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Mitt Romney: Too Wimpy for the White House?


US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Romney, politics, news, wimpy, republicans, u.s., elections )

Carrie
- 877 days ago - thedailybeast.com
Dodging reporters, fearing his base, hiding his taxes--is Mitt Romney just too insecure to be president? In Newsweek, Michael Tomasky surveys a history of presidential manliness and asks just where Mitt would fit amid the studly swagger of Dubya and Reagan



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Carol H. (229)
Monday July 30, 2012, 3:37 am
noted, thank you Carrie
 

Terrie Williams (773)
Monday July 30, 2012, 6:48 am
Mr. PlasticMan isn't too wimpy.....he's too SOCIOPATHIC to be let anywhere near the WH.
 

Lynn Squance (219)
Monday July 30, 2012, 11:07 am
Excellent article Carrie. When one wants to review all the stupidity that is Rmoney, this is the place to start.

I must admit that when I first read the title, my mind went directly to that song "I'm too sexy for my ..." but substitute 'whimpy' for 'sexy'. I'm still laughing!
 

John Gregoire (264)
Tuesday July 31, 2012, 6:07 am
Sould he win he would be less a wimp than the poor excuse for a leader currently in the office.
 

Gloria picchetti (300)
Tuesday July 31, 2012, 10:14 am
Yes he is. He hasn't even won yet, G-d forbid he does, & his idea of foreign policy is to stir up wars when he's not the POTUS.
 

JL A. (276)
Tuesday July 31, 2012, 10:50 am
seems to be showing more and more disconnects from the reality of America and the American people
 

Jim Phillips (3202)
Tuesday July 31, 2012, 10:53 am
Rmoney is more of a social "GAFFE" twitt than anything else.
Rmoney does NOT have the skills to effectively lie consistently.

Rmoney will be another "dubya"... and we all know what happened there...

A very bad potential POTUS which we, the USA, cannot afford to have... at all...

Ty, Carrie.
.
 

Louise D. (38)
Tuesday July 31, 2012, 11:28 am
Mittens does not have the intellectual capability to learn from his mistakes his only advantage is that he has lied so often he actually believes that is working for him. If anything his foreign charm offensive has only turned out to be offensive.
 

Debbie W. (117)
Tuesday July 31, 2012, 11:28 am
No he isn't - I intend to vote for him.
 

Georgia L. (208)
Tuesday July 31, 2012, 11:50 am
Only a fool would vote for him. The more I listen to him, the more I wonder how he actually got where he is. I know he had his father's money but he just doesn't seem intelligent. I don't see how even a right winger could vote for him since he is constantly saying one thing and doing another. He and his wife used to attend fundraisers for Planned Parenthood, for instance, and now he is going to 'get rid of it'. He has only one order from his donors, I think, which is get rid of their taxes and place them on the middle and lower classes.
 

Jaime A. (35)
Tuesday July 31, 2012, 11:51 am
Not to bright, perhaps.
 

Marlene Dinkins (245)
Tuesday July 31, 2012, 12:06 pm
note thnx
 

Michael M. (59)
Tuesday July 31, 2012, 12:28 pm
Aisde from other failings, his one-man overpopulatino alone(5 children, count 'em, five) makes it clear that he is utterly irresponsible in the modern age. Overpopulation has been understood as catastrophic for well over a century.

Do not expect Mormons to be good stewards of the world: a few decades along the Wasatch front shows immense intolerable population increase. Followers of a con artist who invented yet another space religion (remember that they had to be dragged toward accepting black people in one of their lower heavens) - everyone needs to read the book of Moron (the angel was Moroni, NOT Mormoni), so that they can understand what the writing of a Bipolar 1 individual looks like.
You must excuse me for my present attitude, as I encountered a story about NBC conflating war and reality game, so that the US population can further take vicarious joy in butchering everyone and everything with which they remotely disagree. When you vote for warmongers - yes, BOTH major parties, you are supporting this)
In any case, if the "angel" Gabriel appeared to both Mohammed AND Joe Smith, then I would suggest you be wary of whatever such a god or angel wants to sell you.
 

