Monday, August 13, 2012

Weathermen Required

Christian Schneider:
Romney’s ideological malleability is well known. As governor of Massachusetts and then U.S. Senate candidate against Ted Kennedy, Romney took politically advantageous positions that seemed to belie his inner conservatism. Whenever he had an argument with himself, it seemed like the other guy always won. As a conservative friend of mine rationalized, “At least he was tricking the liberals, not us.”

But with Romney’s selection of Paul Ryan as his running mate, the era of questioning Romney’s conservative credentials feels like the Mesozoic Era. He delivered conservatism’s most attractive antidote to the Obama economy, which speaks volumes about Romney’s dedication to free-market solutions to the nation’s ills. This glorious flip inoculates him against any previous flops.
I suspect the really annoying uncle is going to GET CHRISTIAN'S NOSE AGAIN!

8 comments:

mikey said...

Well.

That's certainly ONE way to look at it.

To be honest though, it's not the first one that leaped to mind for me...

Smut Clyde said...

This glorious flip inoculates him against any previous flops.

Retroactive inoculation!
This is what happens when you put thiotimoline in vaccines.

vacuumslayer said...

I suspect the really annoying uncle is going to GET CHRISTIAN'S NOSE AGAIN!

Don't pull his finger, Christian! DON'T PULL HIS FINGER!

Smut Clyde said...

Gazoogling for "Romney" + "inoculate", every second hit naturally involves veterinary science, but we do learn from the sheer number of hits that (1) a lot of effort goes into protecting Rmoney from the implications of his rhetoric, and (2) people on the Intertuba are fond of cliches.

Smut Clyde said...

"national review" + inoculate
-- 80,400 Ghits.

"Politico" + inoculate
-- 57,200,000 Ghits.

"Paul Ryan" + inoculate
-- 95,800 Ghits

"Mitt Romney" + inoculate
-- 1,870,000 Ghits.

tigris said...

the era of questioning Romney’s conservative credentials feels like the Mesozoic Era

What, something that never happened because GOD?

fish said...

What, something that never happened because GOD?

The Mesozoic era was 6000 years ago, right before Adam was created from the mud. OBVIOUSLY!

rolls eyes at tigris

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

He delivered conservatism’s most attractive antidote to the Obama economy

If old ladies dying in the street is the best they've got, they're not going to be too popular.