Thursday, August 21, 2014

Romney criticizes Obama. World gasps.

By Richard K. Barry

There is some bullshit making the rounds that Mitt Romney might just make another run for the White House. It seems to be based on the amount of stumping he's doing for other candidates and his general visibility.

Oh, please God, let it be true.  We should love to have Mittens to kick around one more time.

In any case, the right-wing media is breathlessly reporting that Romney is oh-so-disappointed in Obama's performance of late. For example, there is this from coverage of a Romney speech in West Virginia:
Insisting repeatedly that he has no intention of making another bid for the White House, Romney spoke candidly about the man who defeated him two years ago, saying President Obama was doing “a good deal worse than even I expected.” As examples, he mentioned the still-struggling U.S. economy and troubles overseas in such hot spots as Iraq, Syria and Russia. “I was not a big fan of the president’s policies, as you know, either domestically or internationally,” Romney said, “but the results of his mistakes and errors, in my opinion, have been more severe than even I would have predicted.”

You see, I'm shocked. What I expected Romney to say is "sure, Obama kicked my ass, but he's doing a fine job running the country, better than I could ever have done, and I'm proud to call him my president." Now that would have been something.

In journalism, "dog bites man" stories are not news, unless you are part of the conservative media echo chamber, in which case any source will do, no matter how lame.

Thank you Mitt. Thank you for your objective assessment of the facts.

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