Michael M. (59)
Tuesday July 31, 2012, 12:43 pm
Here is what republican voters are voting for:

House Republicans' efforts to undo mandated cuts to military spending, and to pay for it by cutting food stamps, school lunches and children's healthcare.

Republicans' attempts to continue bloated military spending is not over. This week, four Republican Senators led by Senator John McCain are embarking on a roadtrip to scare voters about planned automatic cuts to military spending under last year's debt-ceiling deal. This Republican tour is all about protecting the corporate profits of defense contractors, as this nation is by far the world's strongest military, spending 1/2 of all the money spent in the world on war and weapons.

THIS is what Romney is about by choosing to be a republican.

For those with the remotest sense of compassion,say NO to House Republicans' heartless and extreme budget that blocks required military cuts and slashes funding for children, the working class and the poor.

 

donald Baumgartner (6)
Tuesday July 31, 2012, 1:13 pm
Newsweek might be onto something!!
Oama-Biden 2012!!!
 

Christopher Fowler (84)
Tuesday July 31, 2012, 1:37 pm
Mitt the twit is a lost cause. I loathe the person (I can't call him a man, because a man would man up and face the music, which he doesn't do).

It doesn't bother me that he is rich; it bothers men HOW he got rich; that he got rich by producing nothing while taking away from others, destroying jobs and hurting the economy in this country.

It doesn't bother me that he doesn't "really care about the poor"; it bothers me that he doesn't care that he had a big hand in making so many people poor and is unrepentant about it AND then thinks that it is what makes him qualified to run the country.

It doesn't bother me that he is a member of the Morman cult; it bothers me that he wants to inject that religion into his decisions in an effort to try to turn this nation into a theocracy, just like his fellow right wing extremists like Michelle "trainwreck" Bachmann and the other Christo-fascists.

It absolutely bothers me that he is so out of touch with his constituency that he thinks that everyone should be treated like chattel so that his Christian aristocracy friends can have more and do less to earn it.
It absolutely bothers me that he lies about everything, that he treats politics like it is a business, when government is not a business.
Romney, and people like him, need to be purged from our political system. They have no business making decisions for the rest of us, they have an obligation to do what is best to maintain this nation as a Constitutional democratic republic and to protect and preserve the will of the people and the rights of all us.
 

Allan Yorkowitz (448)
Tuesday July 31, 2012, 1:44 pm
I only read 2 pages of this, then I had enough. Tomasky gives a view of what a man is supposed to be...Before I get to that, Romney's gaffs on the Olympics will be forgiven. Obama's horrible presentation in England was a one time showing.....
It's interesting that the liberal media has blacked out last summer's articles about Obama being at best bi-sexual. Right here on Care2, there were articles and pictures of his dressing up in women's clothes - complete with pierced ear rings, and full make up. What ever became of his "man-servant" whose name escapes me....
By today's standards, Calvin Coolidge would have been considered a wimp, James Bucannon (our only bachelor president )would have been called "possibly gay"by today's media. This is a fundamental problem with this country - you read other people's opinions, and make them your own.
 

Diana Bair (7)
Tuesday July 31, 2012, 2:32 pm
Its not so much as his being a wimp, which he is. but he just does not know what he is doing. his parents should have done something to teach him about life, he knows nothing ouside of, his own group, he never grew ....UP. He talks with out thinking, he is out of touch with us, he shows no respect for anyone not in his income brackett. a president of this country is supposed to be president to .....ALL, I mean every single americian not just a elite......FEW!!!!!!. his father would be VERY VERY VERY.......ASHAMED of his....SON!!!!!. George Romney may have been a lot of things....BUT....he set the standard for somethings, such as how many years of tax returns he turned in!!!!!, I would not have voted for george, .....BUT I RESPECT HIM!!!!!!!, He had a HONESTY his ......SON does ........NOT...HAVE. Diana.
 

