Or SEXXXXXIST, or some other “ist” Of course if you just read the headline “Swarmin’ With Mormons” it might not seem RAAAAACIST, but since Stacy McCain wrote it, and since he is, like me, not down with the establishment, and is therefore not down with Mitt, well………….. you know what the Karl Roves of the GOP will say don’t you?
If you don’t vote for Mitt, why do you hate America? That was the fundamental theme of Friday’s super-patriotic rally for former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney at an industrial warehouse here.
After a three-hour drive from Jacksonville, I arrived slightly late and was stunned by the size of the crowd, as evidenced by the cars parked streetside and in every parking lot near the Lanco & Harris warehouse. Four TV satellite trucks were parked near the loading dock, and as I walked up the ramp into the warehouse, some cranky geezer was onstage ranting about how he was fed up with all these darned debates.
“Nineteen of ‘em! I’m tired of the mud wrestling!” the geezer said, provoking applause from the crowd of about 500 packed into the warehouse. As I got closer to the stage, I recognized the cranky geezer as Sen. John McCain, who then said: “Hey, you kids, get off my lawn!”
OK, maybe I just imagined that last quote, which didn’t show up in Maggie Haberman’s report for the Politico, but I’m sure I got the trademark cranky-geezer tone just right.
Exactly why the Romney campaign wants this elderly loser campaigning for them, I don’t know. McCain lost Florida by 200,000 votes four years ago. But there are lots of grumpy old folks in Florida who are registered Republicans, and maybe having McCain stumping for Mitt generates some sympathy or something.
Stacy knows, as do most of us, that Mitt will win Florida, and that could pave the way for the presidential showdown no Tea Party person, or real Conservative wants. YEP! The Hair vs the Teleprompter! Obamacare vs Romneycare!
Another thing, that just crossed my mind, what if John Kerry were the president? Imagine him debating Mitt. The Flip flopping would be off the chain. What an opportunity for a pancake house to host a presidential debate.
“Welcome to tonight’s presidential debate, sponsored by Flips House of Flapjacks, home of the the world famous Flip-Flop Flapjack!”