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(Yahoo)   Romney comes across more likeable in a two-min trailer for Netflix documentary than he ever did during entire '12 campaign   (news.yahoo.com) divider line 96
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2013-12-18 05:00:41 PM  
Also known as the Dole Effect.
 
2013-12-18 05:11:14 PM  
You weren't a flip-flopper, Mitt. You were a giant lying sack of shiat. Come to terms with that.
 
2013-12-18 05:19:00 PM  
What about the 2012 campaign?
 
2013-12-18 05:21:49 PM  
2 minutes, the exact amount of time it takes before he returns to smarmy d-bag the country relegated to the car elevators of history.
 
2013-12-18 05:23:15 PM  
That documentary should have been called "Historical Footnote."
 
2013-12-18 05:24:45 PM  
Except for the fact that there is proof in the first 15 seconds that he was such an arrogant ass that he really DIDN'T have even the outline for a concession speech prepared.
 
2013-12-18 05:27:44 PM  

Stone Meadow: What about the 2012 campaign?


I guess that campaign is just too much for him to overcome.
 
2013-12-18 05:28:23 PM  

Stone Meadow: What about the 2012 campaign?


I'd give a 47% chance of likeability.
 
2013-12-18 05:28:25 PM  
I have no doubt that in the hundreds of hours of video footage taken during the campaign you can find about 120 seconds where, with a bit of judicious editing and maybe some special effects, you can make it seem like Mitt Romney is a likable human robot.
 
2013-12-18 05:30:49 PM  

Solid State Vittles: Stone Meadow: What about the 2012 campaign?

I guess that campaign is just too much for him to overcome.


Nailed it...

~3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-12-18 05:30:57 PM  
 
2013-12-18 05:31:04 PM  
Honestly, I'm sure Romney is a wonderful and likeable guy to people who he considers part of his group. That was always the issue, as it often is with conservatives. If they see you as one of them, or worthy of dignity and respect, then they will treat you great. It's the narrow-mindedness of only seeing certain people as part of that group which makes you horrible. So yes, in a documentary which shows him interacting with his own family, I'm sure he comes off great.
 
2013-12-18 05:31:14 PM  

qorkfiend: I have no doubt that in the hundreds of hours of video footage taken during the campaign you can find about 120 seconds where, with a bit of judicious editing and maybe some special effects, you can make it seem like Mitt Romney is a likable human robot.

 
2013-12-18 05:31:29 PM  
"One scene shows him trying to iron a suit while he's actually wearing it."

And this was the very best candidate that the GOP had to offer.
 
2013-12-18 05:32:43 PM  
Wife looks like she ate a bowl of lemons.
Suck it, you entitled beeyotch.
 
2013-12-18 05:32:52 PM  
the film maker got 6 years of access, of course he's sympathetic. that said this might be interesting if you are a student of politics.

no i don't like him and have no idea how he could have got to election day w/o a concession speech. that's just retarded.
 
2013-12-18 05:33:04 PM  

Petey4335: Stone Meadow: What about the 2012 campaign?

I'd give a 47% chance of likeability.


~i.huffpost.com
 
2013-12-18 05:33:05 PM  

UncomfortableSilence: 2 minutes, the exact amount of time it takes before he returns to smarmy d-bag the country relegated to the car elevators of history.


2 minutes:
-enough time for a concession speech. A short-ish one, though.
-enough time to ask Mom & Dad for a loan to start a business.
-enough time to write off 47% of the people you're spending a billion dollars (mostly of other people's money) to try and represent.
-enough time for the Romnon to oscillate among several observable states, and claim to have existed in none of them.
-enough time to get the USDA RDA of Hate.
 
2013-12-18 05:33:25 PM  

skyotter: http://pixel.nymag.com/imgs/daily/intelligencer/2013/12/18/18-mitt-gi f .o.jpg/a_560x375.jpg

wow.


Pictured: A Typical Republican needing parental supervision.
 
