Newsweek: Mitt Romney Is An Insecure 'Weenie'
July 30th, 2012, 4:25 PM
In some respects, hes more weenie than wimpsocially inept; at times awkwardy ingratiating, at other times mocking those below him, but almost always getting the situation a little wrong, and never in a sympathetic way. The evidence resonates across too many years to deny. What kind of teenager beats up on the misfit, sissy kid, pinning him down and violently cutting his hair with a pair of school scissorsthe incident from Romneys youth that The Washington Post famously reported (and Romney famously didnt really deny) back in May? The behavior extends, through more sedate means, into adulthood. The Salt Lake Olympics remains his greatest triumph, for which he wins deserved praise. But to many of those in the know, Romney placed a heavy asterisk next to his name by attacking the men he replaced on the Olympic Committee, smearing them in his book, even after a court threw out all the corruption charges against them.
And what kind of presidential candidate whines about a few attacks and demands an apology when the going starts to get rough? And tries to sound tough by accusing the president who killed the worlds most-wanted villain of appeasement? Thats what they call overcompensation, and its a dead giveaway; its the tell. This guy is nervousterrifiedabout looking weak. And ironically, being terrified of looking weak makes him look weaker still.
Ouch. -- JTW