Kelly Fordon, daughter of long-time Republican Congressman John William Stanton of Ohio, muses on the content of Mitt the Flip’s character(s) (emphasis added):
Even though I consider myself a Democrat, I learned something from my father I consider more important than my political affiliation. “Character is everything,” he used to say. Also, “When someone tells you who they are, believe them.” I was willing to concede to my husband (a fiscal conservative) that Mitt Romney had some good ideas. A successful businessman could bring much-needed financial acumen to the highest office. But all of that changed when a surreptitiously recorded video surfaced of Romney dining with top donors at a Florida fundraiser.
(snip Romney’s remarks about “the 47%”)
That moment sparked the feeling I’ve had on the few occasions I’ve had the misfortune of running into racists who believe that because I’m white I’m “in the club” and willing to listen to their prejudiced diatribes. Simply put, I was horrified. Mitt Romney believed that he was preaching to the choir. He felt comfortable enough to show his true colors. Later he said he was speaking off the cuff, which any politician will tell you is code for “speaking from the heart.”
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