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Super Mitt-- fact or fiction?

Good morning, Netizens…


Cartoonist David Horsey asks some of the hard questions about Mitt Romney's Presidential candidacy.


The national news media is full of constant infighting between Obama and Mitt Romney, perhaps no more so than the endless bickering over Romney's tax returns. However if one looks closely enough, you will quickly see there are potentially more secrets buried inside the Romney other than his income taxes.


The most-essential question that bothers me is just who the hell is Mitt Romney? He took properly-conservative public positions as the Governor of Massachusetts on gay rights, abortion, healthcare and immigration, positions, some of which he seems to have tried to recently ignore. It is really difficult to get Romney to to clearly state his position on big government without lapsing into generalities and wasted airspace.


One thing is certain to me: he doesn't want to disclose all of his taxes. What is he hiding? It isn't just members of the Left Wing that are clamoring for full disclosure, either. The National Review, Texas Gov. Rick Perry, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and a long list of other Republican officeholders and conservative commentators are demanding access to Romney's tax records. The only member of the Right Wing who seemingly is urging him to stand his ground is Rush Limbaugh, if that counts for anything.


Of course, no tale of “The Mittman” would be complete without mentioning the list of his potential running mates. Some are saying he will have to find someone from within the ranks of the Mormon Church or face the wrath of his Bishop. Who might that be?


There are a lot of unanswered questions about just who the Mittman might be, once he takes off his costume.



Implications if Gingrich wins Florida…

Good morning, Netizens…


If you haven't been watching the debates between the Republican front-runners in the various primaries back East, you may have missed one of the truly great moments in political history. Apparently, Newt Gingrich's win in South Carolina over Mitt Romney has a lot of Republicans rattling in their cages, according to David Horsey's cartoon this morning.


Several high-ranking Republicans have already made statements to the media that they are very nervous about what would happen if Newt Gingrich should take the Florida primary. Some Republicans have suggested Gingrich cannot win the nomination at any cost. He will destroy the party. He will reelect Barack Obama and they’ll be ruined.”


If you can believe some of the Florida polls, Gingrich has edged ahead of Mitt Romney, although by a slim margin. Thus this morning's cartoon may have strong implications in the near-future. We may have to put up with Gingrich's attitude.


This could be interesting. Of course, your results may differ.



Why is Romney sporting mom jeans?

Good morning, Netizens…


Try as I might, I admit to being terribly unknowing when it comes to what the hell Mom Jeans are. When cartoonist David Horsey poked fun at candidate Mitt Romney for wearing Mom Jeans, I had no idea what he was talking about, but thank the Internet for setting me to rights. Ewww! Those jeans are truly hard on my eyes, especially when Romney is attempting to portray himself as a man of the people.


Okay, so what the hell are mom jeans and why is Mitt Romney wearing them? David Horsey defines mom jeans as high-waisted denims cut wide to accommodate the ample hips, thighs and posteriors of American mothers too busy driving their kids to soccer games to find time for a personal trainer. As I quickly found out, there are a couple of online photo galleries devoted to images of Romney in mom jeans. There are videos, too, several of which were pretty funny. And it has become a topic on Twitter. Egods, those jeans are truly hard on the eyes, but I said that already.


So just why is Mitt Romney putting on this costume? Perhaps he is simply trying to portray himself as more the man of the people rather than a multi-millionaire Mormon. He is perhaps doing his part to help the American public forget who he once was.


If so, American voters would do well to remember Mitt Romney for who he really is, especially in light of his recent comments about how he loves to fire people that work for him. I don't know which is more troublesome: Mitt Romney in mom jeans or Mitt Romney who loves firing people.


I guess until we get to the bottom line of who Mitt Romney is, I will simply pass on him as a serious political candidate. Of course, your choices may differ.



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