In a not so shocking first interview since his presidential election defeat, Mitt Rommney admitted that it’s “killing him” not to be in the Oval Office. In a more than surprising admission, he blames his campaign (and I’m assuming himself) for not being able to connect with black and hispanic voters, and points to his “47 percent” debacle as the turning point of the race.
In a complete yawner, however (and who didn’t see this coming), his wife Ann “I love you women” Romney is still in the dark and is perfectly willing to blame the media for her husband’s rout, apparently unaware of the fact that a journalist’s job is to report what her husband and his campaign say and do. Ann, being a one percenter, is so totally insulated from the real world, that it is unfathomable to her that the actions of her husband are what caused his downfall. It wasn’t made up. It wasn’t a lie. It happened.
Now, perhaps in the days before social media, a 24 hour cable news cycle and practically real time reporting through the Internet, a guy like Mitt Romney could have gotten away with some of his ridiculous gaffes and his real thoughts spoken in “private rooms” away from the media, but that’s no longer the case. And someone who runs a 1950′s style campaign in 2012 is going to suffer.
But Ann just doesn’t get it because in her insular world, she can’t see past the fences of her estate or the walls of her gated communities. To Ann, this was an unfair, epic takedown by the “librul” media of the only man who could possibly have the ability to run the country.
“It was not just the campaign’s fault,” Ann Romney said. “I believe it was the media’s fault as well, in that he was not being given a fair shake–that people weren’t allowed to really see him for who he was. I’m happy to blame the media.”
See – Ann doesn’t get that “who he really was” was the man that showed his real side through the gaffes and statemens made in private rooms when he thought the rest of the world wasn’t listening. Mitt really does think corporations are people. Mitt really does think that 47 percent of the country were voting for President Obama because they’re moochers looking for free stuff. Mitt really isn’t concerned about the poor because of the safety net they have – the same safety net he would have dismantled given the chance. Mitt doesn’t have a clue as to what the actual income is of more than 90% of the population, and how could he? He’s just as isolated and insulated as Ann. But Ann will never understand what the rest of the world understands when she pretends to shop at Costco and doesn’t have to worry about filling up her gas tank. Or paying her mortgage. Or having a job.
Now that Romney has admitted what’s eating him up inside, it’s only a matter of time before we find a World Weekly News headline on the ever reclusive Mitt Romney taking a Howard Hughes turn, complete with long beard, hair, gnarled fingernails and toenails, designing his own Air Force One made entirely out of wood.