Romney lovers will not like this article, well, they won't hate it, but John Boehner says there are no such people as Romney lovers, so I guess there's no harm done.
Mitt Romney is a really bad candidate to run for President, and it got me thinking about who was the last really bad presidential candidate. At first I thought of John Kerry, but Kerry himself wasn't such a bad candidate, it was the typical dirty politics game the GOP is so adept at playing that sunk Kerry, via the "Swift Boat Gang". There is no question in my mind that the 200 Swift Boat Vets that came out against Kerry were organized by behind the scenes GOP operatives.
So, Kerry aside, who does that leave to compare to Romney as a poor candidate? In my opinion, the very worst candidate in modern times to be nominated was also an ex-Governor of Massachusetts ........ yeah, you guessed it ....... Michael Dukakis!
Dukakis was so bad he got creamed, winning only 10 States against the dynamic, charismatic, Mr. Personality! ..... George H. W. Bush!
No wonder the Right Wingers are glum about having to put of Mittens up against the likes of Barack Obama. Now, you may not like Obama, and he may not have accomplished everything he wanted to accomplish, or everything you and I wanted him to accomplish, but Barack Obama is no George H. W. Bush, not to mention Romney is having his own "swift boat" moment, dealing with explaining his roll at Bain Capital, and the timing of his departure. The difference is, the Democrats did not have to use dirty trick politics (not that they never do), Romney created this Bain Capital problem all by himself. You would think, that after 8 years of of running for president, he would have put that problem to bed a long time ago, but as I said, Romney is a really bad candidate to run for president.
I guess it's fair to say the Commonwealth of Massachusetts has not had a very good track record for Prez nominees. (Kerry is also from Mass.)
About the Bain Capital problem
Having participated in Track & Field in high school, I was always a big Olympics fan, and considered Mitt Romney a hero after the great job he did with the Utah Olympics. Then he became the Governor of Massachusetts, but being a New Yorker, I still just thought of him as the Olympics guy, and a hero.
Now he wants to be my President ........... well, he's a good guy and all, and I have no problem with his duel roll of being a Bain exec while he was running the Olympics, after all the President of the United States must be an accomplished multi-tasker, but if he fudged the books and has not completely honest about his roll, and his departure from Bain .... that I have a problem with.
I don't think it's really necessary to love the President, but John Boehner not withstanding, I do think it's necessary to trust the President. Now I can trust Romney to administrate the Olympics, and Bain Capital, because what he does in those rolls does not directly affect me. And, I can trust him to run the business of Massachusetts, because I don't live there, ..... but can I trust him to run the business of the United States of America? ...... iiiiiiI, ... don't think so. (Not to mention all the GOP policy agenda he's dragging along with him)
So, ....... I don't think I'll vote for him.
Who are you going to vote for? You don't have to answer that, but comments regarding your opinion about my opinion are welcome.
(I have thick skin, so you can use both barrels)