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Mitt Romney Assailed By Two Blindfolded Dental Hygenists

Posted on | March 21, 2012 | 16 Comments

by Smitty

. . .who were trying to make a circle. OK, my title reference might be just a little obscure, but look at what the Left has done:

I realize that Stacy has already flogged this horse, but I think we can boil it down for glue to stick a few points together:

  • Fehrnstrom has said possibly the most honest thing thus far about the GOP primaries as such, at least from the standpoint of the campaign. They’re all rock bands on tour right now, trying not to wreck any notes, and hoping to rack up the most sales by the end of the tour in Tampa.
  • The campaigns all understand that the are pouring words into the air. Winning the election means they can influence legislation, but the percentage chance of carrying out any significant change promised on the campaign trail is in the single digits.
  • Caffeinated Thoughts points to the new Etch-a-Sketch Mitt Romney site. Flog me gently with a morning star: Fehrnstrom found him a nerve!
  • The pressure and surreality of the campaign, to end on an obscure reference, will continue until it reaches a Peter James Bond crescendo, and I mean that strictly in an “Act of God” (not nefarious) way.

via The Blaze

Update: We were linked earlier by Race 4 2012 and Bodacious Bob Belvedere, busting out the Eraserhead reference. Memeorandum is in full swing. Hot Air has Newt offering a taunt, the Tatler has some background on the Etch-a-Sketch site, and links to Jennifer Rubin at the WaPoo gives us the Full Whoopee, saying it’s not a gaffe-gaffe:

The irony is great here. The same right-wing bloggers who have pummeled Romney all along for being insufficiently conservative now say he’s telegraphing that he will be moderate in the general campaign. Huh? Indeed, Santorum has been complaining all along that Romney is too moderate. So if he’s been a moderate, he’d be fine as is in the general election, right? Santorum’s spokesman, after months of calling Romney a moderate, now claims he’s dying to get back to his true stripes — being a moderate.

See, Jennifer, think of the ship of state as about ready to go aground, and needing some hard right rudder to get out of shoal water. Having the Romney campaign telegraph bringing the rudder amidships not only brings the entire Romney campaign into question, but invites curiosity about over-achievement. You know, a little more left rudder. . .

And little RINO tools do precious little to dispel that gnawing anxiety.

Update II: Still more linkage from Daily Pundit, Da Tech Guy, and POH Diaries.

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Comments

  • http://evilbloggerlady.blogspot.com/ Evi L. Bloggerlady

    Jen Rubin said this about somebody today…  

    Other than Mitt Romney of course.  That is a given.  

  • paul_mitchell

    Steven Wright.  Hilarious.

  • TR

    20, 20, 20 four hours to go, I wanna be sedated!
    For you, ELB!  I hear you!

  • StrangernFiction

    “He never takes anything at face value; he can argue any side of a question. And sometimes you think he’s like really believing his argument, but he’s not. He just flushes the whole thing out and figures out the whole picture.” — Ann Romney
    http://archive.newsmax.com/archives/articles/2007/5/22/90847.shtml 

    Something tells me we conservatives are about to get flushed.

  • newrouter
  • http://www.lisagraas.com Lisa Graas

    My name is Lisa Graas and I endorse newrouter’s comment.

  • robertstacymccain

    Jennifer Rubin’s bizarre affection for Romney is only slightly less baffling than Ann Coulter’s bizarre affection for Romney. Neither of these inexplicable Mitt-crushes, however, is as offensive as David Brooks’s affection for the creases of Obama’s pants.

  • http://thecampofthesaints.org Bob Belvedere

    Thank you for giving us some perspective.

  • http://thecampofthesaints.org Bob Belvedere

    My name is Bob Belvedere and I endorse Lisa’s endorsement of newrouter.

  • http://thepagantemple.blogspot.com/ ThePaganTemple

    Coulter and Rubin like Mitt because they see he’s been programmed to win.

  • Pathfinder’s wife

    He is?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_MJGP4QXZ5PRW2MFA5E25CV2WNU rosalie

    Then he may have to be reprogrammed.

  • http://thepagantemple.blogspot.com/ ThePaganTemple

     When you’re raised in a political household, programming is a part of your upbringing by definition.

  • http://thepagantemple.blogspot.com/ ThePaganTemple

     I never said his programming was flawless.

  • Pathfinder’s wife

    Disk error reading — it’s defective!

    *seriously, I don’t want a “programmed” president; I’ve already got that; it isn’t any fun; I would like to try the human model again, even if it does have some warts and nose pimples

  • http://thepagantemple.blogspot.com/ ThePaganTemple

     Well we’ve had a few “human” presidents. The last one gave us “compassionate conservativism”. The one before that gave us a blue dress stained with an all too human substance. But at least he didn’t use a condom.