Another GOP debate but one that will likely be unlike any that have come before. Mitt Romney was the champ, he had it all sewn up, he was just waiting for his glove to be held up and the championship belt wrapped around him…then came Clubber Newt and the following conversation between Romney and his Campaign Manager:
Mitt: He’s just another fighter!
Campaign Manager: No he ain’t just another fighter. This guy is a wrecking machine and he’s hungry! Hell, you ain’t been hungry since you won that belt!
Mitt: You really don’t think I got nothing left do you?
Campaign Manager: Well, Rom, let’s put it this way. Now, three years ago you was supernatural. You was hard and you was nasty and you had this cast-iron jaw but then the worst thing happened to you, that could happen to any fighter. You got civilized. But don’t worry kid. You know, presidents retire, horses retire, Man-o-war retired. They put him out to stud. That’s what you should’ve done, retired.
Mitt Romney, who would be as comfortable participating in a boxing match as he would be befriending the homeless at a soup kitchen, has no choice but to try and look as hateful and hostile as Newt who has captured the tiny hearts and tortured souls of the core voters in the Republican Party.
Can Mitt look genuine as a fighter or will it all look so forced and unnatural, further eroding any sense of honesty and substance about him?
Newt is strongest as a counter-puncher but will he overplay his hand as the hater?
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Hope to see you then!
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