Cry Baby
08/15/2012 - 23:24
Douglas Bloomfield

Mitt Romney and his Super Pac backers spent tens of millions of dollars trashing all of his Republican opponents throughout the primaries and with devastating effect.  Just ask Newt Gingrich who complained bitterly about the $15 million worth of Romney attack ads in Florida alone that knocked him out of the running.

When the former speaker and other Republican rivals grumbled that over 90 percent of the Romney ads were negative, the former Massachusetts governor replied with a version of Harry Truman's favorite rejoinder about folks who can't take the heat staying out of the kitchen.

But now that he is the one feeling the heat from Obama and the Democrats, Romney is bawling like a baby. 

The latest thin-skinned name-calling offensive is said by political insiders to be a response to polling showing voters like Obama more than Romney and the gap is growing.

Both sides have been assaulting voters with  attack ads but Romney wants us to believe his hands are clean and all he wants is a lofty discussion the issues.

Howard Fineman of Huffington Post said Romney's new approach reminds him that "the people who commit the most fouls are usually the ones who cry the loudest to the ref."

Romney's feigned outrage has led Democrats to respond that he's becoming "unhinged."

He's not, of course. Maybe a bit anxious about setbacks like his gaffe-prone foreign trip, the improving economy, pressure from right and left to release his tax returns and his failing popularity.  He's hoping these attacks on the President will help rescue his campaign the way they helped defeat his fellow Republicans earlier this year. 

Maybe Mitt, who likes to dish it out but can't take it, should remember what he when his rivals were the ones complaining about him: If you can't take the heat, you don't belong in the kitchen.

Comments

These statements that Romney has made about glboal warming aren't the only problem with having him run in 2012.I plan a post next week on some of Romney's other shortcomings.A RINO -- if there ever was one.

Seems like anything goes. Whites for Romney would be racist. Jews for Romney would be interesting although their are not too many of us. In the mean time people in the U.S.A. are starving, loosing their jobs and homes , people remain unemployed and the people in congress are counting their millions. Our leadership does not understand that gas prices are now back to high levels, the climate has changed, rivers are at all times lows, glaciers are melting and genocides are occurring throughout the world especially in Syria on a daily bases. Both sides are too blame. This message is not mean to be part of the continuing propaganda circus but rather a stern warning that our planet is in danger. RABBI DR. BERNHARD ROSENBERG EDISON NJ

The Democrats are finally using the hardball politics that the Republicans have used for years, but when its happening to them, the GOP cries foul and can't handle it. I LOVE IT!

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