Thursday, May 24, 2012

Romney is Toast

I don't mean he's going to lose. He may win.

I mean he's literally a piece of unbuttered Wonder Bread toast. There is nothing in the suit. He says nothing.

On your average day, this is pretty obvious. But pair him up with Mark Halperin, who has to be one of the most vacuous empty suits in journalism (see more on Halperin here and here), and you have a real contest of nothingness.

I defy you to find Romney saying anything here:

Or how about here:

He continues to say nothing at length here:

Here, he indicates that he has a 59-step plan to put people back to work and boldly drive the unemployment rate down to 6% by the end of his first term. He just can't tell you a single one of those 59 steps or how his efforts differ from current policy ... which CBO estimates will have unemployment ... at 6% by 2016-2017. That's right: Romney's central campaign promise is that he can match the unemployment rate that will result from zero policy change over the next 4.5 years. That's like eating water-flavored toast.

Andrew Sullivan critiques the interview well:
Mark Halperin interviews Mitt Romney. If you do not feel the urge to "cut out your own heart with a dull knife" after reading it, there's something wrong with you.

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