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Romney's New Mini Headache---Cookiegate!

luvguins 2012/04/20 03:17:58
Mitt has no clue how average Americans live.
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Poor Willard. Hard as he tries he just can't seem to relate to ordinary folks. At a set-up meeting with some selected middle class Republicans in Bethel, PA on 4/18 he sat down at a picnic table with them and tried to relate with their concerns.

Sigh. Mitt Romney needs to stop pretending to relate to people. He needs to stop making jokes, stop making small talk, and just sit there, I think. Because talking to people never works out well for him:

The governor sat down at a picnic table set with food and made an apparent attempt at humor.

“I’m not sure about these cookies,” Mr. Romney said. “They don’t look like you made them,” he said turning to one of the women at the table. “Did you make those cookies? You didn’t, did you? No. No. They came from the local 7-Eleven bakery or wherever.” [...]


The cookies, in fact, were donated from the popular Bethel Bakery around the corner from the community center, and once Mr. Romney’s comment was broadcast on local airwaves offended residents took to Facebook and Twitter to complain. The episode was inevitably called “CookieGate.”

Yeah, way to bond with the locals. Insult their popular local cookies. Take that, Barack Obama. (Apparently, however, the comments went over well at 7-Eleven, which would like you to know that it does indeed bake its own cookies.)

All right, first off: This isn't a big deal, okay? So we're not going to make fun of him for it.


After all, it's not like he strapped cookies to the top of his car and drove off with them. It's not like he commented on how his new beachfront house has a special elevator just for cookies. It's not like he visited a shut-down factory and claimed that it'd be open if it wasn't for that meddlesome Obama, only to have people quickly find out the factory closed under Bush. (Wait, that one actually happened? Just now, you say? Oh, Christ, Mitt, are you even trying?) No, it's just a little local gaffe of the sort that Mitt Romney, consummate retail politician, the man who can take both sides on any issue faster than you can say tax cuts for rich people, makes all-the-freaking-time. It'd be mean to even bring these things up, at this point.


I think Mitt's problem is that his first instinct in any public situation is wrong. His first public opinion on any issue? Wrong, necessitating a quick explanation by his campaign as to what he really meant. His first instinct on how to pander to locals? Complement them on their "trash bag" raincoats, or the moderate palatability of their "cheesy grits," or how their locally baked cookies look like the stuff you'd find at the local Kwik-E-Mart. He wants so much to bond with the locals, and be the funny, down-to-earth guy that all of the people who he pays say he is, but it comes out wrong.


My own advice is to stop trying. I think Mitt should just bag the bond-with-the-locals act, ands start showing up to campaign events dressed like the rich guy on the Monopoly box. Screw showing up at NASCAR or NFL events, just show up with NFL team owners and say, "See this guy? He owns that shit the rest of you like." Make appearances at factories, sure, but spend the time giving them advice on how they could best maximize profit value by selling the place for parts. Anything. But he needs to stop trying to bond with people over their food choices, whether it be over their "cheesy grits" or their insufficiently homemade cookies, and just embrace the fact that he's a mega-wealthy multi-home-owning vulture capital baron who only gets rid of his illegal immigrant laborers during the times when campaign season rolls around. Embrace your strengths!

The bakery tried to make light of it and offered a "Cookiegate Special", a doxen cookies free with each dozen purchased, and a 7-11 spokesman wanted Mitt to know that they do supply fresh baked goods to 5500 stores daily.

Read More: http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/04/19/1084760/-...

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  • Keeping It Real 2012/04/22 08:35:09
    Mitt has no clue how average Americans live.
    Keeping It Real
    +2
    2face Romney don't know or care about the average Joe Bloe which is why he can't relate to them.
  • Cognito22 2012/04/21 18:19:45
    Undecided
    Cognito22
    Really?
    People are upset because the cookies looked professionally made instead of just home-made? And considered it an insult?
    Wow, Democrats must be desparate to find fault.

    Just stop the hate, Luv.
    It isn't pretty.
  • luvguins Cognito22 2012/04/21 19:22:31
    luvguins
    +2
    I'll stop when Romney acts like a human being with some social graces instead of a store mannequin who cannot relate to average Americans. Must be why his likeability rating is only 36%, and lower than any previous losing Repub candidate.
  • hazel 2012/04/21 05:04:15
    Undecided
    hazel
    +2
    WOW!! ..You libbys must be in far worse shape than I even dreamed of ...really? your going after ROMNEY about cookies double face palm
  • luvguins hazel 2012/04/21 05:09:56
    luvguins
    +2
    Another faux pas. Foot in mouth yet again. There goes PA for him.
  • hazel luvguins 2012/04/21 05:12:13
    hazel
    +1
    you are just joking right
  • luvguins hazel 2012/04/21 05:14:55
    luvguins
    +2
    Nope, PA residents tweeted and posted on Facebook that he made them angry.
  • hazel luvguins 2012/04/21 06:49:29
    hazel
    i AM JUST SITTING HERE SHAKING MY HEAD
  • Cognito22 hazel 2012/04/21 18:21:40 (edited)
    Cognito22
    +1
    Pretty pathetic isn't it?
    This is the level liberals have sunk to.
    And they can't even see it.
    I guess when you are a bottom feeder, the muck looks good.
  • hazel Cognito22 2012/04/21 19:13:01
    hazel
    They are really at the bottom of the barrel
  • luvguins Cognito22 2012/04/21 19:26:59
    luvguins
    +1
    Aww, isn't that precious. Guess that's all you desperate RWNJs can come up with such a lame candidate who has no prayer of winning in November.
  • Cognito22 luvguins 2012/04/21 19:48:09
    Cognito22
    +1
    Methinks the lady doth protest too much.
  • luvguins Cognito22 2012/04/21 20:14:19
    luvguins
    +1
    Dream on.
  • oldlady Cognito22 2012/04/25 10:53:31
    oldlady
    +1
    The rave is an SH glitch. I raved luvguins yet you ended up with it. Hmmmm, SH sure is getting desperate with the election near :/
  • Cognito22 oldlady 2012/04/25 13:17:45
    Cognito22
    Did it hurt?
  • oldlady Cognito22 2012/04/25 13:51:48
    oldlady
    +1
    Just a ittsy bittsy, was it good for you? Only 230,000 more raves and I'm getting a brand new car!

