I can’t be the only person who finds this odd, right?
Touting the endorsement of a man reluctantly chosen by the GOP as their nominee, and who walked off the national stage with little public support from his party, feels like a strange move.
Unlike McCain or Kerry or Gore, Mitt Romney exited the national stage without a job to fall back on. He isn’t a media contributor like Sarah Palin or Karl Rove, and he isn’t bankrolling midterm campaigns (that we know of). Essentially, the only credentials Romney has in Idaho, and in Iowa where he also recently endorsed Senate candidate Joni Ernst, is that he won those states back in 2012 by an overwhelming majority.
I suppose his years of public service as governor of Massachusetts still gives him the political clout to make endorsements around the country, but you still have to wonder if the U.S. Chamber couldn’t find a bigger name in the Republican Party to endorse Mike Simpson than Mitt Romney.
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Tumblr Tuesday part 2, guys.
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North Koreans gather on Kim Il Sung Square in Pyongyang before a fireworks display to celebrate the official birthday of the late leader Kim Il Sung on April 15, 2014. (David Guttenfelder/AP)
Women who have been elected or appointed head of state around the globe.
Female head of government (yellow)
Female head of state (light blue)
Female head of state/government (combined) (light green)
Female head of state and female head of government (dark green)
At 72nd, the person sitting to my left got up and exited, and the woman elbowed me and started talking in my direction. I had my headphones in and my Spotify app playing, so I removed an ear bud and said, “I’m sorry, can you repeat that?”
She sighed loudly and then raised her voice.
"YOU. NEED. TO. MOVE. OVER. SO. I. CAN. LEAN. BACK. O. K? YOU. SPEAK. ENGLISH?"