Tuesday, March 11, 2008

The Hope That Dare Not Speak Its Name... Mittmentum! (JM)

Could it be? Might it be? Please, God in heaven, should you have mercy upon our gentle souls, please let John McCain pick Mittmentum as his VP candidate. We here at AOTG would be amongst the happiest people who have ever existed. Seriously though, I suspect he would be an excellent choice for McCain. In trying out for the role today, Romney was an utter demon of an attack dog. An excerpt (via Politico):

"I think he is the better match-up for Senator McCain because the public recognizes just how inexperienced he is," Romney said. "With Senator Clinton there is some confusion in perception that somehow being there while her husband was president made her a foreign policy-national security experienced person. She is not. She doesn't have any more experience, really, of a significant nature than Barack Obama does. But in Barack Obama's case, people recognize this guy was a state senator and before that he was a community activist. He has been a United States senator for a short, short period of time. He is in no significant way qualified to lead the country at a time of war, to lead the country out of an economic challenge. This is not a person who can stand up to Senator McCain.”

To make his case, Romney employed a canine metaphor.

Listening to Obama and Clinton discuss their national security credentials, Romney said, is akin to "listening to two chihuahuas argue about which is the biggest dog."

"When it comes to national security, John McCain is the big dog, and they are the chihuahuas," he said.

This is some grade-A attack material. Also Mittmentum immediately boosts McCain's biggest weakness, economics. Additionally, Romney came to be well loved by conservatives, is young and seemingly fit to hold the presidency. This would be a pretty smart pick for McCain if he can get over the animosity, this would also be a smart pick for us, because Mitt is so darn funny. And maybe, just maybe, we'll get to see Tagg again, and that would be just swell.

1 comment:

Ted said...

It takes big Mormon balls to speak in canine metaphors with stuff like this in your past.