Romney’s father issues (iii)
“My dad really never seems to have made up his mind that he was getting in,” Romney told the Monitor’s Lauren R. Dorgan as reported in abcnews.go.com’s web log entry titled Mid-Summer Dreams A critical stretch for Romney and the GOP, while Democrats tack left
The Concord Monitor profiles Romney with comparisons to his father — both positive (square jaws and stable marriages) and negative (flip-flops). Romney the younger imparts this lesson from his father’s run for the presidency in 1968: The “brainwashing” comment was only the reason for his demise “from a public standpoint.” “My dad really never seems to have made up his mind that he was getting in,” Romney told the Monitor’s Lauren R. Dorgan. “He wasn’t certain. Well, I’m not that way at all. I’ve made my decision, and I’m in it with both feet.” [emphasis ours]
Running for president, as Romney knows all too well, means watching your words carefully. Was Romney really praising the terrorist group Hezbollah Friday at a town-hall meeting in Iowa? “Hezbollah went into southern Lebanon and provided health clinics to some of the people there and schools, and they built their support by having done so. That kind of diplomacy is something that would help America become stronger around the world,” he said, ABC’s Teddy Davis and Matt Stuart report.
Set aside Romney’s unqualified praise for a terrorist organization, repeated with glee by opponents of the GOP. What is interesting for us is that Romney develops a theme that we began developing on this web log weeks ago, the theme of Romney’s father issues, the theme of Romney’s candidacy as an attempt to correct a father’s mistakes. Well, I’m not [like my father] at all … This is true. George Romney had principles.
About Romney’s father issues, please see:
Back to the abcnews.go.com:
Romney [ventriloquist dummy] Kevin Madden: “These terror organizations cannot and should not be allowed to gain an advantage with the citizenry in Muslim nations just because they mask their terror agenda with an offering of some vital services” … more
Madden completely misses the point, both of Romney’s critics and of Romney! Comment: Romney needs a new spokesperson. Please see: