Mitt gets Mitted Out
Obama deserves another term the Salt Lake City Tribune said.

Perhaps the republicans didn’t hear that too good.

Obama deserves another term.
Obama deserves another term.

Obama deserves another term.

Obama deserves another term.

Obama deserves another term.

Obama deserves another term.

For over thirteen years I’ve been saying not all republicans are stupid… Now finally, finally,  FINALLY!..  I am proved correct…  The people on the Salt Lake City Tribune, are not stupid….  They are Republican.  Actually, all of Utah is Republican, (I believe it was two weeks ago split 80/20 in favor of Romney…)

Of course in America anyone can say what they want.  But few can put it as eloquently as this…..

First the build up of Mitt……

Nowhere has Mitt Romney’s pursuit of the presidency been more warmly welcomed or closely followed than here in Utah. The Republican nominee’s political and religious pedigrees, his adeptly bipartisan governorship of a Democratic state, and his head for business and the bottom line all inspire admiration and hope in our largely Mormon, Republican, business-friendly state.  
 But it was Romney’s singular role in rescuing Utah’s organization of the 2002 Olympics from a cesspool of scandal, and his oversight of the most successful Winter Games on record, that make him the Beehive State’s favorite adopted son. After all, Romney managed to save the state from ignominy, turning the extravaganza into a showcase for the matchless landscapes, volunteerism and efficiency that told the world what is best and most beautiful about Utah and its people.

Wow.. what a great guy… If that was all there was, even I’d think I’d might vote for him…. But the Salt Lake Tribune goes on… and expressly lays out why Mitt Romney would be “not good” for America.

It is not the only Romney, as his campaign for the White House has made abundantly clear, first in his servile courtship of the tea party in order to win the nomination, and now as the party’s shape-shifting nominee. From his embrace of the party’s radical right wing, to subsequent portrayals of himself as a moderate champion of the middle class, Romney has raised the most frequently asked question of the campaign: “Who is this guy, really, and what in the world does he truly believe?”

Then, the reason…..

The evidence suggests no clear answer….Romney, though, is shameless, lavishing vastly diverse audiences with words, any words, they would trade their votes to hear.

So, Romney once had it, but  lost their trust… Now what about Obama?

 For four years, President Barack Obama has attempted, with varying degrees of success, to pull the nation out of its worst financial meltdown since the Great Depression, a deepening crisis he inherited the day he took office.

In the first months of his presidency, Obama acted decisively to stimulate the economy. His leadership was essential to passage of the badly needed American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Though Republicans criticize the stimulus for failing to create jobs, it clearly helped stop the hemorrhaging of public sector jobs. The Utah Legislature used hundreds of millions in stimulus funds to plug holes in the state’s budget.

The president also acted wisely to bail out the auto industry, which has since come roaring back. Romney, in so many words, said the carmakers should sink if they can’t swim.

Obama’s foreign policy record is perhaps his strongest suit, especially compared to Romney’s bellicose posture toward Russia and China and his inflammatory rhetoric regarding Iran’s nuclear weapons program. Obama’s measured reliance on tough economic embargoes to bring Iran to heel, and his equally measured disengagement from the war in Afghanistan, are examples of a nuanced approach to international affairs.

Then back to their former favorite son.

 The Salt Lake Tribune editorial board had hoped that Romney would exhibit the same talents for organization, pragmatic problem solving and inspired leadership that he displayed here more than a decade ago. Instead, we have watched him morph into a friend of the far right, then tack toward the center with breathtaking aplomb. Through a pair of presidential debates, Romney’s domestic agenda remains bereft of detail and worthy of mistrust.

And the final….

Our endorsement must go to the incumbent, a competent leader who, against tough odds, has guided the country through catastrophe and set a course that, while rocky, is pointing toward a brighter day. The president has earned a second term. Romney, in whatever guise, does not deserve a first.

That’s it…   Why any rational or unrational person would still support Mitt, after the performance we have seen, is completely beyond human understanding…

It’s the Tea Party’s fault.  They are the ones who ruined Mitt, making him kneel before them for their blessing, and then have to mainsteam himself  for a general election, causing him to look like a bumbling fool in the attempt…  Republicans… how long are you going to keep putting up with these Conservatives who not only ruined the Republican Party in this fair state, but ruined the Republicans chance at a national office?  If you can’t control your own,  how can the rest of us put any trust in you to run our lives without unnecessary drama?..

So now Massachusetts and Utah,  both Mitt’s home turfs, are telling us… “uhhh, we know him… don’t vote for this guy….”

It’s forward with Obama.  And if you don’t like that and have to blame someone… Blame the Tea Party….