Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Mitt Romney needs 50.1%. 50.1% of what?

In response to round #2 of Trump's imbecilic birther claims, Mitt Romney was just quoted as saying...

“You know, I don’t agree with all the people who support me and my guess is they don’t all agree with everything I believe in,” Romney said. “But I need to get 50.1% or more and I’m appreciative to have the help of a lot of good people.”

Now just what the fuck is that Mormon talkin' about?  I'd assume he was referring to 50.1% of the popular vote.  You would think in these days of gotcha politics and youtube snippets, the press would have had a field day with this one.  News flash Mitt... you need 270 electoral votes.  But astonishingly, nobody called him on it.  In 2000, Bush didn't get 50.1%.  Neither did Al Gore for that matter.

Candidate / Popular Vote Total / Percent of Popular Vote

Al Gore / 50,999,897 / 48.38%

George W. Bush / 50,456,002 / 47.87%

Ralph Nader / 2,882,955 / 2.74%

Yep... didn't do Gore much good, did it?  He ended up growing a beard and got a few university teaching gigs.  Didn't he admit to cheating on Tipper too?  Man, did that story get played down.  You'd think Fox news would have jumped all over it.  Preferably with animated cartoon reenactments of the sacred sex acts.  Personally, I'd enjoy watching a cartoon Gore having sex.  The monotone dirty talk would be exceptional... 

"We are now having sex."
"This feels rather good."
"I am preparing to finish."
"That orgasm was very satisfying."

Seriously though, I've been watching this Trump/Romney nonsense play itself out.  For the most part, Mitt is an exceptionally disciplined campaigner (except for the $10,000 bet with Rick Perry).  That's why it's so bizarre he'd be hanging with Donald the Douchebag.  Is a few million bucks from a fundraiser really worth allying yourself with the world's foremost media carnie?  My hunch is that Romney wants to get some of these associations out of the way as early as possible.  He feels obligated to nominally reach out to the dumbshit segment of the Republican party.  Better to do it on the early side and get it all out of the way.  It will likely be forgotten.  Mainstream America has an incredibly short attention span.  Come September 2012, they'll be to busy "Tebowing" in all the swing states.

Some say Trump's ego is larger that Anna Grubler, the famed German Olympic shot put artist.  Now that is a hefty intangible.  But what happens if Trump doesn't go quietly.  What if feels rejected when the spotlight has faded?  What if he decides he wants a starring role at the Republican National Convention and the Romney team doesn't want to bend.  If they don't allocate slots for Santorum, Cain, Palin or any of the other Republicons, why would they offer Trump a prime speaking role?  And trust me, he wouldn't eagerly accept the Wednesday 3 p.m. slot with Mike Huckabee's matronly wife.  Not his style.  He wants to tell that crowd in Tampa, "Barack Hussein Obama... you're fired!"

Just a friendly warning to Mitt - you reap what you sow.  And Trump's ego is far too massive to gently dissipate.  Because if Trump doesn't get his way...


Anonymous said...

I don't know what the heck is going on with Trump!
I bet you the Donald dropped $5grand to Mitt!!! Tops $10grand.

sonofsaf said...

What's going on w/ Trump??? Each of his synthetic hair follicles represents a self-absorbed, pretentious egomaniac. When the strands unite as one, they culminate in the ultimate narcissist of the 21st century. Kudos.

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