Where Are You, Doug Niedermeyer? They’re Trying to Crucify Me!

So sayeth Lord Etch of Sketch anyway.

From Daily Kos:

Listen, people. Mitt Romney knows you don’t like him, and he’s sick of it. In an interview with Politico, “Romney made plain he is tired of the criticism that he is stiff, distant or not broadly liked by voters.” Not only that, he offered proof that he’s a likable guy:

“I was voted the president of my fraternity,” he said. “They don’t call them fraternities at Brigham Young University. They’re called Service Clubs. It was the Cougar Club. But you don’t get voted to be head of your group if you don’t get along with people, if you don’t connect with people.”

There’s evidence of broad-based social appeal: More than 40 years ago, a group of voters as diverse as Romney’s Brigham Young frat brothers considered him electable. Clearly, he’s got what it takes to win the affections of a majority of American voters. (Why, by 2011, BYU’s student population was, gosh, getting close to 12 percent non-white.)

Yes, that Mitt Romney logic is kinda like that ol’ Dick Nixon charm and the man-eating haddock-fishbeast of Aberdeen: non-existent (though, to be fair, supposedly Tricky Dick was enough of a footbal fan that you could have a cordial conversation with him about it.)

Seamus’s Torquemada’s ‘logic’ is that because the rich mormon son of a rich mormon governor of Michigan was popular with the creme of the desert hitler youth, er…, young mormon elite 40 years ago (did BYU have any non-whites then? I actually don’t know) he’s popular with the entirety of America now?

This sort of inherent logic flaw in his thought processes – assuming, of course, that he actually believes it himself, which actually should never be assumed, but humor me – should by itself disqualify him from holding any public office, much less the presidency.

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2 Comments

  1. And his mother loved him.

    • Did his mother resemble Angela Lansbury?


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