Articles by Mort Kondrake and Former Sen. Jim Talent were interesting to read this week. Both articles were supportive of Romney, and Mitt’s new book “No Apology”. Mort Kondrake, in 2006 was an avid supporter of Romney and from his current articles still appears to be strongly in Romney’s corner. In Kondrake’s 2006 article, on Real Clear Politics, he comes out swinging for Mitt writing:
“Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney (R) has one very impressive thing going for him as a 2008 presidential prospect: the right policy priorities for the country.”
Kondrake’s most recent article on Romney, was quickly picked up by blogger Steve St. Clair, who describes himself as: “I am a Latter-day Saint Director of Interfaith Relations for Orange County, California, and work with conservative Christian churches, organizations and universities.”
From a cursory look at the blog, he is a Mitt supporter. I was amused at St. Clair’s reference to Robert Millet and Millet’s book “Getting at the Truth”, the irony of the title brought on an instant chuckle. Awhile back a video was sent to me, of Robert Millet instructing LDS missionaries at the Mission Training Center for the LDS Church. Millet instructs the future missionaries on how to avoid answering questions given to them, while avoiding telling the truth to people.
The clip had been banned. Someone looks as if they took umbrage at the banning and put the clip back up, with a sense of humor added to the piece.
Wonder if Romney got training from Millet? Sounds like some of the tap dancing Mitt does when trying to avoid questions!
Former Sen. Jim Talent was the other article circling the net, on the Daily Caller he wrote:
“Gov. Romney wrote the book himself. To be sure, he solicited suggestions, advice, and edits from a range of advisors and friends (“No Apology” has two pages of acknowledgments) but the book says what Romney wanted to say in the way he wanted to say it.”
“will see the motives that make Romney “tick”: the entrepreneur’s desire to fix what is broken, the lawyer’s passion for organizing information and arguing ideas…”
Two pages of acknowledgments! The amount of opinions and advice needed by Romney as well as, Mitt’s “passion for organizing data”. Jim Talent certainly confirms what “Game Change" Authors described about Romney as needing contestant data from his campaign advisers, to the point Romney could not make decisions. Romney’s need for endless data lead him to indecisiveness of even making a decision on a campaign slogan. Doesn’t sound like strong executive ability.
For those who have not viewed the “Game Change” interview click the link on the side bar title: “Romney "Totally Indecisive", or scroll down the blog to find the interview.
Another quote by Jim Talent was also interesting:
“He’s also an intellectually and emotionally secure human being.”
Why the need to state Romney is “emotionally secure”?
Could it be there has been an under tow with Romney’s flare up on the plane from Canada to California, where Romney quickly went on the offensive in the press, releasing his version on the incident? Gordy, relative of Motown fame, remained quite for days, before telling his side of the story, of Romney grabbing him in a ‘condor grip”
A single incident might be one thing, but Romney has had several ‘incidents’ in the past--
Romney has an arrest record, as reported on Romneyfacts.com:
WAYLAND, MASS. (1981) -- ARREST- DISORDERLY CONDUCT.In June 1981, ROMNEY attempted to launch family motorboat at Cochituate State Park despite park ranger advising that he was prohibited from doing so because his boat did not display proper registration. ROMNEY was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct. ROMNEY handcuffed and transported in bathing suit to Natick police station, where released on own recognizance.5 Disposition: Charges were dropped when ROMNEY threatened to sue the state for false arrest; case dismissed at Natick District Court in February 1982. ROMNEY successfully petitioned that the files be sealed.6
Later during the 2002 Olympics Romney went out of control again- HUNTSVILLE, UTAH February 10, 2002, -- USE OF PROFANITY WITH LAW ENFORCEMENT, not to mention Romney’s statements of wanting to throw things at his plasma TV., over statement he heard by other candidates.
Mort Kondrake and Former Sen. Jim Talent might be in Mitt’s corner; however, it is up to the citizens of this nation to decide if Mitt is fit.
Don't forget to look at the Extra Friday Edition posted below on Romney and Bennett, posted just before midnight..