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Saturday, November 03, 2012

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.

OK then…

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.  Im down for the count.

We’ll see.

Any other takes?  What do you think Mitt Romney will say in his November 6th concession speech?



Blogger MRMacrum said...

Well Folks, guess my underwear wasn't as magical as I thought it was.

November 3, 2012 at 8:25 PM  
Blogger jadedj said...

We should have tackled the uppty S.O.B. and whacked his hair right down to the scalp...with my surplus bayonet!

November 4, 2012 at 7:05 AM  
Anonymous Jess said...

You won't see me anymore, might be part of it. I can dream can't I?

November 5, 2012 at 12:38 PM  
Anonymous Jess said...

You won't see me anymore, might be part of it. I can dream can't I?

November 5, 2012 at 12:38 PM  
Blogger S.W. Anderson said...

"I've got to hand it to Barack Obama. It's hard to believe that a young Kenyan immigrant brought up in modest circumstances could hoodwink so many Americans into believing in his legitimacy as an American that he could make it all the way to the White House, but that's what happened. And now, he has won a second term. He has managed a stunning victory for dishonesty.

"I must say I'm also surprised that the overwhelming advantage we had in contributions failed to the make the difference it should have. I fear for the future of a country where months of saturation-level attack ads fail to produce the intended results. Money is supposed to talk, but it's clear many people in this country have a hearing problem.

"I'm also deeply disappointed that despite the best efforts of real Americans in about half the states, so many people who think they're entitled to food, shelter, clothing, medical care and everything else, whether they can be bothered to work for those things or not, were still able to cast votes. Clearly, this country needs to get back to its roots. You know, the founding fathers only allowed male landowners to vote in federal elections. I think we need to get back to that. Our democracy depends on it.

"I want to thank Ann and my boys, the Koch brothers, Sheldon Adelson and the more than 30 other makers who did so much to try to wrest government from the hands of my opponent, who, as my trusted friend and campaign official, John Sununu, put it, is not a real American. I want to thank Karl Rove, Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Bill O'Reilly and all the people at Fox. And, a special thanks to Ted Nugent — a class act and one of the few truly patriotic show business people.

"I want to thank all the economic, foreign affairs and national security advisers from the George W. Bush administration who made up my team. Sorry, guys, but you'll have to join me in being unemployed."

"And now, having wasted a couple of years of my life on a losing proposition, I plan to return to the business world. That's a place where the worthy get the gold and the rest get the shaft — the last bastion of what America is supposed to be all about. I hope the rest of you enjoy your slide into socialism."

November 5, 2012 at 9:22 PM  
Blogger Demeur said...

To me it doesn't matter what he says at this point. I'm trying to focus on the down stream races. Without a congress that can agree on anything the stalemate will continue. Until the Joe McCarthy tea bagger crowd is flushed from congress I think we'll see more of the same.
But here's a good piece of news. This will be the last time the old white conservative vote will have their say. The demographics in this country are changing. That is a fact they can not ignore. You can't insult people and expect them to vote for you.

November 6, 2012 at 10:45 AM  
Blogger Dave Dubya said...

I don't think the arrogant entitied jerk will concede. I expect him to lie and deny the election results.

In the meantime, we have his storm tips.


1. If your home is in the path of Sandy, evacuate to your second or third home immediately.

2. If your home sustains damages from Sandy, ask your parents for money to fix it.

3. Make sure you've moved your cars to the top floor of your garage.

4. Sandy is so violent because she was raised by a single mother.

5. Don't worry about evacuating. If it's a legitimate storm, your house has a way of shutting itself down to protect itself from damage.

6. My prayers and thoughts go out to 53% of you.

7. 53% of you will be fine. The other 47% I couldn't care less about.

8. If you survive, I'll take credit for it.

9. If you must drive in the storm, use extra-strength rope to secure your dog to the roof of the car.

10. Everyone chill out. Sandy will end earlier than male-named storms. She has dinner to get on the table.

11. I actually have a bunch of storm survival tips,, but I'm not going to tell you any of them until after the election.

12. Everyone in the path of the storm, don't be a victim and stop looking for handouts.

November 6, 2012 at 3:04 PM  
Blogger Snave said...


"My fellow Americans... I know you didn't want a 'tea party' government, and this election was as much a referendum on the 'tea party' as it was on Obama. And I had to suck up to the 'tea party'..."

"Enough voters realized that I would pass the Ryan budget plan via reconciliation if I won, and that was what lost it for me."

"Never mind that I am a better candidate, that I believe in God and he doesn't, and that I am an American and he is not. People just don't like me! It's all their fault! I didn't do anything wrong! *snif* I want my mom!!"

November 6, 2012 at 5:13 PM  
Blogger Snave said...

Of course if Romney wins, I'll have to eat that last comment.

I don't think he will win, but in case he does, I'm ready to eat crow.

November 6, 2012 at 5:14 PM  
Blogger S.W. Anderson said...

Mitt Romney just gave his real concession speech (YESSSS!!) It was thoroughly decent and not at all like the snarky, satirical one in my earlier comment. I tip my hat to the man — provided he doesn't flip-flop it.

November 6, 2012 at 10:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

@S.W. Anderson: You wrote a very good (satirical) Romney concession speech: one which, despite what actually came out of his mouth, could very well have been going on in his mind at the time of delivery! Oh, and I might have added at the end: "God help America ... and Greece."

November 6, 2012 at 11:54 PM  
Blogger Gary Rejebian said...

Seen on Facebook today: a photo of the White House with the caption, "The one house Mitt Romney couldn't buy."

If Mitt Romney had stuck to the sincere dignity of his concession speech from the start of his campaign, he might well have won the election. But even people who've known him a long time describe him as the 'Tin Man,' -- no heart. so who knows, maybe his swan song was just another phony act. He certainly couldn't get rid of the nauseating smart-ass smirks that punctuated even that genuine bit of rhetoric.

After watching the whole campaign spectacle, I sincerely believe the only things Mitt sincerely believes in are his Mormon God-given right to get as rich as he pleases and keep it to himself without engaging in true philanthropy; to do that at the reckless expense of others' livelihoods because I'm a Harvard guy and you're not; and that the whole solution to the economic mess is lavishing tax dollars on the military sector & slashing any government program that doesn't benefit him personally. God forbid he would speak out against the charitable remainder trust laws that allowed him to 'donate' wealth to the Mormon church, in actuality pocketing the money tax free as an charitable investment.

Mitt ain't fit to be a real leader.

November 7, 2012 at 1:13 AM  

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