April 22, 2008

Mitt Romney's name comes up in oral argument in the Supreme Court.

It went like this:
CHIEF JUSTICE ROBERTS: I think--I mean, obviously you're correct that this system benefits incumbents, but it benefits your client in a particular way as well. The parties are certainly interested in candidates who will fund themselves because that presents less strain on the party's resources.

MR. HERMAN: Mr. Chief Justice, they are interested in those candidates only inasmuch as they get elected. The moment that the public turns on them, they won't be interested. And certainly the public was not particularly interested in Mitt Romney, who spent a significant amount of money on his own behalf, and many other spectacular flameouts.

(Laughter.)

CHIEF JUSTICE ROBERTS: I'm not sure we need characterizations of the political candidates--

(Laughter.)

8 comments:

Pastafarian said...

Now that both Democratic candidates have shot themselves in the foot, leaving the path to the White House virtually unobstructed for any Republican, I'd bet that a lot of Republican voters would love to have another chance to vote for Mitt instead of McCain, the Democrats' first choice for the Republican candidate.

Romney's early departure was the only classy move in this entire campaign season.

Republicans allowed their crazy Christian fundamentalist wing to reject Romney for his Mormonism. That segment of the big-tent Republican party continues to be a millstone around the neck of conservatism.

rhhardin said...

It must have been nervous laughter.

Quayle said...

The Christian fundementalist wing won the battle and lost the war.

Now they get to put up with John McCain that (a) is not beholden to them at all, and (b) does what he wants on social issues and therefore has a chance to further sideline the fundementalist wing by capturing more of the center.

Not exactly an intelligent move, but their biggotry and hatred of Mormons has always been irrational.

Zeb Quinn said...

Crazy Christians had nothing to do with it. Otherwise McCain never would've won it either. Romney was a hairspray coiffed, tanned, and manufactured candidate who had a history of monumental flip-flops. The base never trusted him. Simple as that. McCain, like him or not, is what he is.

Cedarford said...

The Christian Fundies fucked themselves by rejecting Romney, splitting the conservative vote 3 ways with inelectable Pastor Huckleberry and Lazy Fred. That allowed the treacherous conservative anthema John McCain to waltz right in.

Agree with Pastafarian - Republicans allowed their crazy Christian fundamentalist wing to reject Romney for his Mormonism. That segment of the big-tent Republican party continues to be a millstone around the neck of conservatism.

These are the same Fundie assholes behind the Terri Schiavo Fiasco and who call for executing women that have abortions - who scare the living heck out of independents and moderate women, driving them to Democrat ranks.

Of course Romney shot himself in the foot by thinking that groveling and pandering to the Christian Taliban would make them reconsider their bigtry towards Mormons - when all it did was make Romney look phony and inauthentic to other voters, and gained Romney little ground with the Fundies..

titusdouwantoreallyhurtme said...

Mitt Romney is absolutely gross and has not convictions or principles whatsoever.

a psychiatrist who learned from veterans said...

I kind of like that Roberts guy.

Titan said...

Republicans allowed their crazy Christian fundamentalist wing to reject Romney for his Mormonism.

Romney shot himself in the foot by trying to play to that crowd. His speech on religion was an atrocity.

His biggest strength was that he was not a die-hard conservative; he was a great businessman who had become the Republican governor of Massachusetts(!). He should have ran with that. The American people was competence and moderation this time.