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Posted by on Aug 10, 2011 in Politics | 7 comments

President Romney?

It’s looking like 1976 again. A nation suffering from political post-traumatic stress syndrome (Watergate then, the economy now) is shying away from more of the same in Washington and ready for a less polarizing president or, in a more cynical view, open to the idea of keeping the Oval Office vacant.

Back then, enter Jimmy Carter, a peanut farmer who had gone to the Naval Academy and become governor of Georgia. His counterpart today is Mitt Romney, a Mormon missionary who made millions by cutting jobs in merging companies before becoming governor of Massachusetts.

Carter was a blank slate, Romney is a blackboard being continually erased and rewritten until all that’s visible is chalk dust.

Now Romney is back from vacation during the debt-ceiling battle, calling the President responsible for the credit downgrade.

With the GOP presidential field as it is, Romney looks like the compromise choice for all but those who would be willing to see the Party go down in ideological flames–if he can stay major gaffe-free in the coming months.

The White House seems to share this view and is preparing to run against him. “Unless things change and Obama can run on accomplishments,” says one strategist, “he will have to kill Romney.”

The attack plan has two prongs—-picturing Romney as changeable and inauthentic to the point of being “weird” and tearing down his claims as an astute businessman.

“He was very, very good at making a profit for himself and his partners,” says David Axelrod, “but not nearly as good as saving jobs for communities. His is very much the profile of what we’ve seen in the last decade on Wall Street.”

As Democrats prepare to paint Romney as a retarded Gordon Gekko, the real weirdness will be in Iowa for the straw poll this weekend…

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  • dduck

    Someone is writing on spandex because this comparison on times and persons is a complete three-way stretch.

  • Allen

    Re-runs of Romney counter intuitive public statements will pretty well destroy the idea of a “gaffe free” candidate. Mitt belongs on a used car lot, not politics.

  • DLS

    In one word: Unlikely

  • DLS

    I suspect Stein is just aping the zero-value Maureen Dowd and other Democrats and liberals as well as Republicans and conservatives who currently are seeing Obama as another Jimmy Carter.

  • “The attack plan has two prongs—-picturing Romney as changeable and inauthentic to the point of being “weird” and tearing down his claims as an astute businessman.”

    That’s different from Obama how?

    The Obama campaign will have to walk a thin line on this one. They’ll effectively be running Obama against himself.

  • dduck

    “The Obama campaign will have to walk a thin line on this one. They’ll effectively be running Obama against himself.”

    Prof., I love it, you made my day. Like “China Town”, “my mother, my sister”, my self, my father.
    Inspired.

  • Allen

    Prof-

    I hate to mention religion when it comes to Romney, because it’s almost not fair, but anyone whom seriously believes that the Lord God shall come to earth as a man and rule the universe from Jackson county Missouri is a maniac.

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