I really should visit Rolling Stone more often

This is pure political gold – from Matt Taibbi, a famously smart person and one I used to read a lot.

Most presidents have something under the hood – wit, warmth, approachability, something. Even the most liberal football fan could enjoy watching an NFL game with George Bush. And even a Klansman probably would have found some of LBJ’s jokes funny. The biggest office in the world requires someone who buzzes with enough personality to fill the job, and most of them have it.

But Romney doesn’t buzz with anything. His vision of humanity is just a million tons of meat floating around in a sea of base calculations. He’s like a teenager who stays up all night thinking of a way to impress the prom queen, and what he comes up with is kicking a kid in a wheelchair. Instincts like those are probably what made him a great leveraged buyout specialist, but in a public figure? He is a disaster.

 

9 responses to “I really should visit Rolling Stone more often

  1. He is a stiff, wooden disaster, and why he wants to be president is beyond me.

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  2. It’s not just Romney’s lack of warmth. It’s a lack of empathy, which is apparent in so many of his actions.

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  3. Matt Tabbi has MUCH MORE to offer about Wall Street….

    I love his writing! ….

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