I could have conceivably voted for George Romney. He was the kind of the Republican that I respected back in the day even if I disagreed with some of his views. In fact, in all the years I lived in Masschusetts, I voted for a Republican governor once. It sure wasn’t Willard Mitt Romney. Even then, the son fell far from the father’s tree.
Dennis G explains the difference:
Where the father was strong, the son is weak. Where the father had beliefs, the son has none. Where the father focused on the needs of others, the son focused on his selfish wants. And when the crazies of his day said “Follow us and do what we say”, George Romney said “NO” and stood his ground. And when the crazies of today bark orders to Mitt, he just grovels, falls in line and says “tell me what to say and do”.
Indeed, Grover Norquist himself told the CPAC crowd last weekend conservatives don’t need a fearless leader to lead the way. Grover already has the agenda set in stone. All he needs is someone who can sign the bills his bought ouff Congress creates into law. Norquist assured them, Romney will do as he’s told.
It’s too bad. As Dennis said, “George Romney deserved a better son.” The father would rather stand up for his core values than win an election. His son only cares about winning, no matter what the cost to himself, or our counry. [Image via]