At a recent Romney for President event in Council Bluffs, Iowa, Iraq combat veteran Adam Kokesh was hoping to ask Mitt Romney some very important questions. As soon as Romney’s campaign identified the microphone in Adam Kokesh’s hand, his security team instituted some type of Operation: Avoid The War Veteran With Tough Constitution Questions. The ensuing silliness was all caught on camera. After Mitt’s incredibly disingenuous speech, which ended up just being a poorly acted recitation of “that wonderful hymn, O beautiful, for spacious skies,” his security team acted swiftly to ensure Mitt Romney avoided the mundane citizens waiting to shake his hand or ask questions upon his exit. There was a relocation of his campaign bus to a nearby parking garage, and several decoy Chevy Tahoes strategically placed for Mitt to make a clean escape past the US citizens and the “war heroes,” who not moments before Romney claimed were the very heroes that his beautiful hymn was dedicated to. An important and revealing image of who this man really is. I hope America can see past his delicately coiffed hair.
Here is a partial transcript of what must be one of the most shallow and disingenuous speeches I’ve ever seen from a Presidential Candidate:
(editor’s challenge: I challenge you to find a single, specific, irreducible principle that Mitt Romney is campaigning on.)
This is the best part of my campaign, you can’t imagine.
I never imagined that I would be running for President of the United States,
I sort of backed in to getting involved in politics.
I, I’ve been governor for four years, only four years!
I love this country!
I love the principles upon which it was founded.
This is an election of a choice in direction for America,
Not just policies, but a choice of whether we’re going to remain true
to the principles that made us who we are,
Or instead we’re going to take a sharp turn left, and become something
that we would hardly recognize.
We gotta go to the national parks!
What a thrill that was!
I knew what mom and dad were doing,
They wanted us to fall in love with America, and it worked.
That wonderful hymn I already mentioned,
‘O beautiful, for spacious skies, for amber waves of grain…”
If corn counts as an amber wave of grain, why you have some right here!
The song goes on, you know, in another verse,
‘O beautiful for heroes proved in liberating strife,’
Do we have any service men or women in the audience,
would you raise your hand if you’re in the audience.
These are who the song refers to.
Here are Mitt Romney’s Stances on the Constitution in the Past: