|Oh Mitt. Life is so very hard.|
I do realize the Romney campaign will trot out “Saint Ann” at every opportunity to humanize the presumptive GOP presidential nominee. I guess you run with what you’ve got and, since Mitt is such a goof, no wonder they are looking for others to carry the water on the sympathetic personality front.
I’m just not certain the latest attempt by Ann to paint her husband as a victim of the big mean Obama machine will have much resonance with voters. In an interview with CBS News Ann said President Obama’s entire campaign strategy is to “kill Romney.”
Oh, please. I have never seen such an attempt by one political party to delegitimize, vilify, and disrespect a sitting president as happened the moment Barack Obama won the last election. Do childish names like the “Kenyan socialist” ring a bell? Do the ridiculous efforts to now “vet” Obama by the “children of Breitbart” come to mind? What about practically anything Fox “News” says on its airwaves? In general terms, the conservative movement in America has dedicated itself to the destruction, personally and politically, of the guy now in the White House.
But, no, according to Ann Romney Mitt is the victim. He’s the target of Obama’s Chicago thugs, who will attempt to tear down this wonderful man who only wants to make America great again. (I have to stop there. I’m making myself ill).
Okay. Give it a shot. If you think humanizing Romney requires painting him a victim, go for it.
Call me cynical, but I just don’t see Romney as someone who has had a hard time in life and I doubt many others will feel sorry for him on any level.
My advice to Mitt, if he were asking, is: don’t do it. It makes you look even more pathetic than you already do, if that’s possible.
(Cross-posted at Lippmann’s Ghost.)