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I am what I am

© Tom Toles

Mitt Romney defends his personality and likability in an interview with Politico by repeating the Popeye line “I am who I am” three times. Well, he does point out that “I was voted the president of my fraternity. … you don’t get voted to be head of your group if you don’t get along with people, if you don’t connect with people.” Is Romney contesting Dubya’s title as the frat boy president?

Romney also reveals that his speech at the Republican convention will be all about attacking Obama. No surprise there. He even blames Obama for his own lack of likability, complaining “What has been the focus of the Obama ads? Do they talk about my record in Massachusetts?” That’s hilarious, since Romney himself is very careful not to talk about his record in Massachusetts — his Romneycare, pro-choice, lackluster jobs record.



  1. TENTHIRTYTWO wrote:

    I could have sworn that I remember Romney actually complaining about people (probably press) bringing up aspects of his Mass. governorship.

    Maybe I’m remembering wrong. Or maybe the R’s are banking on going so far over the deep end that everyone will think they are remembering wrong.

    Monday, August 27, 2012 at 6:58 am | Permalink
  2. ebdoug wrote:

    I’m hoping with the storm that the RNC comes in like a lion in August and out like a lamb in November

    Monday, August 27, 2012 at 8:42 am | Permalink
  3. Jeff wrote:

    Isn’t it funny that, whenever Romney talks about his record it’s okay, but as soon as someone else brings it up, they are going too far? For example, he touts his experience in the private sector, but if someone else mentions Bain Capital it’s a fiasco and should be off the table. Basically, Mitt wants people to stop criticizing him so he can be free to embellish on his record all he wants. Does he want to extend that to Obama? Of course not.

    Monday, August 27, 2012 at 9:20 am | Permalink