of dependant, vicitimized infants is as inaccurate as it is insulting and dismissive.

    Our citizens can be incredibly fickle when it comes to entitlement programs. Even those who cry to end them really mean “End all the ones except for those that I use.” Of great interest to me was the discovery that most red states have the highest numbers of welfare recipients. What do you suppose is going on there? One of my theories goes that the voting population of red states have more opportunity to see specific incidents of fraud and abuse.

    At any rate I am beginning to believe that Obama will be afforded another term to continue to turn this thing around. The efforts of Congressional Republicans have focused on keeping him from a second term. On a good day, I feel hope that once that pipe dream is behind them, they may actually be willing to settle down and get some actual work done. One can hope, anyway.

  • Zarah J

    I’m not American but if I were to vote, it’d be Obama!

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