I’ve been hearing an awful lot about Mitt Romney these days. I’m not very politically minded so for me to be tuning in there’s definitely something in the air.
Let’s start with his name…
Was his father a baseball fan, his mother a cook? I’m wondering if that’s part of the reason why he just seems different from the rest of us.
I mean, Barack Obama’s Black so he’s the one who should stand out being the first African American President and all, but I’m thinking Mitt, you’re in a category all your own, aren’t ya buddy? Remember the expression ‘the cheese stands alone’? I think what we might have here is a big hunk of recalled Gargonzola.
I hated a girl named Debby in high school and told everyone she slept with our biology teacher. I was jealous of her popularity and she did fool around with my boyfriend, which certainly didn’t justify my act, but I never denied doing it. Am I proud of what I did? No, but I was a hormonally challenged 16 year old who has long since forgiven herself.
Does Mitt think we’ll judge him without mercy if he admits to what he did? Is he worried we won’t like him? From the looks of it, that ship may have already sailed.
Kids can be cruel, plain and simply. You read about it all the time but how many of them want to be president?
Now there’s a poll waiting to be taken.
Sometimes a person is so innately insensitive cruelty eludes them entirely. They just aren’t wired for it. Take dog fighting for instance, those who advocate it don’t even see what a heinous crime they’re committing because to them, they’re just animals after all. Who cares if it’s cruel? Say hello to Nikki who was one of the lucky ones to be rescued from a ring.
Which brings me to the Romney family ‘dog in a cage on top of the car’ business. For those of you who may not know, on a family vacation rather than the backseat of the car, Fido Romney was strapped to its roof. In many states there’s an animal cruelty law so Mitt could have gotten a hefty fine for that, of course if he’s elected president it’s a law he can always overturn.
Now to be honest, I haven’t been so thrilled with Obama either but I’ve given him lots of leeway and will continue to do so because of the mess he inherited from the Bush Administration. I think there’s a good chance, especially after what he said about gay marriage this past week, he could have a much more passionate second term. It was brave saying that gay couples should be allowed to marry.
It reminded me of the Founders who believed in the freedom to worship among other things still found in our precious Bill of Rights. It takes real guts to go against the grain, even nowadays.
Wonder what Mitt would say about that? A tisket a-tasket, a green and yellow basket?
I’m always lauding The American Presidents Series published by Times Books that really give you a peek at our past leaders, and we’ve certainly had some great ones. http://www.americanpresidentsseries.com
Why Clinton? Because he was smart, kind and authentic despite his flaws and always got up off the mat no matter what was thrown at him even if it was due to his own inappropriate behavior. No one’s perfect, but unless you allow your humanity to come through I’m going to find you more than a little scary.
a green and yellow basket
I wrote a letter to my love
And on the way I dropped it…