Poor, Poor Mittens

Ever since the passage of ACA, Mitt Romney has been having a bit of a tough time. The first thing he had to do, was proclaim how different his health care plan was from Obama’s. The only problem with his screed is that the Massachusetts plan is almost exactly like Obama’s. It seemed to be an insurmountable obstacle to Mitt’s dreams of a 2012 nomination. But ol’ Mitt plowed ahead, releasing his book No Apology, an ode to American exceptionalism that seems to have no bearing on reality. So, with one talking point diffused from all sides, Mitt moved on to another, which was… diffused from all sides (well, maybe not by John Bolton). It was almost sad to watch. Almost.

I guess Mitt’s handlers then thought up a new approach: why not try and glom on to a successful politician’s coattails? I mean, if the president is reading your book, that must mean you have something of value to contribute, right? Even Newsweek got in the game, arguing that Mitt is the only one that has the experience necessary to be in charge of the newly signed health care bill. Wait, didn’t he just spend last week talking about his health care plan is completely different that Obama’s? Oh right. That was last week.

The real kicker was when Obama yesterday decided to help Romney out with his message: “Hey Mitt! Your plan really is just like mine! By the way, I’m loving your book!” He didn’t really say that last part but I sensed it was implied.

What all this means is that Very Serious Candidateā„¢ Mitt Romney has no where else to go. Despite his best intentions, he just can’t catch a break. I think he should go back to handling Olympic campaigns; he seemed to genuinely be good at that and didn’t even have to tap dance all over his principles to do it. Besides, London really needs help. Their logo for 2012 is atrocious. A job that big is right up Mitt’s alley. I’m pretty sure he won’t have much else going on.


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