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Mitt Romney has a credibility problem.
How would this statement be received? I believe, and hope, that it would be almost universally condemned, by liberals as well as conservatives.
Late at night, when your humble blogger is troubled in his sleep because of some crap argument he was making in his day job, some version of this Annie Hall scene plays out in his head:
Bill Black, the author of The Best Way to Rob a Bank is to Own One and an associate professor of economics and law at the University of Missouri-Kansas City.
Billionaire anti-gay campaigner and Mitt Romney campaign co-finance chair Frank VanderSloot is whitewashing his tarnished image with a public relations campaign . After years of trying to silence journalists critical of him and his record, all that's left to do is dodge the difficult questions.
Below, the USG Open Source Center translates an article from Russian about President Dmitry Medvedev’s reaction to Mitt Romney calling Russia the “number one geopolitical foe” of the United States. The Russian leader reminded Romney that the Cold War has been over for a while, suggested that he has seen too many Hollywood movies, and urged him to put some sort of filter between his random thoughts and the words that come out of his mouth. Medvedev seems for some strange reason to think that candidates for the presidential nomination need to “switch on sensible reasoning” when speaking in public.
Not Mitting Around
I think all you pretty much need to know about the alternative directions Mitt Romney’s possible presidency might take can be distilled into four words: “Democratic party”, uttered in an interview with Fox’s Chris Wallace from December of last year, and “Democrat party” spoken just a couple of weeks ago on CNN to Soledad O’Brien as part of his already famous, “I’m not concerned about the very poor” episode. More on those four words shortly.
This article is cross-posted from Al-Akhbar with permission from the author Max Blumenthal.
Illustration: Andy Friedman