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article imageOp-Ed: Mitt Romney makes talk show rounds on election ambitions

By John Presta     Sep 7, 2014 in Politics
Washington - The strange odyssey of Mitt Romney continues as he books on Sunday talk show appearance after another. Today the odyssey continued on “Fox News Sunday” with Chris Wallace to insist that he is not running again for President of the United States.
The number of times that Mitt Romney has denied he is running. "I've spoken on this topic so many times, I don’t really have anything new to do add. I’m not running, I’m not planning on running.” However, Romney takes joy, bordering on giddiness to insist in his best "I coulda been somebody, I coulda been a contender" voice. "I would have been a better president than Barack Obama has been."
Romney now sounds all too much like the Marlon Brando character in "On the Waterfront," who insist to Rod Steiger (Charley) that if it had not been for the fixing of the fight,"I coulda had class. I coulda been a contender. I coulda been somebody, instead of a bum, which is what I am, let's face it. It was you, Charley"
As Roger Simon wrote late last week in Politico, that "Romney actually put it best."
Simon wrote, “I have looked at what happens to anybody in this country who loses as the nominee of their party. They become a loser for life.”
Romney then slips into fantasy land during the "Fox News Sunday" interview, a place that his advisers had insisted he would be the "President of the United States," even while the votes were being counted on Nov. 6. 2012. His advisers told Romney up to the last minute, "You got this thing."
Even after the votes showed that Barack Obama won a second term, Karl Rove held up the Fox News broadcast that was to have declared Obama the winner.
It is heart breaking for Romney, who clearly has not gotten over the stunning defeat and rejection by the American people. "I wish it were me. But my time has come — come and gone. I had that opportunity. I ran, I didn’t win. Now it’s time for someone else to pick up the baton.”
But?
“When the president is weak, bad people do bad things,” Romney insisted who was critical about Obama's golf game and for not calling Putin names for Russia’s incursion into eastern Ukraine in an invasion. “If you can’t speak decisively, you can’t be decisive.”
As if realizing that Barack Obama cannot run for president again, Romney turned his attacks on former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Pairing both of them together, Romney called Obama and Clinton "two peas in a pod" adding in a lame attempt at humor, "The American people have tasted that, and said look, that’s not a good taste.”
It is also not a good look for Mitt Romney. It is time for him to ride off into the sunset and allow some other Republican a chance to lose a presidential election. This time against Hillary Clinton.
This opinion article was written by an independent writer. The opinions and views expressed herein are those of the author and are not necessarily intended to reflect those of DigitalJournal.com
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