It goes without saying that the 2016 presidential election is going to be quite entertaining. If every Republican who I think is going to run ends up actually running (Bachmann, Carson, Huckabee, Bush, Cruz, Paul, Christie, Romney) it will be nothing but pure gold for any journalist or pundit covering politics.
And now that it seems almost all but certain that Mitt Romney is going to make a run at it in 2016, I really can’t wait.
I remember during the 2012 elections telling people that President Obama’s campaign didn’t even need to come up with campaign ads. All they really needed to do was quote Romney word for word and that would have been more than enough to show the American people what an absolute fool he is.
While I wouldn’t call Romney the worst candidate in United States history, he was easily one of the most ridiculous. This is a guy who passed “Romneycare” while governor of Massachusetts (practically the same exact law as “Obamacare”), all the while calling Obama’s signature health care law “unconstitutional.” Where he stood on any given issue varied day to day (or even sometimes hour to hour) based upon whatever audience to which he was trying to pander.
Time after time he just made himself look like a complete idiot.
Well, keeping with the theme of idiotic statements surrounding Mitt Romney, recently an anonymous former advisor told The Boston Globe that if Romney were president, ISIS wouldn’t exist.
“There wouldn’t be an ISIS at all, and Putin would know his place in life,” the advisor said. “Domestically, things would be in better shape.”
Bold claims – though all completely asinine.
Nothing Romney would have done could have prevented what’s gone on in Syria which is what really triggered the massive growth of ISIS. Nothing.
And Putin would have done exactly what he did regardless of who was president. What would Romney had done to stop him, use military force and risk a world war? Putin couldn’t care less about the United States’ feelings about his invasion of Ukraine.
I guess Romney’s “plan” would have been waging simultaneous wars in Ukraine, Syria, Libya, Afghanistan and Iraq. Yeah, that would have worked out really well for everyone involved.
Then he has the nerve to insist that “domestically things would be in much better shape.” I guess this individual doesn’t realize that the main reason why we’re having issues domestically is because of all the lies and misinformation Republicans have been pushing for years.
Let’s face it, if Romney were president right now (with the exact same economic numbers we’re seeing now) they would be painting him as a legend. Honestly, just imagine if a Republican were president right now and:
- We just had the best year for job creation since 1999.
- Stocks had reached record highs.
- Oil prices were at their lowest levels in years.
- GDP growth had been strong.
- Unemployment was well below 6%.
You know, everything we’ve seen happen in this country over the last few years. They would be erecting a statue in his honor right next to “Saint Reagan.”
Thankfully though, a Republican isn’t president right now – a Democrat is. Just like a Democrat was president the last time this nation saw historic economic growth.
And I don’t know about all of you, but “President Mitt Romney” is a thought that terrifies me. I’m grateful that I’ll never have to see that become a reality because he stands absolutely no chance at winning the presidency in 2016.