Ann Romney: President Obama is Not a ‘Grown-Up’
The most striking thing about this election is how the Romney campaign and those on the Right have tried to paint President Obama as some sort of outsider who just doesn’t get it. Earlier, we heard Romney surrogate and perpetual gas bag John Sununu say that Obama just doesn’t know how to be American, and now Mother Jones has released a recording where Ann Romney suggests that Obama doesn’t get it because he’s not a grown up.
During a $1,000 per plate March fundraiser in Irvine, California, Ann Romney took the stage and implied that Obama was not grown up enough to be president:
You know—the ship’s going over the waterfall, it’s almost there. And we look what’s happening in Greece, and we look what’s happening around the world, we look what’s happening internationally. This is a frightening world, and we need a grown-up, and we need someone that understands the economy. So I’m glad…Mitt is grown up to you all.
Barack Obama is 51 years old, so what is Ann Romney implying here? Are men, especially black men, perpetual children?
It’s one thing to take issue with President Obama’s moderate policies, another altogether to imply that he’s made mistakes because he’s still a kid at heart, or in mind. If Mitt Romney were running against Hillary Clinton, would Ann Romney be implying that she’s not a grown up? Doubtful.
This is the sort of double standard that President Obama is judged by, especially when compared with the elite, like Ann Romney. They, the elite, are grown ups. The rest of us are just children who don’t understand how the world works. That’s why you have bosses telling workers how to vote. Make no mistake, they think they’re better than us, and they can’t wait to prove it by putting you in your place.
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