Math, myth, Mitt

I  just received a Romney email asking for money. It claimed that Mitt has momentum, a myth, and that the GOP has better numbers than in 2008. No matter, Mitt will lose on election day since he lacks the numbers that count, the votes of real people. No lies or myths will change the math to allow a Mitt win.

Carly Fiorina

English: Carly Fiorina Português: A empresária...

English: Carly Fiorina Português: A empresária Carly Fiorina em São Paulo. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Carly Fiorina was CEO at Hewlett-Packard until she was forced out in 2005. She ran for the US Senate in 2010 and lost. She was a John McCain supporter in 2008 and is now a Mitt Romney supporter in 2012. She strayed from the GOP script in 2008 and disappeared from the airways for a period of time. I do not recall what she said, but four years later she is back on script. On Meet the Press this morning, she was echoing the GOP line that women are starting to be more supportive of Mitt because of their concern for the economy. The discussion just prior had been about Richard Mourdock and Todd Akin.

Carly Fiorina is an intelligent person and has written a book, Tough Choices: A Memoir, that is worth reading. However, when I hear Republicans repeating the party line ad infinitum, I question what they think of the intelligence of the listening voters.

Ex-Lax for Mitt, part 2

Mitt Romney presidential campaign, 2008

Mitt Romney presidential campaign, 2008 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The American public will render a verdict on Mitt‘s lies on election day in November. However, until that day he is getting away with some whoppers. Whenever he is called out on his lies, he or his campaign just act as mirrors saying that President Obama and the Democrats are the real liars and too many people believe him. That is why I want us to express our displeasure with Mitt’s lies by mailing his campaign samples of Ex-Lax as a visible, tangible sign of our displeasure. The mailing address is:

Romney for President
P. O. Box 149756
Boston, Massachusetts 02114-9756

At the same time you mail a package to Mitt, I suggest a donation of equal value to the Obama campaign at

I want the Boston post office and the Romney campaign to think that the Christmas rush has arrived two months early. I will notify the Boston media what to expect. If we manage to inundate the Romney campaign with packages of Ex-Lax demonstrating how we feel about Mitt’s lies, we may receive local and/or national media attention. I suggest that you write Ex-Lax for Mitt on the outside of the package so that everyone will know what’s in the box without the need to open it.

It is time to demonstrate to Mitt and to the world that many Americans will not stand idly by as much of the media ignore Mitt’s lying and Mitt ignores the media.


Mitt’s mask

Mitt front runner

Mitt front runner (Photo credit: JonMartinTravelPhotography)

While watching the debate, I wondered if Mitt were wearing a mask or if he had an appliance in his mouth to aid him in holding that slight smile for 90 minutes. It only disappeared while he was speaking. If it wasn’t the above, I wonder how long he had to practice holding that smile in debate practice before he mastered the technique. Perhaps longer than it took him to memorize his answers and the zingers that he did not use.

Benefit of the doubt

I think that most Americans would like to give Mitt the benefit of the doubt as he attempts to find a winning narrative. However, at this late date it is impossible to know what Mitt believes in, the 1%, the 47%, the 53%, the 99%, the 100% or none of the above. When once he strayed from the truth, the straight and narrow path of truth becomes difficult or impossible to find again. Even if we were willing to give Mitt the benefit of the doubt, the Republican Party has shown itself unworthy of our trust as it delayed recovery from the Great Recession for political gain. Too many Americans have suffered for too long for voters to forgive the GOP who show no remorse.