Ann Romney has had it up to here (holding my flattened palm at neck level) with all the Republicans who are attacking her hasband. (Hah! That is a legitimate typo which I’m just going to leave as is.) In her pique, Ann exclaimed:
“Stop it. This is hard. You want to try it? Get in the ring,”
The right wing lunatics who ran in the Republican primary against Mitt Romney can not appreciate this advice from Mrs. Romney. They did get in the ring and were bombarded into submission by wave after wave of Romney ad dollars spent to ruin their reputations and good name in the party. In fact the best example of Republican infighting and backbiting is not the current grumblings of disaffected Republicans sour on a Romney fail campaign. The best example of Republican on Republican back stabbing and character assassination was provided by the Romney campaign during the primary. Whining about it happening now seems petulant to say the least.
Romney spent all that money blasting those Republicans out of the ring, and now his wife wants them to get back in? I for one think that is a fantastic idea, but Ann actually does not. We know she doesn’t because there are several Republicans taking the Ann Romney challenge and trying to get in the ring. Unfortunately they face legal hurdles and heavy handed tactics by local Republican party bosses in gaining access to the ring Ann purportedly encourages them to enter.
For example when Virgil Goode tried to get in the ring on the Virginia and Pennsylvania ballots he was threatened with overwhelming legal costs by local Republicans and their coterie of lawyers. It should be noted that Virginia Republicans are no strangers to keeping names off the ballot by hook or by crook. Recall the successful effort to keep Rick Perry, Newt Gingrich and most of the Republican herd off the ballot during the Republican primary.
According to Ann, America and the world are lucky that Mitt has deigned to accept the Presidency:
[I]t is time for all Americans to realize how significant this election is and how lucky we are to have someone with Mitt’s qualifications and experience and know-how to be able to have the opportunity to run this country.”
Ann believes that it is about time for Americans to get their crap together, stop sniping at her man and get with the program! If Mitt loses that only shows that America is not serious about the significance of this election.
Her quote could be used to define the word arrogant. It is as if Ann expects the nation to fall into line and put Mitt where he deserves to be by dint of his superior experience and qualifications. She is completely baffled by the state of her husbands campaign and can’t believe the office will not be handed to him on a silver platter as has been pre-ordained by all that is right and good.
There’s a reason the Romney campaign is in a spiral right now, and the nation being out of touch and not able to understand what we should do for our own good is not that reason.