Romney is a good guy. There is no need to demonize him or his family with
personal attacks.Doing so is purely partisan.The same goes for
most candidates, Obama included. We are so polarized that there is a need by
many to look for and highlight only the negative while discounting the
positive.Or, find only the good, depending on your political stance.
Disagreeing with someones politics or ideas is another thing
altogether.I think Romney "could" have made a good
president. At least, the REAL Romney could have.Unfortunately, in
order to win the primary, Mitt became calculated. He HAD to convince the base
that he was a "severe conservative", which certainly appeared contrary
to his political makeup, as shown by history.From the article“Romney, who often appears in public seeming a bit stiff and
practiced"Yes he did. Because, he had to play to the base
rather than be himself. He was willing to become someone he was not
in order to win. And that made him calculated and stiff. He had to think about
what he was supposed to say, rather than just let his natural feelings flow.And it cost him the election.
In reference to the Daily Beast reviewer... While I find it
reassuring to know that Marlow Stern feels that certain media personalities
merited criticism during the presidential campaign, I wonder if he's maybe
missed a possibility in his critique. Is it at all possible that a man could
have so strong and resilient a character that, even when others might deserve a
little opprobrium, he can just take it in stride and move on? Shortly after the
presidential campaign's disappointing conclusion, many media folk wondered
aloud how Romney was capable of transitioning so comfortably back to
"civilian" life. Well... Maybe this is his secret.
Was able to see the film on Netflix. Ann and her horse at stable stole
the show. Without being a spoiler, let me just say that I think she displayed
the best way to control an unruly tongue. If she could have used this technique
on misleading/lying media wags, her husband would have won the election.