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Sadly, Dino Rossi’s days as an elected politician here are finished, although Jim Miller was his usual expert self in not figuring this out without help from his commenters. (In fairness to Jim, it did involve
big numbers which reflect reality.)
Now that Mr. Rossi has left the rough and tumble of electoral politics behind him, going back to his career of
Galtian hero who creates wealth profiting from the suffering and misery of “the little people”, what will become of our inspirational near-namesake? Long known as the clubhouse of Mr. Rossi’s most star-struck fanbois, how will they survive without him? Sure, gracelessly refusing to call his twice-victorious opponent by her proper title whilst urging her (and others) to make sacrifices on our behalf will do for now, but how, oh how will they continue? Perhaps they’ll just have to climb down from their treehouse, recognize that politics is more about policy than personality, and understand that vote-by-mail is here to stay, resulting in sky-high turnout rates for King County.
Nah, they’ll just transfer their hopeless man-crush to someone else:
Mitt Romney has the good looks of a President cast in Hollywood.
While he didn’t actually play in any B-movies, or action-hero roles, or subsequently make a mess of governing California, we can imagine he did. And darn it, that’s good enough!
His wife, Ann, would make an attractive first lady and, politically crass as it sounds, her multiple sclerosis would gain sympathy in a campaign.
STOP MAKING FUN OF TRIG!
All five sons are handsome, successful and married to beautiful women.
(There’s a special place in wingnut hell for any guy with (a) the guts to serve in an actual shooting war, who (b) then denounces it after returning home. Mitt’s refusal to do either makes him Their Man.)
He is a member of an American home-grown religion, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, better known as the Mormons. Although Mitt says Jesus is his Lord and Savior, many Christians consider Mormonism a cult. This is because the LDS theology is at variance with orthodox Christianity as defined by the creeds and other Christian statements of faith.
Having your political party depend on the votes of bigoted fundie Christians has a downside, you say? Blasphemy!
He probably could get by the faith issue, America is more tolerant than in years past…
Despite the chronic and strenuous efforts of said fundie voters.
As a candidate in past campaigns, he took some decidedly liberal stands on issue such as abortion, gay rights and immigration.
It’s almost like he wanted to get elected in our modern America.
He now touts himself as a conservative especially on financial matters but to claim the conservative mantle, he has flip-flopped on several aforementioned social issues. He may be able to slip by this by arguing he has learned his lesson since his days as a Republican candidate in one of the bluest of blue states.
Flip-flopping and claims of expediency being the currency of our self-described moral leaders.
Mr. Romney has his work cut out for him.
Sadly, the Magic 8-Ball says he’s the candidate most likely to die in a bizarre accident involving a big jet airplane.