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Question answered

So in a previous post I argued that Romney is a gullible guy, and that if he somehow pulled off a victory he’d soon lose his grasp on reality in the world of lies, half-truth, and flattery that is Washington. I asked:

In the not-yet-impossible case that Romney is elected (or becomes President through fraud), how many months will he survive in Washington before he retreats into a fantasy world where he only hears what flatterers tell him, while the country outside his bubble falls apart?

That was a rhetorical question, but check out this article about the Romney campaign’s response to the election (h/t to Kos at Daily Kos). The title (“Advisors: Romney ‘shellshocked’ by loss”) conveys the point, but here are some choice quotes to drive it home:

After Ohio went for Mr. Obama, it was over, but senior advisers say no one could process it. “We went into the evening confident we had a good path to victory,” said one senior adviser. “I don’t think there was one person who saw this coming.”

And

“There’s nothing worse than when you think you’re going to win, and you don’t,” said another adviser. “It was like a sucker punch.”

Their logic, apparently, was that the polls were wrong because Republicans would come out while Democrats didn’t. And keeping hope alive in a close election is one thing. But ignoring harsh facts is another. It really seems like Romney, Ryan, and everyone in the top levels of the campaign had convinced themselves that their longshot path to victory was a done deal.

So the answer to the question, “If Romney is elected, how many months will he survive in Washington before he retreats into a fantasy world” was negative three months (at least). If Romney had won, he wouldn’t have gradually withdrawn into la-la land; he was already there.

This country just dodged a bullet.

3 comments to Question answered

  • Fletch

    “This country just dodged a bullet”?

    Really?
    You’re serious?
    You’re kidding me, right?

    Obama is not the sole reason our economy is in the shitter, but he is the reason it’s far worse (some would say beyond redemption) than it should be. He’s added debt (the worse ever seen), halted job creation, the U.S has lost it’s AAA credit rating for the first time in history, his stimulus (where he tried to print money) failed, and ObamaCare has introduced even more reason for layoffs. Something like 78,000 jobs lost a week after the election alone, according to the Dept of Labour –

    “In the week ending November 10, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 439,000, an increase of 78,000 from the previous week’s revised figure of 361,000. The 4-week moving average was 383,750, an increase of 11,750 from the previous week’s revised average of 372,000.”

    And you think this man is the best suited to carry on as POTUS? Really?
    Blind leading the blind.

    I was thinking of reading your comic on ‘Economix’, but I think I’ll go read Milton Friedman’s ‘Free To Choose’ instead.

    • >I was thinking of reading your comic on ‘Economix’, but I think I’ll go read Milton Friedman’s ‘Free To Choose’ instead.

      My secret commie plot, thwarted!

      Curse you, Americanski!

  • veronica

    a lot of bad things happened to the US economy after 2008, but they werent obamas fault. He inherited part of a global system that is going kamakaze, that is heading for the shitters, that has been on a self destructive path for many years …

    hes just applying glue to hold it together. it should have fallen apart already

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