During the campaign, Mitt was a robot trying to be a human. During his concession speech, he was a human trying to be a robot, to hide his raging feelings and just get through the damn thing and get off the stage.
Meanwhile, I was trying to feel sorry for him, but I just couldn’t do it.
I kept thinking of all the lies he’d told during the campaign, from his very first ad where he showed Obama quoting McCain, but making it look as if they were Obama’s own words, not a quote. Then we had lies like saying Obama’s welfare reforms eliminated the work requirement and all the “You didn’t build it” crap. Finally, he ended with the false claim that Jeep was shipping American jobs to China, intended to help Mitt win Ohio.
Mitt’s campaign clearly believed that if you tell a big lie often enough, people will come to believe it. But Mitt’s big loss shows that if you tell a big lie often enough, people will come to believe you are a liar.