2013-12-18 05:33:26 PM  

TrollingForColumbine: qorkfiend: I have no doubt that in the hundreds of hours of video footage taken during the campaign you can find about 120 seconds where, with a bit of judicious editing and maybe some special effects, you can make it seem like Mitt Romney is a likable human robot.


Touché.
 
2013-12-18 05:34:21 PM  

Curious: the film maker got 6 years of access, of course he's sympathetic. that said this might be interesting if you are a student of politics.

no i don't like him and have no idea how he could have got to election day w/o a concession speech. that's just retarded.


IIRC, the filmmaker is also a personal friend of the family.
 
2013-12-18 05:34:40 PM  

Stone Meadow: What about the 2012 campaign?


He'll never get over macho Grande.
 
2013-12-18 05:34:58 PM  

skyotter: http://pixel.nymag.com/imgs/daily/intelligencer/2013/12/18/18-mitt-gi f .o.jpg/a_560x375.jpg

wow.


He's not even trying to appear human anymore.
 
2013-12-18 05:35:25 PM  
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guprogressive.com
 
2013-12-18 05:37:37 PM  

Mikey1969: Except for the fact that there is proof in the first 15 seconds that he was such an arrogant ass that he really DIDN'T have even the outline for a concession speech prepared.


I actually don't fault him for that. There are many things to fault him for, but there is a fine line between confidence and arrogance. I kind of see the fact that he didn't even consider losing as one of his few bright spots.
 
2013-12-18 05:37:50 PM  

skyotter: http://pixel.nymag.com/imgs/daily/intelligencer/2013/12/18/18-mitt-gi f .o.jpg/a_560x375.jpg

wow.


as soon as the camera was off, he cracked open his dorsal steam vents to finish the job
 
2013-12-18 05:38:10 PM  

Mikey1969: Stone Meadow: What about the 2012 campaign?

He'll never get over macho Grande.


Those wounds run...pretty deep.
 
2013-12-18 05:39:34 PM  
Well, he is successful, and this is FARK, so there is no mystery about why the people here hate him.

But don't worry, for we all know that you will be losers until they plunk you in the ground, so the dumbocraps can rest assured that Romney will never win, especially while they are lobbying to steal even more money from people who actually work so that we can pay losers to be losers.
 
2013-12-18 05:41:45 PM  

lockers: skyotter: http://pixel.nymag.com/imgs/daily/intelligencer/2013/12/18/18-mitt-gi f .o.jpg/a_560x375.jpg

wow.

He's not even trying to appear human anymore.


Came back to say this.  Judging by the lack of reaction, he doesn't even feel the heat.  T1000 was a more capable imitator.
 
2013-12-18 05:44:32 PM  
Who?
 
2013-12-18 05:44:43 PM  

SevenizGud: so the dumbocraps can rest assured that Romney will never win,


Yes, yes we can. And believe me, I do.
 
2013-12-18 05:45:09 PM  

jst3p: Mikey1969: Except for the fact that there is proof in the first 15 seconds that he was such an arrogant ass that he really DIDN'T have even the outline for a concession speech prepared.

I actually don't fault him for that. There are many things to fault him for, but there is a fine line between confidence and arrogance. I kind of see the fact that he didn't even consider losing as one of his few bright spots.


Not me. Part of wining in life is accepting loss as well, and a professional would at least had the concept of a concession speech ready. It just summed up everything I didn't like about the guy.
 
2013-12-18 05:47:35 PM  

Mikey1969: jst3p: Mikey1969: Except for the fact that there is proof in the first 15 seconds that he was such an arrogant ass that he really DIDN'T have even the outline for a concession speech prepared.

I actually don't fault him for that. There are many things to fault him for, but there is a fine line between confidence and arrogance. I kind of see the fact that he didn't even consider losing as one of his few bright spots.

Not me. Part of wining in life is accepting loss as well, and a professional would at least had the concept of a concession speech ready. It just summed up everything I didn't like about the guy.


His wife and the "we told you people all we need to tell you" in regards to their finances was much more telling, in my opinion. That and the 47% speech.
 
2013-12-18 05:48:38 PM  
If your internal poll numbers showed a landslide victory, you are a goddamn idiot
 
2013-12-18 05:49:12 PM  
Does anyone know who had final say on the cuts?
 
2013-12-18 05:49:13 PM  
I didn't think he came across as unlikeable during the campaign. Of course, I'm not a hard-core Obamatron who had night terrors about the possibility of him beating the greatest president who ever presidented.
 
2013-12-18 05:50:05 PM  

Mikey1969: jst3p: Mikey1969: Except for the fact that there is proof in the first 15 seconds that he was such an arrogant ass that he really DIDN'T have even the outline for a concession speech prepared.

I actually don't fault him for that. There are many things to fault him for, but there is a fine line between confidence and arrogance. I kind of see the fact that he didn't even consider losing as one of his few bright spots.

Not me. Part of wining in life is accepting loss as well, and a professional would at least had the concept of a concession speech ready. It just summed up everything I didn't like about the guy.


Why tempt the wrath of the whatever from high atop the thing?
 
2013-12-18 05:51:37 PM  
Why does this documentary seem to not cover the fact that 0bummer stole the election and Karl Rove failed to prevent this blatant cheating
 
2013-12-18 05:52:12 PM  

Cletus C.: I didn't think he came across as unlikeable during the campaign.


"I like being able to fire people who provide services to me."

"I'm not concerned about the very poor. We have a safety net there."

"As president, I will create 12 million new jobs." -Mitt Romney, during the second presidential debate
"Government does not create jobs. Government does not create jobs." -Mitt Romney, 45 minutes later (Oct. 16, 2012)

My dad, as you probably know, was the governor of Michigan and was the head of a car company. But he was born in Mexico... and had he been born of, uh, Mexican parents, I'd have a better shot at winning this. But he was unfortunately born to Americans living in Mexico. He lived there for a number of years. I mean, I say that jokingly, but it would be helpful to be Latino."

"I believe in an America where millions of Americans believe in an America that's the America millions of Americans believe in. That's the America I love."


Yeah, what's not to like
 
2013-12-18 05:52:59 PM  

jst3p: Mikey1969: jst3p: Mikey1969: Except for the fact that there is proof in the first 15 seconds that he was such an arrogant ass that he really DIDN'T have even the outline for a concession speech prepared.

I actually don't fault him for that. There are many things to fault him for, but there is a fine line between confidence and arrogance. I kind of see the fact that he didn't even consider losing as one of his few bright spots.

Not me. Part of wining in life is accepting loss as well, and a professional would at least had the concept of a concession speech ready. It just summed up everything I didn't like about the guy.

His wife and the "we told you people all we need to tell you" in regards to their finances was much more telling, in my opinion. That and the 47% speech.


Yeah, those were bad, too, couldn't agree more. I don't even think the concession speech was the "wprst", just that it summed him up in a single instant.
 
2013-12-18 05:54:53 PM  

Mikey1969: jst3p: Mikey1969: jst3p: Mikey1969: Except for the fact that there is proof in the first 15 seconds that he was such an arrogant ass that he really DIDN'T have even the outline for a concession speech prepared.

I actually don't fault him for that. There are many things to fault him for, but there is a fine line between confidence and arrogance. I kind of see the fact that he didn't even consider losing as one of his few bright spots.

Not me. Part of wining in life is accepting loss as well, and a professional would at least had the concept of a concession speech ready. It just summed up everything I didn't like about the guy.

His wife and the "we told you people all we need to tell you" in regards to their finances was much more telling, in my opinion. That and the 47% speech.

Yeah, those were bad, too, couldn't agree more. I don't even think the concession speech was the "wprst", just that it summed him up in a single instant.


I honestly think the not having a concession speech was calculated, so that he could say he didn't have one when he writes a book about his Presidency.
 
