Over the last dozen hours, I've sat and pondered upon this one comment by Mitt Romney.....over phony political figures.
Maybe I'm showing my age.....but I really can't think of a single politician today......local, state, or national.....who isn't phony in some way. I'm sure Mitt thinks that there are fine, honest, humble and genuine people out there, but frankly.....I don't see any of them.
You have the fake guys who pretend to be religious, and then turn around to demonstrate they just aren't religious.
You have the fake politicians who claim to be decent, and then they do something stupid like skim funds off the office credit card, cheat on their spouse, or get caught with two grams of some nifty new drug.
You have the fake politicians who claim to be impartial, but then around to show how stupid they are or how easily they can be bought off.
You have the fake guys who get some weekend trip to a Arizona resort.....to help rig up a deal for some land developer.
You have some guys who walk around and pretend to be a Republican.....when they really are a fairly decent Democrat. Go figure that one.
Three decades ago.....I would have been considered one of a small group of people who believed in the massive phony problem. Today? I'm of the opinion that roughly one-quarter of society believes in a massive phoniness that exist with political figures.
Was Mitt a phony? When you start looking at his business background.....some things fit well, and some things just don't come across as genuine. Was Mitt a real conservative or just a fake conservative? Some people go back to examine his years as a Mass governor, and discuss various examples where he was more or less a hybrid conservative....to survive within a fairly liberal state.
Is Trump a phony? Probably so. He's probably like the other 100-percent of political figures out there today. But at least he pretty much says what comes to his mind....something that you haven't seen in decades with most political figures you encounter.