When you wish upon a star:
A Republican strategist said something interesting and revealing on Friday . . To squeak out a majority, Mitt Romney probably needs to win at least 61 percent of the white vote — a figure exceeding what George H.W. Bush commanded over Michael Dukakis in 1988. The Republican strategist told Brownstein, “This is the last time anyone will try to do this” — “this” being a near total reliance on white votes to win a presidential election.
Tough to tell who plays the handsome prince in this movie — Mitt Romney or White People. Either way it’s not exactly an optimistic forward-thinking campaign. As racial barriers break down it gets increasingly difficult to target a single demographic. It was easy back when the “races” saw each other as strange and threatening, but we’re far more likely now to see our commonalities rather than differences. Nonetheless the Romney campaign will remind white people that Obama is black and his buddies love welfare which is the real reason he became president anyway, to grease the posse.
Romney’s campaign has been floating word of late that it sees a potential presidency as following the mold of James K. Polk — fulfilling dramatic policy change, and leaving after a single term. “Multiple senior Romney advisers assured me that they had had conversations with the candidate in which he conveyed a depth of conviction about the need to try to enact something like Ryan’s controversial budget and entitlement reforms,” reports the Huffington Post’s Jonathan Ward. “Romney, they said, was willing to count the cost politically in order to achieve it.” David Leonhardt floats a similar sketch, plausibly outlining how Romney could transform the shape of American government by using a Senate procedure that circumvents the filibuster to quickly lock in large regressive tax cuts and repeal of health insurance subsidies to tens of millions of Americans.
Finally, the Real Mitt Romney. He’s going to run a racist campaign in order to flash-transform the U.S. government into a skeletal support system through procedural skullduggery. Then he’ll bail, leaving millions of Americans, primarily those people of color he attacked, without health insurance or other means to crawl from the cesspool of poverty. Sounds like a monster to me.