People often mention how Mitt Romney seems to have great difficulty relating to most Americans but from the Romney campaign’s perspective, it is Americans who are to blame for not relating to Mitt Romney. Some people might say that the Romney upside-down and backwards mindset on this and virtually everything else is through-the-looking-glass thinking…and they’d be right!
PlanetPOV has uncovered that instead of relying on books like Ted White’s “The Making of the President” or even Sun Tzu’s, “The Art of War”, the Romney campaign is basing its campaign strategy on the book, “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” by Lewis Carroll and other books in the series.
Though they will deny it publicly, all one needs to do is review a number of quotes from these books and the influence of these familiar children’s tales on Mitt Romney’s thinking and decision making becomes quite clear.
- “How puzzling all these changes are! I’m never sure what I’m going to be, from one minute to another.”
- “Who am I then? Tell me that first, and then, if I like being that person, I’ll come up; if not, I’ll stay down here till I’m someone else.”
- “It’s no use going back to yesterday, because I was a different person then.”
- “I can’t explain myself, I’m afraid, sir, because I’m not myself you see.”
- “Be what you would seem to be – or, if you’d like it put more simply – never imagine yourself not to be otherwise than what it might appear to others that what you were or might have been was not otherwise than what you had been would have appeared to them to be otherwise.”
- “I’m very brave generally, only today I happen to have a headache.”
- “If you do not know where you want to go, it doesn’t matter which path you take.”
- “Why, sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.”
- “If I had a world of my own, everything would be nonsense. Nothing would be what it is, because everything would be what it isn’t. And contrary wise, what is, it wouldn’t be. And what it wouldn’t be, it would. You see?”
- “Now, here, you see, it takes all the running you can do, to keep in the same place. If you want to get somewhere else, you must run at least twice as fast as that!”
- “That’s the reason they’re called lessons, because they lessen from day to day.”
- “You would have to be half mad to dream me up.”
- “Whenever the horse stopped (which it did very often), he fell off in front; and, whenever it went on again (which it generally did rather suddenly), he fell off behind. Otherwise he kept on pretty well, except that he had a habit of now and then falling off sideways.”
As to today’s rumor on The Drudge Report that Romney will be selecting The Mad Hatter as his VP choice to appeal to the Tea Party, that remains unconfirmed.