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Monday, October 15, 2012

George Romney's Advisor Calls Mitt Romney Unfit for Command

Posted by on Mon, Oct 15, 2012 at 3:20 PM

For someone as desperate to live up to his dad's legacy as Mitt is, these words—“erratic and startling”—have to sting:

Walter De Vries, who worked for the senior Mr. Romney throughout the 1960s, wrote that Mitt Romney’s bid for the White House was “a far cry from the kind of campaign and conduct, as a public servant, I saw during the seven years I worked in George Romney’s campaigns and served him as governor.”

“While it seems that Mitt would say and do anything to close a deal – or an election,” he wrote, “George Romney’s strength as a politician and public officeholder was his ability and determination to develop and hold consistent policy positions over his life.”

Go read De Vries's whole memo at the New York Times.

 

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Fuck, I wasn't even alive for George Romney and I can tell you that.
Posted by mubhappy on October 15, 2012 at 3:47 PM · Report this
rob! 2
I was. Bring back the Rambler. (I'll settle for a Hurst SC/Rambler or a Javelin AMX or a Marlin.)
Posted by rob! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QZBdUceCL5U on October 15, 2012 at 4:07 PM · Report this
DOUG. 3
Mitt Romney = George W. Bush.
Posted by DOUG. http://www.dougsvotersguide.com on October 15, 2012 at 4:30 PM · Report this
Supreme Ruler Of The Universe 4
Am I the only one who is tired of these "touche" type comments of the ironic sort.

"Well, Mitt Romney says he's against Government...but then...I saw him using...a postage stamp!"

"Barack Obama says he supports our troops...but, how come when he was driving in his limousine he was playing the song Sky Pilot, which is...anti-war!!"

"Paul Ryan says he is for a balanced budget...but then he went out and got his kids deluxe dinners...at Applebee's. How can you afford that...AND balance the budget!"

etc

etc

...

etc
Posted by Supreme Ruler Of The Universe http://www.you-read-it-here-first.com on October 15, 2012 at 5:22 PM · Report this
biffp 5
Mitt Romney = GWB

attempted distraction

attempted distraction

attempted distraction
Posted by biffp on October 15, 2012 at 5:51 PM · Report this
Free Lunch 6
@2 - If bringing back the Rambler is anything like bringing back the Dodge Dart, I hope they don't bother. It'd be just another Taurus with different tail-lights.
Posted by Free Lunch on October 15, 2012 at 6:27 PM · Report this
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This post had a shred of legitimacy right up until the "at the New York Times".

Of course, the author is 83 and cranial plaque might have a role to play in his fondness for Obama, whom he supported in 2008.
Posted by delbert on October 15, 2012 at 8:03 PM · Report this
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Come on, Paul. Of course he's unfit for command but this is crap. Substance, please.
Posted by yuiop on October 16, 2012 at 12:56 AM · Report this

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