"When you give a speech you don't go through a laundry list, you talk about the things that you think are important."—Mitt Romney, responding to criticism (which started in conservative quarters) that he failed to acknowledge active servicemembers in his RNC acceptance speech.
Uh, that is not a good answer. Dude is lucky it's Friday.
You know, I honestly think the whole "Mitt Romney didn't mention the troops!" criticism is a little silly, because the omission only matters if we actually believe that he gives a fuck about the actual people who populate the military his party fetishizes, which he doesn't. As confirmed by the above quote.
Which was followed by this extraordinary comment: "I described in my speech, my commitment to a strong military unlike the president's decision to cut our military. And I didn't use the word troops, I used the word military. I think they refer to the same thing."
No, no they do not. The military and the people who comprise it are not the same thing.
Anyway, I wasn't about to pretend like I think Romney cares about the troops in order to criticize him for, in reality, merely failing to offer transparently reflexive and pandering lipservice to the troops.
But I am happy to highlight the fact that he freely admits his apathy.