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Thursday, October 4, 2012
Mitt Romney, the "Karma Chameleon"
If we learned anything this year, with the presidential campaign, we know that Mitt Romney is the "chameleon candidate." He's made it extremely clear that he has and will say virtually anything his immediate audience wants to hear, in order to be elected.
The lyrics of the song seem as though they come straight from Mittens himself:
"I'm a man without conviction..."
This, to me, is, by far, the most dangerous thing about Mitt Romney's campaign.
Think about it.
The precedent his election would set for this nation and for political campaigns in the future could be huge.
We're all familiar with the fact that Jimmy Carter's campaign set for all future campaigns was that people would have to start early, at least 2 years bfore the campaign.
Now, with Romney, even though we have video of him from years back, as well as more recently, saying he's both for and against various policies, time and again, repeatedly, people are still taking him seriously as a viable candidate.
Is this really the kind of candidates and campaigns we want to lead our states or the nation?
The big thing for the nation is that he--Romney--is still a successful, viable presidential candidate that could, possibly, win the White House this Fall, even with his shape-shifting and chameleon-like abilities.
Seriously, that is scary. It's crazy.
In the past, expressing different opinions, for and against the same issues would be enough to kill a campaign, Amazingly, frustratingly, nearly inconceivably, it hasn't destroyed Romney's campaign yet. Quite the opposite, it's still working.
The big, over-arching message, should Romney win, given his campaign, is that this squishiness of his, this shape-shifting on issues, day to day, works and that other candidates should use it.
This guy just cannot, cannot possibly win the White House.