- Posted October 21, 2012 by
Washington, DC, District of Columbia
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On the heals of the 2nd debate, apparently the offspring of Governor Romney became somewhat frustrated when reflecting on the realities of his father’s loss. Now, mind you that his Daddy was not “whupped”, as our President was during the 1st debate, however a loss is a loss is a loss, and losing is not something that I’m sure the super wealthy are accustomed to.
During a post-debate interview, (not clear on why the offspring are being interviewed.) Romney’s son Tagg lost control of his emotions in response to his perception that our Commander in Chief accused his father of being a liar. His response was; “I wanted to jump out of my seat, rush down to the debate stage, and take a swing at him” (“Him” being President Obama); a comment quickly followed by a laugh. Tagg went on to say, “But you know you can’t do that because there is a lot of Secret Service between you and him.”
Now, I must ask young Mr. Romney, should the Secret Service had not been in place, would you really have taken the chance to be leveled by our President on national TV?? I guess we’ll never know, that is, unless either Bravo or A&E pick up the reality show, and name such a show; “Tagg, You’re IT!!”
Ok, so by now you’d have to live under a rock on Mars to not be aware of the extreme contentiousness that is the 2012 Presidential Election campaign. I honestly believe both of these candidates, largely due to the intensity of so many national negative advertising campaigns; honestly do not like one another. It’s in their body language, it’s reflected by their facial expressions, their eyes when facing one another during these debates, and definitely as expressed within their commentary on political stumps, where utter disdain for each other is routinely the “diatribe dujour” each candidate expresses whenever given the opportunity to speak in a room of 2 or more “constituents”.
Now, that’s acceptable if you’re officially running for national office, however for the son of a candidate to openly “threaten” that he wishes he could take a swing at a sitting President, well, let me take this opportunity to re-write this story, and you be the judge as to whether the national response and media attention would have been just a little different;
A "TRUESTORIES" FICTITIOUS RE-WRITE: “After Tuesday’s 2nd debate, and in response to Romney questioning President Obama’s character and leadership, the Reverend Jeremiah Wright, in a “hot mike” conversation with Minister Louis Farrakhan, was heard to express his desire to “knock the block off of Mitt Romney” for attacking the President’s character. Per Wright; “This type of blatant disrespect for our President is reflective of the extremely negative and polarized racial climate that exists within American society today, largely fueled by the majority elite who have utter disdain not for the current democrat sitting in the Oval Office, but more for the skin color of the African American leader currently occupying that office. Questioning the Presidents character before million’s of Americans via a live televised debate serves to only widen the racial divide that exists within America today”.
Two comments; one real, one hypothetical, however you be the judge. The real comment, as expressed by Tagg Romnay has virtually gone unnoticed, however had the same level comment expressed by Tagg been expressed by Dr. Wright, Reverend Jesse Jackson, or any other notable African American leader, as written via my example above; well, you be the judge. Which comment would Anderson Cooper, Chris Matthews, or Bill O’Reiley and the rest of the Fox news crew have re-played and over-analyzed again and again,,, you be the judge.
At the very least Mr. Romney, while you continue to express to the American people your capacity to lead, you might be better served to lead by example in your own household and instruct your belligerent, disrespectful children to respect the office of the President of the United States, irrespective of the party affiliation or skin color of its’ occupants. You too should also follow this same advice. Mr. Romney, trust me on this one, as it definitely would be a much better national look than the one you gave during the last debate, particularly in the eyes of all those undecided voters that continue to question what you truly represent as a man, and as a potential national leader and Commander in Chief for ALL of the American people.
(R. Paige is a freelance writer with writing interests focused on politics in America, as well as African American interest and Sports stories. Mr. Paige primarily writes within the Washington, DC, Philadelphia, PA, and Chicago, IL communities.)