Thirty-nine days before the Presidential election, Mitt Romney doesn't appear to be the formidable challenge to President Obama that many expected. Indeed, Romney's ineptness has turned the tide in Obama's favor. What happened?
To trope on Bill Clinton, "It's Arithmetic." Colbert and Stewart have shown us that the Romney campaign adds up to lies and insults. Now it's our turn to do the math and decide what this campaign really adds up to.
We have had political party pep rallies, negative advertising, snippets of leaked off-camera dialog, meaningless rhetoric, and mountains full of fiction being passed along as facts but we have had little that resembles substance.
Mitt himself said, "My job is not to worry about those people." No, Mitt, your job as president, should you be lucky enough to buy it, is, in fact, exactly to worry about all of the people in this country. Every single one.
Romney seems to believe that his success in business will translate seamlessly into the complicated tasks associated with being president. Unfortunately for Romney, as he may have learned on this trip, this is not the case.
Mitt should stay home and talk about what a great businessman he once was and how that qualifies him to be commander-in-chief. His world bears no resemblance to the one that he would confront were he in the Oval Office.
Mitt Romney operates under the false assumption that government is like a business. This drives his distaste for spending federal money on our most crucial public servants. He said so, and he needs to be asked why. A lot.