Thursday, January 24, 2008

Is Mitt Romney Ned Flanders?

I mean they’re both seen as wholesome and goody two-shoes and oh so religious, square and bland.(And I think they're both left handed) Really couldn’t you see Mitt saying something like Hidely-ho Neighborino?

Plus everyone hates them

From the New York Times article titled "Romney Leads in Ill Will Among G.O.P. Candidates"

At the end of the Republican presidential debate in New Hampshire this month, when the Democrats joined the candidates on stage, Mitt Romney found himself momentarily alone as his counterparts mingled, looking around a bit stiffly for a companion.

The moment was emblematic of a broader reality that has helped shape the Republican contest and could take center stage again on Thursday at a debate in Florida. Within the small circle of contenders, Mr. Romney has become the most disliked.

“Never get into a wrestling match with a pig,” Senator John McCain said in New Hampshire this month after reporters asked him about Mr. Romney. “You both get dirty, and the pig likes it.”

“What I have to do is make sure that my anger with a guy like Romney, whose teeth I want to knock out, doesn’t get in the way of my thought process,” Mr. Rollins said.

“The glee the other candidates go after Romney with is really unique,” said Dan Schnur, a Republican strategist who worked on Mr. McCain’s presidential campaign bid in 2000 but is not affiliated with any campaign now.

But Mr. McCain’s advisers, whose distaste for Mr. Romney is vivid, say Mr. McCain has been irked by what they perceive as misleading attacks and Mr. Romney’s willingness to say anything to be elected.

“He doesn’t play by the same rules the rest of us do,” said Charlie Black, a senior McCain strategist.

McCain aides were positively gleeful last week as they watched replays aboard their campaign bus of a heated back and forth between Mr. Romney and an Associated Press reporter who challenged an assertion about the influence of lobbyists in his campaign.
Mr. Schnur used a schoolyard analogy to compare Mr. Romney, the ever-proper Harvard Law School and Business School graduate, to Mr. McCain, the gregarious rebel who racked up demerits and friends at the Naval Academy.

“John McCain and his friends used to beat up Mitt Romney at recess,” Mr. Schnur said

And who doesn't remember the Homer Simpson classic "Everybody Hates Ned Flanders." Just replace Ned Flanders with Mitt Romney (and Rod and Tod with Tagg and Craig) and it works just as well

Everybody in the USA
hates their stupid neighbor.
He's Flanders and he's really, really, lame!
Flanders tried to wreck my song,
his views on birth control are wrong.
I hate his guts and Flanders is his name.
F-L-A-N-D-E-R-S, he's the man that I hate best.
I'd like to see his house go up in flames!
His name is Ned!
That's a stupid name!
He's worse than Frankenstein or Dr. No!
You can't upset him even slightly,
he just smiles and nods politely,
then goes home and worships nightly.
His leftorium is an emporium of Woo!
Don't yell at Ned!
His wife is dead.
Everybody hates that stupid jerk.
Springfield's caught with Homer's joyous loathing!
Filling clubs, with angry valentinos.
You don't have to move your feet,
just hate Flanders to the disco beat.
He's your perky, peppy, nightmare neighbourino!
If you like polite left-handers then I doubt you'll like Ned Flanders
or his creepy little offspring Rod and Tod.
That's us. Hooray!
His name is Ned!
He is so white bread.
The smiling mustache geek who walks with G-d!

Everybody Hates Ned Flanders

Ned Flanders: I wish we lived in a place more like the America of yesteryear that only exists in the brains of us Republicans.

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