Friday, November 9, 2012


Over to the NYRB Gary Wills takes stock of Romney's future; it is a bleak house.  His conclusion:

Many losing candidates became elder statesmen of their parties. What lessons will Romney have to teach his party? The art of crawling uselessly? How to contemn 47 percent of Americans less privileged and beautiful than his family? How to repudiate the past while damaging the future? It is said that he will write a book. Really? Does he want to relive a five-year-long experience of degradation? What can be worse than to sell your soul and find it not valuable enough to get anything for it? His friends can only hope he is too morally obtuse to realize that crushing truth. Losing elections is one thing. But the greater loss, the real loss, is the loss of honor.
And there it is.


  1. That was a brutal takedown of poor mitt. The only reason mitt ever cared about healthcare is that he thought it would look good on his résumé, and if he had won in 2008 it might have helped. But the bottom line is that outside of his ambition to be president he didn't care one way or another about anything, accept maybe money, and in the end the voters saw through it.

  2. Some of the voters. Romney killed in the moderate and rich white suburbs and exurbs and in the Confederacy. It is ture that he failed to capture the vote of anyone with a vibrant sense of decency and commitment to humanity.

  3. Somewhere I saw a story that now mitt is claiming at it wasn't his families idea (specifically Taggs) to go more moderate. The man really can't stop lieing.

  4. If Mitt stops lying he stops breathing.