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Thursday, December 19, 2013

'Mitt'

Netflix has this documentary premiering at Sundance in January (trailer available here), shortly after which it will be available to the public. One of Romney's friends was in charge and I'm excited to watch it.

Here's what the Washington Post had to say about it:
“If Romney had released a video like this, perhaps things would've turned out differently,” The Washington Post’s Brian Fung wrote. "In 138 seconds, Whiteley's trailer somehow manages to make Romney more of a real person than all the stumping he did."
Now, Washington Post. Let's not forget your job in 2008 and again in 2012 - it was to make sure Obama was elected. You could have made Romney more "real" if that was truly your object - just as you and other media made Obama "messianic" in both campaigns - feeding his now apparent narcissism.

Therefore what you, media, focused on during the Romney campaigns was not his many strengths and good character and experience, but his "failures" both real and imagined. If similar attention had been paid to Obama, we would have noticed Obama's lack of experience as a leader and his close ties to Saul Alinsky, and by 2012 could have paid much more attention to his many failures in office such as Fast and Furious, Benghazi, annual trillion dollar deficits, more troops killed in Afghanistan under Obama than under all of Bush, Obamacare (which was written before, even if it was written to be implemented after the election so people who hadn't read it wouldn't know how bad it is... ). I could go on. But I won't.

We missed a great opportunity to have a president who is strong in character, leadership skills, budget cutting skills, and is compassionate all wrapped up into one.

1 comment:

  1. I watched the trailer and I think watching the movie would probably even make me more sad at what could have been.

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