2013-12-18 05:57:35 PM  
I saw this advertised as a way to "feel Mitt's pain" after the loss. No. The man has never felt pain. Not as a spoiled child, not as a protected bully in high school, not as a draft dodger, not when he had his family money to send him to one of the greatest universities in the world, not when his daddy handed him a job and then his own business, not when he lined his pockets on the thousands of American jobs he gleefully destroyed, and not when he rode the "rich white guy" wave into office. He has never felt pain, or struggle, and he doesn't know that -- and that's why most of this country reviles him. He doesn't have the compassion, empathy, understanding, or life experience to be a leader. But because he's rich he's just so sure he's right.
 
2013-12-18 05:58:04 PM  

Klivian: Why tempt the wrath of the whatever from high atop the thing?


Obama won because his campaign team watched The West Wing and Romney's did not.
 
2013-12-18 05:58:49 PM  

jst3p: Mikey1969: jst3p: Mikey1969: jst3p: Mikey1969: Except for the fact that there is proof in the first 15 seconds that he was such an arrogant ass that he really DIDN'T have even the outline for a concession speech prepared.

I actually don't fault him for that. There are many things to fault him for, but there is a fine line between confidence and arrogance. I kind of see the fact that he didn't even consider losing as one of his few bright spots.

Not me. Part of wining in life is accepting loss as well, and a professional would at least had the concept of a concession speech ready. It just summed up everything I didn't like about the guy.

His wife and the "we told you people all we need to tell you" in regards to their finances was much more telling, in my opinion. That and the 47% speech.

Yeah, those were bad, too, couldn't agree more. I don't even think the concession speech was the "wprst", just that it summed him up in a single instant.

I honestly think the not having a concession speech was calculated, so that he could say he didn't have one when he writes a book about his Presidency.


Could be...Never thought about it from that angle before.
 
2013-12-18 05:58:56 PM  
Any politician that takes the bold stance and address the topic of proper tree height is okay with me.
 
2013-12-18 05:59:47 PM  

jst3p: Mikey1969: Except for the fact that there is proof in the first 15 seconds that he was such an arrogant ass that he really DIDN'T have even the outline for a concession speech prepared.

I actually don't fault him for that. There are many things to fault him for, but there is a fine line between confidence and arrogance. I kind of see the fact that he didn't even consider losing as one of his few bright spots.


There is a fine line indeed, but he didn't just cross the line, he set up his campaign headquarters on the other side of it.  The guy ran his campaign like his victory was a foregone conclusion, and he was somehow going to do it without even bothering to try to get half the country (well, 47%) on his side.
 
2013-12-18 06:00:17 PM  

Scrotastic Method: I saw this advertised as a way to "feel Mitt's pain" after the loss. No. The man has never felt pain. Not as a spoiled child, not as a protected bully in high school, not as a draft dodger, not when he had his family money to send him to one of the greatest universities in the world, not when his daddy handed him a job and then his own business, not when he lined his pockets on the thousands of American jobs he gleefully destroyed, and not when he rode the "rich white guy" wave into office. He has never felt pain, or struggle, and he doesn't know that -- and that's why most of this country reviles him. He doesn't have the compassion, empathy, understanding, or life experience to be a leader. But because he's rich he's just so sure he's right.


I dunno about that, his wife has MS, and that's no picnic. I don't think he's necessarily a terrible person, just woefully lacking in empathy and painfully tone deaf.

/also painfully uncool, but that's not really a requirement for office
 
2013-12-18 06:05:41 PM  

DamnYankees: Curious: the film maker got 6 years of access, of course he's sympathetic. that said this might be interesting if you are a student of politics.

no i don't like him and have no idea how he could have got to election day w/o a concession speech. that's just retarded.

IIRC, the filmmaker is also a personal friend of the family.


that helps explain it.
 
2013-12-18 06:09:43 PM  

SevenizGud: Well, he is successful, and this is FARK, so there is no mystery about why the people here hate him.

But don't worry, for we all know that you will be losers until they plunk you in the ground, so the dumbocraps can rest assured that Romney will never win, especially while they are lobbying to steal even more money from people who actually work so that we can pay losers to be losers.


0/potato.
 
2013-12-18 06:10:15 PM  
Want to know who else is a real likeable guy?

i.imgur.com
 
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