Carrie B. (318)
Tuesday July 31, 2012, 4:30 pm
Mitt Romney, by his own choice, has put himself in the spotlight. His every word and action are scrutinized by not just those in this country, but by people worldwide. He has shown by those words and actions that he is a man who lacks sensitivity for the majority of the people he would like to vote for him. His secretiveness about his finances makes him suspect because so many of us have so little.

I don't have to believe or disbelieve what I read about Romney - all I have to do is listen to him when he speaks. He has given so much ammunition to the media and late night comics that he has become the latest joke the GOP is offering this country. Unfortunately, their last big joke spent eight years in the White House, so I'm not laughing.

Just knowing that elections can be fixed by things like uncounted or miscounted votes, new voter id laws that make no sense to anyone, but will keep many from being able to vote, and of course the corporate money and other monies held by those who want to keep most of us cold, hungry, unemployed and voiceless, keep me from finding much humor in what I am seeing this election season.

For those of you who might feel Romney is being unfairly portrayed in the stories I and many others on care2 post, may I remind you of 2008 and the ever present birthers? Have you forgotten about the racially motivated cartoons and caricatures of the Obama family? What about Michelle Obama's college years? And we all heard that Obama's only experience was that of being a community leader.

Every four years we listen to truths and half truths about our presidential candidates, and every four years we are bombarded by this information or possibly misinformation, because the media is able to dispense it more often and more rapidly. What we believe is up to each and every one of us, and I dare say that unless we get all of our information from FOX news, by the time election day rolls around we are able to make a decision based on the candidates and the facts. Let us just hope that our votes count.

 

Michael M. (5)
Tuesday July 31, 2012, 4:44 pm
Too wimpy, too ignorant, too foolish, too stupid, too bigoted, too anti-American, too anti-women, too much of a lemming fat ass limpballs ass licker...

Whatever. Take your pick.

And the same of Romney supporters: You TOO are a dick!
 

Michael T. (82)
Tuesday July 31, 2012, 5:14 pm
Green stars for the posts by Michael M, Carrie B and Christopher Fowler. Excellent posts folks. Michael M, while others may insist that Mitt is Unfit not be judged because of his religious beliefs, I agree with you and in this instance consider it critical and important for the very reasons and more, that you support your comments with.
 

Jimmie Gadson (0)
Tuesday July 31, 2012, 5:15 pm
Some have concluded that the office of the president, etc., we are to believe is legitimate, is actually a title held by surrogates to the elite. The politicians are mostly sociopaths who's true desire is accumulated fortune and power. They will do anything to that end. Those who wish to do (right) quickly find out there is a reality they never conceived.
What may shock people more is that we are being lied to on a constant basis to a point that barely anything is believable and should not be accepted! With that in mind, try to realize that every phase of our history is filled with lies, propaganda and extravagant embellishments. You had to be there to know the truth about anything!

That said. It would be safe to say that you can dismiss every poser in political office, and anyone entering into it. Those new to office will surely get a rude awakening! We are living in an 'altered reality' filled with fiction, superstition, and fantasy! Very hard for most to digest, indeed as it is supposed to be.
 

Michael T. (82)
Tuesday July 31, 2012, 5:15 pm
It is a sad moment for all of us to consider that there appear to be a large number of fools out there, from rich money PAC men to some of the rabid individuals who come to Care2 calling us bleeding heart liberals.
 

Carlene V. (203)
Tuesday July 31, 2012, 5:50 pm
Wrongmey is certainly a wimp, can't control his mouth, doesn't know how to get along with anyone other than his elite followers and is out of touch with the rest of us. Heard today that a Bain employee said Wrongmey hasn't paid taxes in years, thus his own people are turning on him. Has to be a reason he refuses to release his income tax records right? After his dismal display of stupidity on his trip to Great Briton, Israel and Poland you would think most people had heard enough.
 

