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Why Romney Not only = Risk But REALLY = Risk


When I first came up with the Romney=Risk idea
I was thinking of a strategy for Democratic victory
It was easy enough to play with 
the ways in which the GOP and Romney
pose risks for the country
Now I have been overcome with a much deeper 
sense of Romney=Risk
It is Romney himself
This is core analysis

There is only one
predictable way that Romney acts
He plays out whatever impulse strikes him
He is sufficiently at ease with his exalted status that 
he believes he can wing anything that comes at him

Because he is afraid of being found out
he surrounds himself with lesser lights
who have been his devotees since he was Governor

He does not seek or take advice
He operates on cruise control
confident he can prevail
When he looks flummoxed it is because this
self-confidence has been pricked
It is never because he is wrong
or he has lied  
It is that he has somehow failed to
pull it off

This is the preppie-Harvard acing mentality
at work
Everything has an element of bullshit
The trick is to be articulate enough
to suggest to the grader that you know what you are talking about
This finds its way to Wall Street
To Bain
To Metro North
And that is why it is not just the GOP and Romney
that poses untold risks for our future
but why Romney himself
is asking us to rely on his
spontaneous wit
to guide the nation
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Stephen C. Rose Bio

Stephen C. Rose (1936-) was born in New York City and raised there. He currently lives there. He was educated at Trinity, Exeter, Williams and Union Theological Seminary. He served in the Student Interracial Ministry in Nashville. He founded and edited the prize-winning Renewal Magazine in Chicago and studied with C. A. Doxiadis in Athens. His first books "The Grass Roots Church" and "Who's Killing The Church" established him as a prominent critic of American Protestantism and American religion. He was and remains a civil rights activist. He has interviewed and done in depth pieces on Saul Alinsky and Martin Luther King, Jr. He won awards for editorial courage and for two documentary films. He has written and published many songs and musical works including "We Are All Americans". During the late 90s and early 2000s he worked for UN agencies, most recently editing CHOICES Magazine at UNDP. Since 2000 he has written several books for distribution via K…