Why I Will Defend Romney When Obama Inevitably Takes His “I Like To Be Able To Fire People” Line Out Of Context
And by “defend” I mean, “laugh and laugh and then laugh some more”.
First, if you haven’t seen it, here’s Mitt’s gift to Obama.
Now even though I don’t like Mitt, normally I’d point out that Obama is a lying SOB. Except someone said it was perfectly legitimate to take a quote out of context. Who was that someone? Why one Willard Romney.
At issue is this soundbite that the Romney campaign used from Obama: “If we keep talking about the economy, we’re going to lose.”
In fact, Obama that day was quoting an unnamed campaign advisor for Sen. John McCain, the Republican nominee. The full quote: “Sen. McCain’s campaign actually said, and I quote, if we keep talking about the economy, we’re going to lose.”
Romney’s campaign did provide the full context of the quote in a release announcing the new ad Monday night, he pointed out Wednesday. But for the viewers watching, there is no such disclaimer.
Still, Romney defended the spot.
“It was instead to point out what’s sauce for the goose is now sauce for the gander,” Romney told reporters. “He spoke about the economy being a huge burden for John McCain. This ad points out, guess what, it’s now your turn. The same lines you used on John McCain are now going to be used on you, which is that this economy is going to be your albatross.”
If we’ve learned nothing else this primary season it’s that we may not question or attack Romney. I’d like to defend Romney when the inevitable happens but that would be disagreeing Mitt. In the new GOP, that’s simply not allowed.
Sauce, goose, gander, etc.
70 to 75% of the GOP begged the rest not to pick Romney. Well, we couldn’t come up with a candidate we could agree on and Mitt will be the nominee. The 25% of the party that wanted Mitt all along will have him. And they can spend the next 10 months defending him. Good luck with that!