Robert B. (58)
Tuesday July 31, 2012, 7:23 pm
@ john gregoire: you said "Sould he win he would be less a wimp than the poor excuse for a leader currently in the office"
Your statement seems hate filled with no facts.

OBAMA 2012!!!!!!!!!!
 

Robert B. (58)
Tuesday July 31, 2012, 7:30 pm
@ Alan Yorkowitz, - Where do get this crap from? Try saying something useful.
 

jo M. (3)
Tuesday July 31, 2012, 10:52 pm
Mitt wimpier than Nobama? Can't even begin to imagine that. Robert B., try taking your own advice.
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday August 1, 2012, 1:30 am
Thank you.
 

John Gregoire (264)
Wednesday August 1, 2012, 5:22 am
It doesn't hurt to read this several times.

Professor Joseph Olson of Hamline University School of Law in

St. Paul, Minnesota, points out some interesting facts concerning

the last Presidential election:

Number of States won by: Obama: 19 McCain: 29

Square miles of land won by: Obama: 580,000 McCain: 2,427,000

Population of counties won by: Obama: 127 million McCain: 143 million

Murder rate per 100,000 residents in counties won by: Obama: 13.2 McCain: 2.1

Professor Olson adds: "In aggregate, the map of the territory

McCain won was mostly the land owned by the taxpaying citizens

of the country.

Obama territory mostly encompassed those citizens living in low

income tenements and living off various forms of government

welfare..."

 

David Menard (43)
Wednesday August 1, 2012, 5:58 am
Romney = Dubya/Cheney but worse if thats even possible.
 

Lloyd H. (46)
Wednesday August 1, 2012, 8:42 am
Willard 'The Rat' Romney, is not so much a wimp as a rat in the maze all he does is point his nose toward the cheese and run that way. Cheese to Romney is anything that gets him votes, money or power. Or anything that keeps his ass pointed at the press and questions about his Taxes, Off Shore money, RomneyCare and the ethics of Bain business practices. In London his complete lack of contact with the majority of humanity promotes him to act act superior and either dis what others have done or inappropriately brag about things. In Israel he panders so blatantly to the Christian Taliban of America base of the Repug/Tea Bagged and Sheldon Adelson's money that he shoves one foot in his mouth and kicks his own ass with the other. Romney is not a wimp, his feeling feeling of being entitled to the Presidency of the United States and his complete disdain for the majority of Americans and the American Press, the ones his wife refers to as 'you people', means that he simply considers actually running for the Presidency not only beneath him but unnecessary. And who knows with the Outside Repug Money Machine, the Repug/Tea Bagged intentional obstruction of job creation and economic improvement combined with the Repug/Tea Bagged controlled Voter Suppression laws in 14+ states he just might be right.
 

Jim Phillips (3202)
Wednesday August 1, 2012, 9:14 am
John G:

The last time I looked, USA was comprised of 50 states, not 48 as written by your statement
"Number of states won by: Obama: 19 McCain: 29"

USA has had 50 states for the last past number of decades.

Suggest you provide links to support your "facts/statements" in the future.

Ty, Carrie.
.
 

Janelle Wong (71)
Wednesday August 1, 2012, 10:56 am
Too wimpy, good point. He's not likely to bow and appologize for this country as we have come to expect of our presidents.
 

Sharon F. (0)
Wednesday August 1, 2012, 2:51 pm
We don't know much about Ronmey. Where is the press--out to lunch again (as when BushBoy and cronies started the war on Iraq?). Hey, 60 Minutes step up to the plate with an intense interview with Rmoney. How old is Romney? About 69? It looks like he is coloring his hair. Just small amount of gray shows. It appears to me that he is interested in only one thing--the $. There are many more issues going on in this country than the economy.
 

marie c. (168)
Wednesday August 1, 2012, 3:13 pm
Noted
 

DORIS L. (61)
Thursday August 2, 2012, 7:59 pm
Romney in the White House will be one humiliating disaster after the other.
 
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