Tuesday, October 09, 2007

How completely gullible can you be?

And still run for US president I might add.

Mitt Romney made a somewhat startling claim during the weekend, and Washington Post reported it uncritically.

"It seems that Europe leads Americans in this way of thinking," Romney told the crowd of more than 5,000. "In France, for instance, I'm told that marriage is now frequently contracted in seven-year terms where either party may move on when their term is up. How shallow and how different from the Europe of the past."

One would think that the Washington Post would point out that it is complete nonsense, wouldn't you?

Romney is completely delusional - he has so little grasp of reality that Alan Keyes starts to seem like a rational choice (okay, a bit of hyperbole there).

Keep that man out of the White House.

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Blogger Kaethe said...

Apparently, the only requirement for a Republican presidential candidate is the ability to make shit up.

October 09, 2007 10:03 PM  
Blogger Cara dB said...

I apologize on behalf of my state. On the plus side: Presidential candidates from Mass in recent years have had terrible track records, so if he gets the nomination, he probably won't win.

October 09, 2007 10:49 PM  
Blogger PalMD said...

Can anyone say "fact check"?

October 10, 2007 7:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm tempted to say Romney is playing the family card here, continuing on the Bush legacy. And anyone who's ever sat through a mormon sermon will know the concept of "no one but the mormons can be truly happy." This is the same shit, "no one but Americans can have good families." The guy's not dumb. He and his advisers know that the "family" card worked very well for Dubya so they should use it again. We underestimated the power of the family rhetoric the first time around, we should no underestimate it again. The arguments may be out of touch with reality to the rational folk but just like the last time around those who bought into this rhetoric out-voted the rest of us.

October 13, 2007 4:36 AM  

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