Romney lost his bid for the presidency by the faults and weaknesses of his personality. It had nothing to do with ideology. Not much to do with economic plans, nor the federal budget shortfall. Granted he is a good businessman.
His personality was revealed when he expressed his real feelings. The voting folks were uneasy with him as a human being.
- He treated his dog inhumanely. Could he treat his constituents any better?
- He used every lawyerly esoteric method to reduce his income tax liability. The real details of his tax returns remain shrouded in mystery.
- He demonstrated underlying emotions of disdain towards 47 percent of the voting electorate who are “government dependents” (and do not pay taxes?).
- His attitude towards working women (“binders of women”), and women’s health hurt him among 51 percent of the voting electorate.
Lastly, raising dogs is more popular among the electorate than breeding race horses.
There is more to be said about the differences between the two candidates for the president – living with your mother-in-law in the same household is one little unadvertised virtue that Obama has over Romney.
© 2012 Mandy Lender.