Why Mitt Romney Should Never Be Elected to Any Office - Ever

Mitt Romney has no real 'ideas', that much was obvious early on. He has nothing original to contribute. All of his proposed "solutions" to the ills of the United States are Republican talking points which date back to Reagan or, in some cases, Nixon. That he brings nothing to the table though is only the second best reason why he should not be allowed to occupy the White House.

The primary reason that Romney should never be elected to anything is that while he talks big on individuality he seems incapable of recognizing people as individuals. Whether this is some form of psychosis, or a product of overprivilege I do not know but he seems genuinely ignorant of the fact that people, regardless of income, race, religion, etc., are individuals or are capable of thinking outside of a hive mind. This lack of awareness seems to be at the heart of an ongoing series of campaign blunders.

The most obvious example, of course, was his assumption that the 47% of Americans who do not pay taxes are all lazy, hard core Obama supporters who consider themselves victims. It, apparently, did not occur to Mr. Romney that the poor and working poor are very different from one another, from different backgrounds, of different ideologies and do not hold annual meetings to decide who to vote for. He was shocked, I'm sure, to learn that most of those 47% live in solidly Republican states.

His lack of awareness though is reinforced by a less well publicized quote discovered in a transcript produced by Mother Jones:
“So we can capture women’s votes, we’re having a much harder time with Hispanic voters. And if the Hispanic voting bloc becomes as committed to the Democrats as the African American voting bloc has in the past, why we’re in trouble as a party and, I think, as a nation.”

Sure, the quote sounds incredibly racist, but I don't think that was the intent. I believe that, again, he simply doesn't understand that people are individuals and capable of acting as such. If African Americans and Hispanic voters really did vote as a unified block for any party, regardless of its ideology, that could be a dangerous thing. The party that they voted for would have an enormous and growing advantage going into every election, regardless of the platform it ran on. However, once again, African American and Hispanic voters do not meet in secret and decide who they, as a group, are going to vote for.

Regardless of a persons gender, race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation or income level, each person in a group is capable of thinking for themselves. They are able to look at the candidates, the platforms of the political parties and decide for themselves which candidate is best qualified to represent them and which policies they believe to be in their best interest. If, as a candidate, you don't get enough votes it is because you were unable to convince people that your policies were in their best interest. It is not because the voters were African American or Hispanic or lazy. That is what Romney, for all his talk about individual choice and responsibility, seems incapable of grasping and that is the first, best reason why Romney should never be elected to any office, regardless of how many tantrums he throws.

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