WASHINGTON - Mitt Romney's victory in Michigan was a defeat for authenticity in politics.Read the whole thing.
The former Massachusetts governor pandered to voters, distorted his opponents' record and continued to show why he's the most malleable — and least credible — major presidential candidate...
Judging by the brief campaign in Michigan, one candidate would flail away at the problem with empty rhetoric while the other would ask Americans to come to grips with the harsh realities of global competition, a tech-based economy and the urgent need to retrain a generation of workers.
Those aren't easy things for a politicians to say, but the truth is, the days are gone in Michigan and elsewhere when a high school graduate could land a factory job and count on a comfortable, stable middle-class life: a nice home, two cars, college tuition, health insurance and a pension.
Romney didn't talk about any of that.
Instead, he told voters what he thought they wanted to hear.
Tuesday, January 15, 2008
Well, That was a Catastrophe
Mr. Scorched Earth Moneybags, that pandering, rat-filth-encrusted creep, Mitt Romney, won in Michigan and by a wide margin. Luckily, the editorial staff at The Scratching Post aren't the only ones to see what this was, a victory for Mitt over authenticity. Ron Fournier, an AP writer, hits the nail on the head.