Is Mitt Romney morphing into 2012’s Sarah Palin?
Four years ago John McCain picked Sarah Palin as his running mate. It was one reason why McCain had no chance against Obama. But the problem for Romney right now isn’t that he’s running with Sarah Palin. It’s that he’s BECOME Sarah Palin.
He came into this looking like an out-of-touch rich guy who thought he could make $10,000 bets with Rick Perry, looking for all the world like the king of the One-Percenters. But that wasn’t enough for Romney, oh no. So now he nominates himself as the sworn enemy of the 47% of the people in this country “who are dependent upon government, who believe they are victims, who believe the government has a responsibility to take care of them, who believe they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you name it.”
When the video of Romney saying that at some fund-raiser got out, he had to make a late-night statement explaining that his comments were not “elegantly stated,” maybe thinking that all the “victims” he had alienated with those comments weren’t able to figure that out for themselves, that they are all as dumb as he has been acting.