Romney on why he didn’t mention the troops in his speech (via):
When you give a speech you don’t go through a laundry list, you talk about the things you think are important.
When Romney loses an election that a Republican could win, it will be due to a combination of his achingly stupid campaign advisors and his experience at Bain. It’s so goddam obvious that a candidate of the party that used “support the troops” as a cudgel for 8 years has to mention and thank them in his speech. Hell, even after Karl Rove is curled up in a fetal ball in the Alzheimer’s unit, he’ll know enough to whisper that in your ear in return for a quick handie. Yet Romney’s wonder boys fuck shit like that up daily. (Another example: Eastwood says he told them he didn’t know what he was going to say, and these morons let him go on anyway).
His advisors are bad enough, but what really kills Romney is that he just can’t get over his years of being head prick at the prick factory. I’ve dealt with a few corporate consultants in my time, and as a rule they’re the most odious, unctuous assholes you’d ever want to meet. If you catch them out, they’re going to respond just the way Mitt did in this interview. It’s a reflex, and if he can’t tame it by now, he never will.
A moderately competent first-time candidate for Congress wouldn’t make half the mistakes that Romney has made, and he’s been in politics for almost 20 years. What’s even more disgusting is that this was a Fox puffball interview where the reporter was pre-apologizing for even asking the question.
Also, too: Just give up on GM. That pooch is screwed. Your twenty different “What people don’t understand is blah blah horseshit lie blah blah blah” explanations for why up is down and you would have saved the car companies just make you look worse every time you trot a new one out.