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Wednesday, February 01, 2012

Romney's "Moon Colony" Florida Victory Speech

It was a terrible Florida victory speech weighted in bashing others with no uplifting message.  It was as challenging to understand as Gingrich's "Moon Colony" apparition.

Former Governor of Massachusetts Mitt Romney made his own, special version, of building colonies on the moon during his victory speech in Florida's Republican primary election victory.  He marginalized academics, bashed Europeans and slammed "Obamacare" (a cheaply negative cliche).

Then, he extended empty promises to vulnerable people without any explanation whatsoever about how he intends to make things better, as he said:

"In the last ten days, I met a father who was terrified that this would be the last night his family
would sleep in the only home his son has ever known. I’ve met seniors who thought these would
be their best years and now live day to day worried about making ends meet. I’ve met Hispanic
entrepreneurs who thought they had achieved the American Dream and are now seeing it

Okay, Governor Romney, tell us how you will raise up the seniors or the Hispanic entrepreneurs.
Instead, he proceeds to tear down typically non-political academic institutions, where enlightenment still exits:
"Like his colleagues in the faculty lounge who think they know better, President Obama demonizes and denigrates almost every sector of our economy. I will make America the most attractive place in the world for entrepreneurs, for innovators, and for job creators. And unlike the other people running for President, I know how to do that."
World wide- American education and academia are the very places where our nation has NOT lost it's leadership among other nations.  Why would Governor Romney use this victory opportunity to denigrate
American academics?  What point is there is bringing down the very institutions that educate our children?

Romney takes every chance he can to raise Obama bashing to fingernails across a blackboard screeching levels when he challenges the President as in this quote:

"President Obama believes America’s role as leader in the world is a thing of the past. He is
intent on shrinking our military capacity at a time when the world faces rising threats. I will insist
on a military so powerful no one would ever think of challenging it."

But he doesn't explain how to pay for this promise.

And Romney promises his version of a moon colony (as rival Gingrich seriously misstepped) with this quote:

"I will not just slow the growth of government, I will cut it. I will not just freeze government’s share
of the total economy, I will reduce it. And, without raising taxes, I will finally balance the budget."

As though academic and Obama bashing weren't enough to tank Romney's negative speech, 
he added on European slamming as the final bitter compliment:

"I want you to remember when our White House reflected the best of who we are, not the worst
of what Europe has become."

(For those of us who happen to like Europe, this message is truly misleading at best, totally
marginalizing an entire continent.)

Undoubtedly, Governor Romney is a visually attractive candidate. His wife and family are
photogenic, as well.  Nonetheless, beneath the photo-shop veneer, Romney is a self promoter who cannot explain what he will do to deliver on his rhetorical empty promises. At least the vision of a moon colony is something we can absolutely "get", regardless of whether or not it's cemented in reality.


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