Tuesday, August 28, 2012

The Fawning PR Man

I've never felt, for any Presidential candidate, as strong a revulsion as the one I feel toward Mitt Romney.  If there's any interest from readers, I can try, in a later post, to adumbrate some of what I see as his many flaws.  In the meantime, this editorial in The Economist, while too mild in its condemnation of Romney's craven pandering for my tastes, is worth a read.  Its scolding, disappointed tone is, methinks, a bad sign for a candidate whose background and ideology (if an empty suit like Romney can be said to have ideology) would seem to make him a natural ally of the eminently pro-market, anti-regulation Economist.

Sample quote:

Competence is worthless without direction and, frankly, character. Would that Candidate Romney had indeed presented himself as a solid chief executive who got things done. Instead he has appeared as a fawning PR man, apparently willing to do or say just about anything to get elected.


Subliminal Gary said...

Adumbrate! Adumbrate! Adumbrate!

Dezmond said...

I would also be interested to hear you adumbrate. But I must say, while Mittens is far from the perfect candidate, the alternative is far worse. This election is actually quite important, personal dislikes aside.

I have your discs done, I just need to write up the track lists. Soon.

JMW said...

I agree that this election is quite important.

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