Mitt Romney is a terrible politician. He has been given to the country by Wall Street and high finance: you know the people who actually make decisions for the country from the shadows. In nearly every southern primary Romney was rejected by the south (the beating heart of the modern GOP), at least every primary where his challenger was able to figure out how to get on the ballot. The people bankrolling his campaign didn't really seem to care whether the south wanted him or not. They got Mitt Romney just the same. It really was decided for them before they ever went to the polls.
All's Romney had to do in the general election was show up say "I'm here to replace Obama", give no opinion on anything, spout platitudes, and wait for chief justice Roberts to hand him the keys to the white house. He has been such a bad politician putting his foot in his mouth on nearly every stop along the way, while looking like he's totally repulsed even having to stand beside ordinary Americans, and looking like he possess no principle that he isn't willing to change ten minutes later. This includes even making his latest choice of Paul Ryan for vice-president, to appease the right; only to reject Paul Ryan's plan fifteen minutes later, while trying to etch a sketch his way to the middle. Romney has proven to be the equivalent of a political Gumby talking whatever position you want, whenever you want him to take it.
On nearly every issue you can guarantee that at one point or another Mitt Romney has been both for and against it. He's proven to be an abortion loving...cheesy grits eating...professional candidate who hates politics though who has really done nothing for the last twenty years of his life but run for elected office... and whose major core principle is that he believes the trees in Michigan are just the right height.
Romney entered the race with all kinds of advantages. All's he had to do was shut and say he was reasonably sure he wasn't a Kenyan . Instead he allowed the conversation to turn into one about Mitt's missing tax returns which he's proven willing to go to the mat for to keep the public from knowing what's there in a manner that he won't defend any core principle (but trust him there is nothing embarrassing there after all he's looked for you)... or what has happened to the workers in factories that the company that paid for his lavish lifestyle took over and (though he believes in no free hand-outs for the poor) which keep sending him large checks for doing nothing though he can't r even figure out why they are doing it ...and healthcare in Massachusetts that he passed which would have allowed all those laid-off workers to have some protection if they lived in his state (though if he's president he'll dismantle within the first day in office).
Now that he's managed to get almost no one excited behind him, this human chameleon has added the boy wizard, Paul Ryan, to his team. A congressman who shares a bed with a lobbyist both figuratively, literally, and in every way possible. The question that American need to think of is whether this former lobbyist and her husband, who appears as comfortable being lobbied as his wife is lobbying him,will be willing to have a different opinion than that of their client list. If the voters who support him have a different opinion from the companies he and his wife have worked for in the past, who will they stand up for? In the past decade alone Ryan's on wealth has increased by 75%. http://www.jsonline.com/news/statepolitics/ryans-fortune-has-increased-in-past-decade-nb6f6ql-165879436.html) These well connected individual have allowed Ryan and his family to move into the old Parker Pen mansion: who have since taken their operations over to China (http://www.scottwalker.org/news/2009/08/janesvilles-former-parker-pen-plant-may-close-153-jobs-would-be-lost) leaving their former Diggs to their loyal government lackeys, like the junior partners in the government businesses nexus that is literally destroying this country. Having nice houses like this allows politicians like Ryan to pretend he they really are just as powerful as the patrons who he so slavishly serves.
Ryan's Parker home: under new managment
When it comes to changing the tax code who will Paul Ryan and his wife listen to the American people - complete with their tricorner hats and pitch forks who have nothing but most the easily replaceable thing to offer: their votes; or will they listen to their former clients - the Pharmaceutical industry, the Oil industry (Conoco and Marathon Oil) or the big health insurance companies (Blue Cross Blue Shield and Cigna) The American public might want to change the tax code, a flat tax comes to mind, but the tax code has been working out pretty well for his client list and, indirectly, it's been working out pretty nicely for the Ryans too.
Who will they listen to the Tea Party signs
Or friends with benefits
Then this career politician (14 years or one third of his life as a "public servant" special emphasis on servant) runs against Washington, the very institution that he's suckled at for over a decade and which bought him all these nice things. Washington is suddenly the problem, from looking at his house it looks more like his personal solution to me, as his whole career has been nothing but acting as a personal conduit for business getting policies they want out of Washington. It's a perfect cynical policy put forth by a man who voted for the Bush tax cuts, two unfunded wars, an unpaid prescription benefit that is killing Medicare (causing him to have to destroy Medicare to save it), the bank bail out (but now wants de-regulate the banks allowing them to take even greater risks), and is listed by many in the media as a serious thinker with regard to economic issues (though his plan does nothing to cut the deficit but raises it)...Ryan is portrayed as some great thinker with serious ideas rather than as a guy who escaped from a lunatic asylum who babbles and imagines himself as a great thinker.
Another great thinker with serious ideas promoted by the media
Good luck tea party: in taking taking your country back. Your corrupted champions are here to help you. Just don't read too much, think too much, and really let's get to the biggest question that America wants an answer to has Obama ever really produced that birth certificate? I mean the long form