When someone says “I get it” there is at least a 50/50 chance they’re wrong. Mitt Romney still doesn’t get it.
In his most extensive remarks yet on the 2016 presidential race, Mitt Romney on Tuesday said he shared the feeling of many Americans that Washington has failed them and urged national leaders to take on big problems, including issues that the GOP has rarely put at the fore during the past year, such as climate change, poverty, education and income inequality.
“We’re just mad as hell and won’t take it anymore,” Romney said of the national electorate in an appearance at Babson College in Wellesley, Mass., where he harshly criticized “the failure of current political leaders to actually tackle major challenges, or to try at least, or to go out with proposals.”
“Think for a moment about the major challenges you believe this country faces and tick them off in your mind and ask, ‘Are we making any real progress on any of them?’ Romney said, striking an exasperated tone as he turned to the crowd.
Romney said it is time for members of both parties to say, “Here’s what we’re going to do finally to fix education, here’s what we’re going to do to end generational poverty,” adding that addressing the “income gap” should also be high on the agenda.
Romney’s message — partly channeling the surge of populism nationally but focusing on issues that have not animated the race for the Republican presidential nomination — signaled that the 2012 GOP nominee’s pitch has evolved since his bid, with more emphasis on policies that might benefit people who are struggling to get by.
Aw, shucks, Mitt! Close but no cigar. I thought you almost had it.
Let me start off by saying that I voted for Mitt four years ago and that I believed then and believe now that he would have been a much better POTUS on his worst day than Obama on his best. But he lost.
He lost because he didn’t get it.
Mitt is right when he says that people are mad as hell. But he is wrong about why they are mad.
People (especially Republican people) are not angry about climate change. They are pissed about all the government regulations designed to fight a problem that most people don’t think is all that serious.
Most people are not worried about income inequality. They are worried about finding and keeping jobs. They are worried about their jobs going overseas. They are worried about foreigners coming here and taking their jobs away. They are worried about the decline of America as a nation.
But what they are really pissed off about right now is politicians who say one thing and do another. They are pissed about government incompetence, corruption and overreach. They are disgusted with the incestuous relationship between government, Big Business and the media.
THEY ARE SICK AND FUCKING TIRED OF ALWAYS BEING TOLD TO SHUT UP AND TAKE ONE FOR THE TEAM!
They don’t see Donald Trump as a savior. They see him as a battering ram.
If Mitt got it then he’d be running for reelection right now.