by Dan Gibson
[Skip ahead to the two minute mark to see Romney's moment of jackassery.]
I'm not particularly inclined to be a Mitt Romney fan, but I actually generally believed that he might be a decent human being, but with the series of stories coming out this week, plus with his generally petulant attitude, I'm starting to think he might be bad for the country and maybe just a bad person. Charles P. Pierce does a great job of thinking about what's wrong with the guy who might be the next president:
If there's one thing you can say about Romney in his career as a politician is that there is nobody who he doesn't consider expendable, whether that is a staffer, a friend, an ally, or any particular group of constituents who presume to think that, just because they elected him, he owes them something. He is Nixon without the awesome, class-bred insecurities. Nixon knew when he was being vicious. He gloried in it. The White House tapes drip with his self-indulgent tough-guy crap through which you can see the quivering little grocer's son. That insecurity may be the only thing that saved the Republic. Willard Romney never has known that insecurity for a day in his life. He is casually vicious and he doesn't even recognize that he is.
To Willard Romney, voters vote for him because it is their job to vote for him, their part in the work of a righteous universe to give him whatever it is he wants.