Friday, April 29, 2011

Mitt Romney ~ Gaffe or Strategy?

We're going to hang him with that -- uh, so to speak, metaphorically, with, uh, you have to be careful these days, I learned that -- with an Obama Misery Index." ~ Mitt Romney

Now-a-days we have to be careful because we have a black man for president, and Omigod, we have to tread lightly, or someone will call me a racist?

When Romney planned to use Reagan's "misery index" and hang it around President Obama's neck, he was not likely to be thinking of the president's skin color. Citizens are miserable and it is all President Obama's fault, just like when Jimmy Carter was president. "We're going to have to hang him with that...", that being his newly created buzz word "Obama Misery Index". No big deal, he just said "hang it around his neck", any intelligent person would know what "that" was.

But he hesitates, and explains the obvious as if an admission of guilt. Then, reminds listeners how difficult it is to talk normal, because our President is black and ooh so sensitive, he may take the comment the wrong way and think it was a white man wanting to lynch a black man. He thought it funny as did those in the audience. I doubt anyone would have noticed "hang him" if Romney had just continued his speech as planned. Unless, what he said was exactly what he planned to say.

A non-issue, just the press trying to make something out of nothing. I can picture President Obama chuckling about it and First Lady Michelle, shaking her head and rolling her eyes. Sad, though, because some ejects will be writing in comments...

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