For his whole life in politics, Mitt has been terrified of making a mistake as bad as his father’s “brainwashing” comment from 1968. Mitt hasn’t made a mistake as bad, he’s made one that’s worse.
I don’t see how Mitt survives his comments at a $50,000 a person fundraiser in Boca Raton in May, where he was unaware he was being recorded as he spoke to his fellow one percenters. For once, he seems to speak with passion and conviction and from the heart:
“There are 47 percent of the people who will vote for the president no matter what. All right, there are 47 percent who are with him, who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe the government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you-name-it. That that’s an entitlement. And the government should give it to them. … My job is not to worry about those people. I’ll never convince them they should take personal responsibility and care for their lives.”
Mitt should take personal responsibility for being such an appallingly awful candidate. But I’m sure that for the rest of his life, he’ll blame the media or prejudice against Mormons or some other excuse that’s as phony as he is.
His epic disaster of a campaign will drag its fatally wounded self to the finish line over the next seven weeks, but it’s over.
Unless Obama announces at one of the debates that he really is a Kenyan Muslim Communist, Mitt is done.