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And then there were five

The Associated Press (AP) is reporting Republican Tea Party (GOTP) presidential hopeful Jon Huntsman is dropping out of the 2012 campaign circus and will be – no big surprise – endorsing Willard Mittens Romney, bringing dozens of new supporters to Romney.

Reportedly Huntsman will endorse Mittens because he believes Romney is the best candidate to beat President Barack Obama in November (and he’s the only person still running who isn’t a lunatic or adulterer). Campaign manager Matt David said Huntsman will announce his withdrawal at an event in Myrtle Beach, S.C.

Huntsman was virtually invisible throughout the race, being pummeled in the Iowa caucuses and placing a distant third in New Hampshire, and his chances of winning South Carolina were not looking particularly good; of course if Huntsman had bothered to ask any “normal” American – meaning anyone who isn’t an uber-conservative rich white guy – then he’d have known there wasn’t a snow ball’s chance of him ever winning the GOTP nomination much less the Presidency – c’mon when you’re more bland than milk toast how can you win in today’s media charged world?

That said however, now the debates will no longer have any sense of “normalcy”, it’s full throttled Looney Tunes from here on out.

 
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Posted by on January 16, 2012 in 2012 Election

 

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Mittens likes to fire people

Wow, really? According to the Associated Press (AP) Republican Tea Party (GOTP) guess we’re stuck with him front-runner Mittens Romney has declared, “I like being able to fire people who provide services to me”. What do you know about that, finally something truthful has fallen out of Romney’s lips.

Of course it wasn’t long before rivals shot at him, “Gov. Romney enjoys firing people. I enjoy creating jobs,” said former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman.

But not to be out done, the Reverend Ricky Perry posted a ringtone to his campaign website that consisted of Mittens mewing, “I like being able to fire people,” over and over.

Romney’s remark about firing people was the second jarring moment for the front-runner in the span of less than 24 hours.

On Sunday afternoon, the millionaire businessman told an audience that he understood the fear of being laid off, adding, “There were a couple of times when I was worried I was going to get pink-slipped.” His aides refused to provide details, but that’s not surprising because there were no details to provide; Romney has never been, nor will he ever be someone who had to worry about losing his job.

Romney has repeatedly attempted to tout his career in business as the core credential of his candidacy, saying over-and-over his firm, Bain Capital, created 100,000 jobs as it started some firms while taking over, remaking and then spinning off others.

Newton Leroy Gingrich however disputed Mittens oft repeated claim saying that Bain Capital “apparently looted the companies, left people totally unemployed and walked off with millions of dollars.”

Perry has also been attacking Romney’s so-called business “sense”.

“If you’re a victim of Bain Capital’s downsizing, it’s the ultimate insult for Mitt Romney to come to South Carolina to tell you he feels your pain. Because he caused it,” he said.

“I have no doubt that Mitt Romney was worried about pink slips – whether he’d have enough of them to hand out.”

As proof of his criticism the Reverend cited Holson Burns Group Inc. of Gaffney, S.C., where he said 150 workers who made photo albums lost their jobs. “They looted that company,” Perry said, referring to Bain Capital.

Romney is not one of us, he was born with a silver foot in his mouth and one day he’ll die with the same foot firmly planted there; he’s never created any jobs but has decimated more than one company; his knowledge of how to create jobs might fill the proverbial thimble, while his knowledge of firing people would fill volumes.

 
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Posted by on January 9, 2012 in 2012 Election

 

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