Wednesday, August 22, 2012

"These guys are awesome"

Somebody is among the luckiest political candidates in history. His good fortune doesn't extend to the who might be the victims of the Republican Platform.
Republicans drafting their party's official policy platform on Tuesday ratified a call for a Constitutional ban on abortion that makes no exceptions for rape or incest. The vote to endorse the party's long-standing opposition to abortion and support for a "human life amendment" took place at a meeting of the GOP's official platform committee in Tampa, the site of next week's Republican National Convention.
And, of all times, this occurred just as Mitt Romney was deciding (coin flipping) to call for Todd Akin to step aside, leading Akin to say this:
"Why couldn't he run his race, and I'll run mine?"
And just like that Todd Akin and the GOP platform, like Paul Ryan, are things that Mitt Romney is going to have to carry to term. But does Romney mind?
HUCKABEE: Would you have supported a constitutional amendment that would have established the definition of life at conception?

ROMNEY: Absolutely.
So it really is about just how Akin said it, not what he said.

[cross-posted at Firedoglake]


Sharon said...

I have to mildly object to the meme that President Obama is "lucky."
I see this a lot.
It's like the world of sports where black athletes have "natural talent" and white athletes have a "great work ethic." Anything that blacks achieve is luck or inborn talent -- not because they spent years and years honing that talent.
The President may indeed be lucky but it's not luck that got him where he is or will get him re-elected.
He and his team are very shrewd politicians and one of the things they've done is to give the Republicans enough rope, and then stand back.
Look at how the Obama campaign has gradually moved from "presidential" to "very nearly full out." (Full out should arrive in a few weeks.)
I don't think luck is what's going on. Just as Romney is not "unlucky" -- he's so entitled that he can't grasp that the black guy is kicking his butt.

pansypoo said...