Thursday, February 07, 2008

So long, Uncle Mitt

So Grandpa Fred isn't Reagan and you aren't either. Big deal. It's really better for you this way: Considering you went from being a moderate to become governor in Massachusetts, then changing to a hardline conservative to win the Republican nomination, by the time you eased your stances enough back the other way to become president, you'd be exhausted.

You did a great job, though, in becoming cannon fodder in this clip:

Other than Bill Richardson's reference to opening talks with the Soviet Union, this is by far my favorite debate moment. I do not agree with John McCain on very much. I'm not going to vote for John McCain. But you have to respect him, especially for putting a schmuck like Romney in his place.

EDIT: I forgot to include this, from McCain's wiki page. It's one of the great slams of all time. When he ran for Senate the first time, the other Republicans called him a carpetbagger because he hadn't lived in Arizona very long. Finally, he got pissed off and said this:

"Listen, pal. I spent 22 years in the Navy. My grandfather was in the Navy. We in the military service tend to move a lot. We have to live in all parts of the country, all parts of the world. I wish I could have had the luxury, like you, of growing up and living and spending my entire life in a nice place like the first district of Arizona, but I was doing other things. As a matter of fact, when I think about it now, the place I lived longest in my life was Hanoi."

1 comment:

Chris said...

I'm trying to imagine how Hillary would defend herself against "carpet-bagger" charges, ala McCain. Maybe: "Listen, pal, would YOU stay in Arkansas?"