Thursday, October 18, 2012

Tagg Romney and the Wimp Factor

This is an important point to consider--it really is unfathomable to me that Tagg Romney would say something like this on the radio, given the fact that he's been so close to his father's presidential and political aspirations for so long. Running for elected office is the new Romney family business, and Tagg has been a part of that for a long time.

I also cannot understand why more people don't discuss the wimp factor as it relates to Romney and his candidacy. His family represents the essence of wimpiness and being completely and utterly foofy and fancy. Never mind the jokes about dressage or strapping the family dog to the roof of the car--these are wimps, one and all. Romney and his sons have never served in the military, never had to struggle, and have had everything basically handed to them. The family business is investment banking and politics? Really? And you want to contrast that with President Obama, who plays a very physical game of basketball and has lived around the world and maintains an aura of cool that contrasts fairly sharply with the sensibilities of the Romney clan?

There is a country club aura that hangs over the Romneys and I can't believe more people aren't aware of just how elitist and pompous they are when they have to deal with the minions that Charles Pierce calls "the Help," which is everyone who is not a Romney, of course.

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