Mitt Romney’s Concession Speech
Starting with the final presidential debate, Mitt Romney has been “acting as if” he’s already President of the United States. This practice of “acting as if” you’ve already achieved your highest goals — visualizing what you want clearly, down to the minutest detail — goes back at least to the 1930s. “Think and Grow Rich,” “The Magic of Believing“ and “Psycho-Cybernetics” are three books (among many) that have taught this.
This is a very effective technique. We’ll just have to hope it doesn’t work for Romney. For the hundreds of millions of us who DO NOT want the United States of America to become just another subsidiary of Halliburton/Exxon/Koch Industries, we all need to ACT AS IF Mitt Romney has already gone down in flames.
My meager contribution will be a clearly visualized transcript of Mitt Romney’s concession speech on the night of November 6th, 2012.
There’s just one problem: I have no idea what Mitt Romney will say when he concedes the presidential election on the night of November 6th. Which Mitt Romney will we get, and how will he react to getting trounced — obliterated! — by President Barack Obama?
Will Mitt Romney’s concession speech be conciliatory? Magnanimous? Philosophical? Angry? Bitter? Sulking?
Mitt Romney said last May that running for president “is like a sport for old guys.” He told the Wall Street Journal:
“I like competition, and I think the game is like a sport for old guys. I mean, you know, I can’t compete in competitive sports very well, but I can compete in politics, and there’s the — what was the old ABC ‘Wide World of Sports’ slogan? ‘The thrill of victory and the agony of defeat.’ The only difference is victory is still a thrill, but I don’t feel agony in loss.”
Hold that thought.
Does Mitt Romney really think of this election as just a sport? If so, maybe he’ll use a few sporting analogies and congratulate President Obama for playing a better game.
“I threw my wickedest fastball at Barack Obama and he knocked it out of the park!”
“I threw a haymaker at the President; he ducked, and countered with a body blow that broke three of my ribs and ruptured a kidney. I’m down for the count.”
Any other takes? What do you think Mitt Romney will say in his November 6th concession speech?
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