The Other McCain

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Is America Ready For A President Who Can Humbly Say I Was ‘Completely Wrong’?

Posted on | October 5, 2012 | 6 Comments

by Smitty

NRO hasn’t got any embed code I can find, but Mitt on Hannity definitely mowed on crow for his 47% remark. What a refreshing development, after four years of “There is no personality conflict: I’ve got the personality, you’ve got the conflict” from #OccupyResoluteDesk.

The Romney campaign should find subtle ways to underscore the idea that, unlike the incumbent, Mitt is not an insufferable, peevish clown.


  • Paul H. Lemmen

    Perhaps it will inspire others of us (myself first of all among those) to admit failures, sins and faulty words. A more honest and believable America would be the result.

  • WJJ Hoge

    Yeah, there’s a big personality difference between the President and Mitt Romney. Even if Barack Obama could admit that he was powerless to deal with things that have spun out of control, he probably would not sign on to the idea of a Power greater than himself.

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  • Becca Lower

    We all could do that more often. I know I could. Praying for you tonight, Paul.

  • Adjoran

    Humility should be near the top of the list of character qualifications for the Presidency or any position of public trust.

    Romney’s mistake was in conflating three figures that just happened to match. Yes, 47% of Americans pay no federal income tax. Yes, 47% of Americans receive federal benefits – but while these two groups have some overlap, they are not identical. Similarly, there are 47% of the voters who just will never vote for Romney, but again they are composed of different groups, and include much of the moneyed elite from the East and West coasts and a few other urban centers.

    So many of the other two groups, the non-payers and the benefited, have many potential votes for Romney. Many who are in those circumstances don’t want to be, and recognize what builds American wealth. It was a mistake to consider them to be the moonbat 47% who will never vote for him.

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