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    Is your favorite color still potato?
  • Cognito22 oldlady 2012/04/25 13:56:37
  • luvguins Cognito22 2012/04/25 14:08:55
  • Cognito22 luvguins 2012/04/25 14:10:21
  • luvguins Cognito22 2012/04/25 16:44:05
  • Cognito22 luvguins 2012/04/25 16:51:26
  • luvguins Cognito22 2012/04/25 16:56:34
  • Cognito22 luvguins 2012/04/25 17:01:32
  • luvguins Cognito22 2012/04/25 17:44:35
    luvguins
    I would have enjoyed it too, and I am white. I stared down a neighbor of mine recently for that. It was his roommate that yelled so you fail again.
  • Cognito22 luvguins 2012/04/25 18:08:46
    Cognito22
    +1
    "I enjoyed such moments -"
    And he still does today.
    Envy is a powerful fault to overcome.
    And his resentment is still very visible.

    He's such a poor role model and worse leader.
  • luvguins Cognito22 2012/04/25 20:06:59
    luvguins
    Not the opinion of those who will re-elect him in November. Get your sour grapes ready. No envy and resentment when you hold the highest office in the country.
  • oldlady luvguins 2012/04/25 14:41:57
  • Chieki 2012/04/21 03:07:14
    Mitt has no clue how average Americans live.
    Chieki
  • texasred 2012/04/21 01:19:30
    Undecided
    texasred
    +4
    Mitt has more of a clue how average Americans live than Obama. Obama thinks average Americans are all radicals and communists. They aren't.
  • luvguins texasred 2012/04/21 01:31:12
    luvguins
    +1
    Silver spoon, Romney, has no clue how middle class Americans live and work. Handpicked Republicans that met with him in Bethel, PA found that out. One mentioned that taxes should be increased, and another that the Dept of Education shouldn't be dismantled. Mitt had no answer, and he went mute.
  • texasred luvguins 2012/04/21 01:44:44
    texasred
    +4
    Obama spends so much time with wealthy Hollywood celebrities he's become a very good actor. He has no remembrance of how middle class Americans live and work, he just acts like he does. But what's worse is that he doesn't care about middle class Americans. He only cares about his Socialist agenda.
  • luvguins texasred 2012/04/21 01:48:51
    luvguins
    Well, he is not a socialist, but if he was the middle class would get as much benefit as the poor. Socialism is already here along side capitalism and you live with it daily. Socialism
  • texasred luvguins 2012/04/21 02:03:11
    texasred
    +4
    http://www.examiner.com/artic...

    And I'm against the majority of what is listed in your "sign." Privatization would improve the quality and cost of pretty much everything on there. No problem with the military.... The military is part of what the Constitution believed in.
  • luvguins texasred 2012/04/21 04:04:05
    luvguins
    Robin Leach must want to restart his "Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous" show.
    The GOP loves the rich, and will bleed the middle class to give them more. Be great to have corrupt capitalists privatize everything and rip everyone off. Privatized prisons are ripping off the states overcharging more per prisoner. Haliburton overcharged for meals for our troops in Iraq billing $8.00 for each single can of coke. Greedy b*stards the country doesn't need.
  • texasred luvguins 2012/04/21 05:30:54
    texasred
    +3
    Better than bleeding the life and money out of every working person in the US... which is what Obama wants to do.
  • luvguins texasred 2012/04/21 05:35:47
    luvguins
    How so when he's cut payroll taxes? You make over $250,000.00 per year. That is the only group he ever mentioned increasing tax on.
  • texasred luvguins 2012/04/21 05:43:47
    texasred
    +3
    Did it ever occur to you that most small businesses make between $250K and $750K a year? Do some research and you'll see that he wants to kill the businesses that create the most jobs in this nation.
  • luvguins texasred 2012/04/21 05:51:18
    luvguins
    Their entire business may make that and probably pay local business tax. The owner may not realize over $250,000 in personal net income with deductions like their business taxes.
  • texasred luvguins 2012/04/21 05:54:04
    texasred
    +2
    No hope for you, luvguins. No hope.
  • luvguins texasred 2012/04/21 05:58:42
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