Romney = Kerry Redux [UPDATED]
Every day, I am more and more convinced that an observation I made over 4 years ago about Dullard Flip Rino is 100% correct:
Isn't Mitt Romney basically the Republican version of John Kerry? They're both shallow Massachusetts pretty boys with nice hair, lots of money, a patrician background, a liberal record, and a penchant for flip-flopping on the issues.Massachusetts patrician "relating" to the common plebes:
Of course, Mitt can't claim to have served in Vietnam [by the way, did you know that John Kerry was in Vietnam?], but he can say that his sons are "serving their country" by working on his campaign.
“Can I get me a huntin' license here?”
~ John F. Kerry
“I've always been a rodent and rabbit hunter. Small varmints, if you will. I began when I was 15 or so and I have hunted those kinds of varmints since then.”
~ Willard Mitt Romney
And I'm afraid, if nominated, the "varmint hunter" will fare about as well (actually, probably NOT as well) as did the guy who wanted to "get me a huntin' license."
Romney at CPAC: My record is “severely conservative”
What the hell does "severely conservative" mean? Certainly doesn't sound like he believes being conservative to be a good thing. As the writer at HotAir points out,
The awkwardness of that phrase is Romney’s whole candidacy in a nutshell. The word “severely” is almost always used colloquially in a pejorative or clinical sense (“severely unhappy,” “severely handicapped”), yet he’s using it here in a boastful way, as if to say that he can be as strident and unreasonable as he thinks the crowd needs him to be to give them comfort on his ideological bona fides as nominee. I go back and forth between being annoyed that a guy as intelligent as he is can’t even fake his identification with the right more effectively and feeling sympathy for him that he can’t connect with his audience on a gut level.I mean, SERIOUSLY.
Look, if you keep having to try to convince a doubting GOP base that you're "conservative" by continuing to mention that you're "conservative", but you don't even know the right words to use to convincingly make your case, there's a very good chance that YOU'RE NOT REALLY CONSERVATIVE.
And so it is with Dullard Flip Rino.