Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Dorkus Romneyus - The Disconnected Candidate

Via Wonkette

CNN has an article today about Romney and the Dork Factor. Remember that school where Romney spoke a few weeks ago and put everyone to sleep. Ah yes, THAT school. Otterbein University.
CNN has interviewed several people who were in the audience that day, asking their opinions of Romney.

“He was really awkward,” Otterbein University student Carissa Reed said of her experience sitting on stage with the former Massachusetts governor two weeks ago. “You could tell he was out of his element. … I was just, like, 'Should I clap?’ None of us knew what to do.”
. . . “I got the impression that he’s someone smart, but who’s genuinely uncomfortable in front of a crowd,” said Otterbein political science professor Allan Cooper. “You actually see him standing up there … trying so hard to connect with these young people and failing so miserably at it.”
Cooper, who advises both the college Democrats and the college Republicans on campus, insists he is not partisan. He believes that Romney’s inability to connect is a significant issue and that it lost the support of all the swing voters in his class who saw him speak.
It reminds me of the day Mitt came to Tennessee and embarrassed the audience by speaking the words of Disney's David Crockett Theme, then asking the crowd if they had heard it before. Um, yeah - we have. Notice the biggest laugh comes when he says "Killed himself a bear when he was only three." Hey, Mitt - it's "Killed him a Bar." It's supposed to be a dialect. Anyway - those were his people, the Republicans and Tea Partiers, and even they laughed at him.

The main thing is, Romney didn't seem to realize that no one there is wearing a raccoon cap and buckskins, and this isn't 1960. Tennessee is not just some Disney stereotyped state where everyone eats opossum gravy for breakfast and talks like Fess Parker. Being Disney-fied in Tennessee is almost worse than having our grits defiled as "cheesy grits" as Mitt called them in Alabama.

Mitt can't even seem to connect with babies, something President Obama does with ease. Look at these bizarre way the candidate is waving these infants in the air, which is enough to make most parents have a heart attack. Just strange body language. Via Reality Chex

So even though we may miss Newt's moon unit babble we have nothing to fear. Mitt Romney has enough dork in him to take us all the way to November.  Mitt is just a different type of Dork. "Awkward" doesn't quite describe it. "Clueless"? Perhaps, but to describe him we seem to require more adverbs, which makes the description just as awkward as the topic: "Romney is clumsily dorkish, in a helplessly and nervously awkward manner."

From Bors Blog

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