Thursday, February 07, 2008

Romney throws in the towel.


Mitt Romney, a very decent and likeable fellow, stepped aside today and thus gave up his run for the presidency. To me, he was, without a doubt, the most kindred and like-minded spirit in the race. It is a great disappointment to me that the nation has chosen instead to put their faith in others not as qualified, ready and able to solve the very serious problems we face. If change is what is needed, McCain certainly does not inspire. On the Democrat side, blindly rolling the dice and hoping for the best is not sound decision-making by any stretch of the imagination. Hoping to shed some weird notion of a national sense of guilt by putting a woman or a person of color into the oval office just because it would be a first and way overdue, is certainly not sound judgment. Both Obama and Clinton are but empty suits, er in Clinton's case, a pantsuit. If one imagined this race for the presidency as a genuine competitive business job search, neither would be considered an appropriate prospect based on their qualifications.
The USA is a large and unwieldy organization which needs someone with suitable experience to run it efficiently. Besides Rudy, who has already quit the race,no one else in the field of candidates even comes close to possessing Mitt’s experience in management and succesful decision-making abilities.
So what will we ultimately get?
Most likely, we will get an idealist who has never run anything and will appoint others and thus divorce him/herself from those vital responsibilities. Their decision-making process will be based on how persuasive those stand-ins who hover around the oval office are. Final decisions will result from vacuous “sales pitches” instead of being backed by solid experience in the matter at hand.
For Mitt's inspirational viewpoint on the historical principles of the USA and an honorable exit from the race, here is Mitt’s speech to CPAC. It's a good read and well worth the time.

9 comments:

beakerkin said...

The race was over before it began. I was never a Romney person and you could check my site for posts about anti-Mormon hysteria. There were reasons not to vote for Romney but religious hatred is not one of them.

I dismantled Beatroot. It seems he says one thing for his Polish audience and another on Ren's site

Renegade Eye said...

Nobody trusted Romney.

Beakerkin would be shocked, if he knew Beatroot's actual political ties. He likes to play the contrarian.

beakerkin said...

Ren

It is funny that on his Polish site he runs from anything associated with
the war criminal Trotsky. It would seem Poles have a different view of your messiah. My granfather was an expert at applied social justice in defense of Poland from invaders led by a war criminal you admire as a savior.

Beatroot is a coward who like you changes his tune depending on where
he is. At least the imbecile Troutsky never switches his tune.

Have you allready pulled an Old Yeller and taken the fool Gambone out of his misery like your savior did nearly 100 years ago. Anarchists are dumber than lab rats
and never learn that communists are
dangerous to their health. However one needs a very low IQ to be an anarchist.

Dr Kuha said...

The only qualified and acceptable candidate in this entire race was Dennis Kucinich. But America isn't ready for an intelligent leader, I guess.

As for Romney, I don't think I could ever take a man seriously who bought into Mormonism. He should have been made to feel the nation's incredulity for his religion. Then again, I wish I could make EVERY candidate feel my incredulity towards their respective religions. Even Kucinich.

Looks like I'll be voting for Nader again.

Oh, and about what beakerkin said: Some of the most intelligent people in history have been anarchists: Noam Chomsky, Mikhail Bakunin, Leo Tolstoy, Allen Ginsberg, to name just a very few.

roman said...

ren,

You have hit the nail on the head. Trust is everything in politics. Mitt just looked too much like a slick corporate executive and it turned off many of the blue collar crowd.
He should have taken a page out of the Bush playbook and worn jeans, boots and checked shirts more often.

Beak,

Sounds like your grandfather was part of the force that defeated the invading red army back in the twenties. In reading about the final battles and the last massive cavalry charge which routed the numerically superior red army force, this was an epic battle which stopped the communist advance into Europe proper and dealt it a devestating blow setting its aggenda back many years. If it was'nt for WWII, these battles would have gotten way more press. Unfortunately, these early sacrifices were overshadowed by the events that followed shortly thereafter.

dr. kuha,

Hey, long time no see.
Kucinich may be intelligent but it's what he does with that intelligence that makes all the difference.
He once told an interviewer that while visiting with Shirley Maclain, the actress, at her hideaway in the Northwest, he stepped out on her porch and saw a UFO hovering above. This stretches even my capacity of gullibility to the breaking point.
While Romney may have been born into the Mormon faith and I acknowledge that some aspects of that religion may sound a bit whacky but then so did Christianity in circa 200 AD with the concept of father, son and holy ghost aka the trinity. Mitt seems to have his feet firmly planted in the every-day realities of life. He has overwhelming support here in Massachusetts because he proved his mettle as our governor. In a state that has a majority far-left liberal Democrat base that borders on communism, he was able to govern effectively with his superior give-and-take management style and even get a few conservative measures passed by an often hostile legislature.
IMHO, anarchists like to have a clean sweep of what they feel is an undesirable form of government. This is only possible as an exercise of the mind and has very little chance of success in today's world. Why anyone would pursue such a course and think it feasable is a mystery to me.

beakerkin said...

Roman

The Democrats are going to have a divided convention and they will have a hard time pulling together.If the Clinton's were not so egomaniacal a deal could be made.

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Ghazala Khan said...

Hello Dear and Respected,
I hope you are fine and carrying on the great work you have been doing for the Internet surfers. I am Ghazala Khan from The Pakistani Spectator (TPS), We at TPS throw a candid look on everything happening in and for Pakistan in the world. We are trying to contribute our humble share in the webosphere. Our aim is to foster peace, progress and harmony with passion.

We at TPS are carrying out a new series of interviews with the notable passionate bloggers, writers, and webmasters. In that regard, we would like to interview you, if you don't mind. Please send us your approval for your interview at my email address "ghazala.khi at gmail.com", so that I could send you the Interview questions. We would be extremely grateful.

regards.

Ghazala Khan
The Pakistani Spectator
http://www.pakspectator.com

Renegade Eye said...

I think Beatroot keeps his influences private. It took me awhile to figure them out.

Trotsky opposed and argued with Lenin related to invading Poland. Read Trotsky's biography, there is a chapter.