September 22nd, 2011
This is great: Mitt Romney telling USA Today–without being prompted, it seems–that he hopes Sarah Palin will get in. “She would make the race that much more exciting,” he said.
Oh yes. Goodness knows Mitt Romney craves excitement! He’s a lot like that rock-band, guitar-playing Jon Huntsman in that way. And he certainly appreciates having a subtle political mind like Sarah Palin’s as part of the national conversation. As he’s been telling everyone who will listen, the problem in Washington is that you’ve got all these career politicians. And at least Sarah Palin isn’t a career politician. In fact, she was willing to sacrifice her political career to avoid becoming a career politician. If Rick Perry wanted to be qualified to govern the United States of America, he would have resigned as governor years ago. It’s just a fact. Science.
This is vintage Romney–bald-faced political positioning done with utterly transparent insincerity. You can see the processors whirring as the logic board does the calculations.
Perry commands support from “conservatives” and “Tea Party.”
“Conservatives” and “Tea Party” have pushed RomneyBot 4000 to second place in polls.
Chances of victory for RomneyBot 4000 while in second place: .28746322017.
Must add new candidate to split “conservative” and “Tea Party” support.
Palin 1.0 commanded intense support from “conservatives” and “Tea Party.”
Will engage developers to push Palin 2.0 module into campaign model.
Perry support will halve.
RomneyBot 4000 becomes frontrunner again.
He’s like a particularly humorless Dalek, with Just For Men hair. (The fly-away look he’s been rocking must have focus-grouped really well.)
If you want to know why Romney keeps losing elections, it’s because of stuff like this. Voters can smell it.
I think I’d actually respect him more if he just said “I hope Governor Palin gets in the race because `tertius gaudens’, you know what I’m saying?” Of course, like you said, the Romneybot seems to tell unconvincing lies almost as a point of principle/OS architecture.
I met Fehrnstrom once…sounds about right.