This is a four and a half minute YouTube collection of video clips from notable Republicans, starting in 2007 when Mitt Romney first left his Gubernatorial post in Massachusetts and began the process of campaigning for the office of President of the United States.
Some background: Romney’s first attempt at the presidency occurred in 2008. Many of these comments originate either from that year’s Republican primary contests, or from the ones held earlier this year.
To use a popular catchphrase, “Politics makes for strange bedfellows,” an expression that means, in part, that an individual involved in the business of politics (and make no mistake, it is a business) might find themselves forced to make alliances with one’s enemies. One of the most amusing things about the political process is the perception that, in order for you to win an office, you must smear and discredit all others who seek the same office. This practice is fairly universal and is followed by nearly all candidates.
This leads to strange reconciliations when the eventual winner emerges. Suddenly, “Joe is a good guy again! Forget all that I told you about him being a convicted felon, or his marital infidelity, or that he’s so stupid he can’t write his own name without help. He’s our candidate now, so let’s all support him!”
Which brings us to this video. It’s hilarious to me that there have been so many negative comments about this year’s Republican Presidential candidate, made by his peers! And, sadly, much of what is said in here is at least partially based on some truth. In the early stages of campaigning, candidates have to be careful not to completely make stuff up or it can and will be used against them later on.
Now, admittedly, this was put together by someone who’s not a supporter…still, after watching it you have to wonder what public functions must be like when these guys all get together.
Whomever you choose to support, please be sure to go out on Election Day and cast your vote.