Mitt Romney, almost human
Just happened to be re-watching coverage of tonights events in New Hampshire when MSNBC showed Willard Mitt Romney's speech acknowledging his second place finish.
Romney is like mayonaise on white bread, and usually as forgettable as what you had for lunch 8 years ago, but as I glanced at the TV, I saw something that was heartwarming.
As Romney turned stiffly to acknowledge his wife and family, a darling little dark haired girl, whom I presume must be Romney's grand-daughter, stepped forward and sweetly tried to take his hand. It was a great moment and almost made Romney look human.
But within seconds, I noticed that the girl was standing back near where she had been. What happened?
I rewound the video and saw that Romney had, without moving so much as a muscle, let alone glancing down at this girl or acknowledging her presense in any way, held her hand when she had reached for his his... for about two seconds.
Then, all the while without even looking at her, he instantly started trying to drop her hand, finally succeeding by simply opening his hand and dropping hers.
The poor girl then had nothing to do but to rather distractedly wander back towards her parents.
What a stiff. What a creep. What a "family guy".
The famous W.C. Fields line, "Get away from me kid, ya bother me." sprung to mind.
Fortunately, the speech is up on You Tube already. Unfortunately, the clip is a bit tiny, and they throw up a graphic a split second after the moment Mitt dumps the little girl's hand. But you can still make it out.
Watch closely at around 1:40 into this clip. Romney never so much as glances at the girl as he drops her hand a split second before the graphic pops up and she's left to wander away.
Gee, I wonder where he ever got the reputation as being phoney?