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Is Mitt sustainable?

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I’ve been thinking about Mitt Romney and sustainability. This is especially so after his recent abhorrent, error-filled and dumb statements on the American populace, foreign policy and energy policy.

Has he lost the election with his incredibly insulting comments that almost half of all Americans are “dependent on government” and “believe they are victims”? Maybe so – it’s probably too early to say for sure – and Mitt has the advantage of an endless flow of campaign Super-Pac money and the egregious voter suppression activities occurring in many key states.

The money and the voter ID shenanigans may be enough for the Republicans to steal another election no matter what idiocy comes out of his mouth.

I’m reminded of a New York Times op-ed piece that David J. Rothkopf wrote last year, “Redefining the Meaning of No. 1” in which he said, “The purpose of a society is not merely the creation of wealth, especially if most of it goes to the few.” It’s unlikely that Mitt (and the Republican Party) got that particular memo or would even understand it if he (or they) did happen to read it.

Rothkopf was Deputy Under-Secretary of Commerce for International Trade Policy and Development during the Clinton Administration. Currently he is president and CEO of Garten Rothkopf, an international advisory firm specializing in transformative trends associated with energy, security, and emerging markets.

So here’s the question: Is Mitt sustainable?

Image: Mitt Romney by davelawrence8 via Flickr


Written by William DiBenedetto

20 September, 2012 at 1:06 pm

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  1. You must be salivating in anticipation of the debates…. all the more so if you’re right that they are Romney’s last chance to save the election.

    While Romney doesn’t practice verbal hara-kiri on the same scale as a Dan Quayle or a Rick Perry, the spectacle of the too-preppy, gaffe-prone and sometimes petulant dilettante facing off on TV against the cool-headed, cerebral, well-spoken and likeable commander-in-chief (those 4 being adjectives that even Obama’s harshest critics regularly credit him with) hints at the kind of rhetorical skills mismatch that liberals haven’t enjoyed since the Reagan vs Mondale debates in 1984. And this time the liberals are coming into the debates leading in the polls, instead of being 30 points behind.


    20 September, 2012 at 2:17 pm

  2. The election aint over until the fat lady sings November 5th. Romney’s biggest financial backers haven’t even opened their wallets yet. Have faith.



    21 September, 2012 at 4:28 am

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    30 September, 2012 at 6:53 am

  4. To win the White House, Obama or Romney must capture at least 270 of the Electoral College’s 538 available votes. A CNN poll released last week showed Obama with a 9 percentage point margin over Romney among likely voters in the state, leading 49 percent to 40 percent.

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    4 October, 2012 at 11:49 pm

  5. I don’t think we will know whether Mitt is sustainable until we see him govern. It’s a risk I’m not willing to take to find out.

    Kelly S.

    8 October, 2012 at 5:00 pm

    • True that — but I fear that we are already seeing that he’s getting away with a sustained series of lies, flip-flops and mis-characterizations, which in effect make him sustainable in a very perverse and frightening way.


      9 October, 2012 at 11:13 am

  6. […] This is 12 minutes of Mitt mendacity monitoring, from the first debate. A good followup to the Is Mitt sustainable blog item – yes he is sustainable — and might become president –  if  gets away with […]

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