I’m surprised by the number of people rushing to write Mitt Romney’s political obituary this morning. The Republican presidential candidate, often his own worst enemy, was caught on video basically saying that 47 percent of the country is dependent on the government and therefore committed Obama voters not worthy of his time.
Putting aside emotion and the sheer stupidity of the comments — every mic is a hot mic, remember — is this anything we didn’t already know about this guy? The Republican Party is dominated by extremists, and Romney has twisted himself inside-out and back again to please them, right up to and including his VP pick. Prime example: the former governor of Massachusetts went from supporting abortion rights to calling for the elimination of Planned Parenthood.
Romney has shape-shifted so many times, it’s impossible to know who he really is and what he really stands for. He wants to repeal Obamacare. Wait, some of Obamacare. Wait, which parts?
The extremists driving the GOP bus believe that Obama wants to turn America into a socialist country. He wants to take their guns. He’s a Muslim who wants to impose Sharia Law. Evolution and abortions for all!
My point is these people were never going to support Obama, no matter what Romney says or does. This latest attempt at self-destruction is a blip on the radar. My prediction: the story plays out in a few days and has little impact on the race.