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Mitt Romney: President for the 1% (video)

Mitt Romney has had such a lackluster showing on the national stage that I am amazed he is still running for president.

But he has enough money behind him to overcome the fact that he’s a milk-toast rich boy. The oligarchs would rather have a malleable milk-toast than a loose cannon (ie, Sarah Palen, Michelle Bachmann, Rick Perry) in the White House.

Watching Romney defend corporate personhood (top video) and promote bowing to market forces and allowing continued home foreclosures (bottom video), it’s obvious to see who his masters are, and it’s not the 99%. At the end of his clip about letting foreclosures happen, I’m surprised he didn’t say, “Aw… let them eat cake.”

5 comments on “Mitt Romney: President for the 1% (video)

  1. Jarom Smith
    October 27, 2011

    Dear Pamela Powers:
    Saying that Romney is having a “lackluster showing on the national stage”  is completely false.  Romney has led the polls for the better part of his presidential run on a national level.  He is currently leading the polls in Florida, Iowa, New Hampshire, and South Carolina.  If he wins all four of the first states,  there is little chance for any other candidate.  
    Your sullen petulance about being part of the “99%” does nothing to establish credibility.  You are welcome to go camp out in Oakland if you feel your views are better represented there.


    • Pamela Powers
      October 27, 2011

      Actually, at several junctures, Bachmann, Perry, or Cain was ahead of him.


    • tunkashila
      November 6, 2011

      Romney may have led the polls of GOP voters, but this has not, to date, inspired confidence in his abilities on the national stage.  After all, when you’re never able to garner more than 25% support in your own party, I would hardly describe that as a robust showing, nationally or otherwise 
      Your anger at being part of an insane, dysfunctional group of plutocrats is understandable and even credible.  Were you a braver soul, you might even join the protests in Oakland, but that would take a level of honesty that eludes you.


  2. tiponeill
    October 27, 2011

    I’m still betting on Perry. Mittens isn’t evil enough for the Repub base.


    • Pamela Powers
      October 27, 2011

      You’ve got a point.


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The Tucson Progressive: Pamela J. Powers

I stand on the side of Love. I believe in kindness to all creatures on Earth and the inherent self-worth of all individuals–not just people who agree with me or look like me.

Widespread economic and social injustice prompted me to become a candidate for the Arizona House, representing Legislative District 9 in the 2016 election.

My platform focused on economic reforms to grow Arizona’s economy, establish a state-based public bank, fix our infrastructure, fully fund public education, grow local small businesses and community banks, and put people back to work at good-paying jobs.

In the Arizona House, I was a strong voice for fiscal responsibility a moratorium on corporate tax breaks until the schools were fully funded, increased cash assistance to the poor, expansion of maternal healthcare benefits, equal rights, choice, unions, education at all levels and protecting our water supply.

After three terms, I retired from the Arizona Legislature in January 2023 but will continue to blog and produce my podcast “A View from the Left Side.”

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