"God Save the Queen" - Sex Pistols
They made you a moron . . . "
To say that I am enjoying Mitt's miserable no good day in London is really an understatement of remarkable magnitude. I am doubtful that it will have any long term significance on the election -- people who will vote for Romney won't give a shit what a bunch of snooty foreigners have to say. Although I think having the next few days be about Mitt's ineptitude among his fellow Anglo-Saxons is going to hurt his efforts to damage Obama, which I think remains his strongest hope of winning.
Ultimately, Romney's gaffe will be significant more for what is says about the man -- and his likely problems as a candidate. This is an arrogant isolated prick. I don't think we have ever seen anyone receive a nomination for president who was less in touch with normal life -- his wealth, his privileged background, his religion -- yes, I'm going there -- his abstemiousness, his bullying prep school background, his vulture capitalist CEO life-style, and his complete lack of demonstrable empathy make him the oddest duck I've ever seen in the chase for the White House. He makes Richard Nixon seem like the guy next door. Obama -- despite his color, his name, and his seemingly exotic upbringing seems, in the end, far more normal than Romney. And yes, you can't really imagine having a beer with him. Or a coke.
(Still, the election remains close. But I will take our candidate any day of the week.)