Primarily Dreadful

image of Mitt Romney in front of a sign reading 'Ask Mitt Anything'; his head has been replaced by an Etch A Sketch with a picture of his face on it

Go ahead! Ask him ANYTHING! He will definitely tell you whatever you want to hear! And if you don't like his answer, just shake him up and ask again! KEEP TRYING! He is full of different answers for everyone!

Here is my favorite Mitt Romney headline of the day: An air of inevitability grows around Romney after decisive primary win. HA HA REALLY?! Only now? Not fully ONE MILLION years ago when this primary began? Okay then.

Only slightly less favoritey: Romney Praises 2008 Bank Bailout. "I keep hearing the president say he's responsible for keeping the country out of a Great Depression. No, no, no, that was President George W. Bush and [then-Treasury Secretary] Hank Paulson." Huh. 'Cause I always figured that Mitt Romney would argue the country should have been navigated through a "managed depression." I GUESS YOU LEARN SOMETHING NEW ABOUT MITT ROMNEY EVERY DAY!

Like: Bailouts are awesome when Republican presidents do them, and terrible when Democratic presidents do them.

That standard is rounding first and heading to second! (Baseball.)

Hey, here's a fun quote about Mitt Romney, from The Real Romney by Michael Kranish and Scott Helman: "He is not fed by and does not crave, casual social interaction, often displaying little desire to know who people are and what makes them tick." What a great attribute for a potential president of a diverse democracy!

In all seriousness for a moment, incuriosity about other people is a really, really terrible quality in someone who wants to be a leader of pretty much anything, no less a country of 300 million people and thousands of divergent and intersecting subcultures. Without curiosity about people, there is no real empathy. And without empathy, there is neglect, hostility, and subjugation.

Mitt Romney's inability to identify with the needs and wants and lived experiences of other people has been manifestly obvious on the campaign trail, resulting in lots of awkward exchanges and ridiculous statements. But it's not a joke, really. A highly privileged man who's incurious about people unlike, or other than, himself will not and cannot be a good president.

What else? Well, Newt Gingrich is a human being who inexplicably continues to run for the presidency. Ron Paul is a human being who inexplicably believes forcible pregnancy is compatible with freedom. And Rick Santorum is a human being who remains a noxious nightmare who pledges to "pull up government by the roots and throw it out and do something to liberate the private sector in America." Because it's definitely corporations who are under the fucking thumb of oppressors in the United States, while those uppity women and queer men with whom Santorum is obsessively preoccupied just have TOO MUCH FREEDOM AND EQUALITY!

image of Rick Santorum grinning widely, to which I have added text reading 'I'm supergross!'
Yes, yes you are.

Talk about these things! Or don't. Whatever makes you happy. Life is short.

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