Metropolitik: Why Mitt Romney hates America

Interestingly, both of Romney’s allegedly favorite films involve a strong 
treasure-hunting theme.

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Yesterday we warned you we were on the lookout for dirt on Republican presidential candidate front-runner Mitt Romney. Then, as if in response to our plea, the Internet heavens opened and dumped the book on Mitt — specifically, the 200-page laundry list of flip-flops, missteps and other general negatives compiled by the 2008 McCain campaign. Hallelujah, Amen.

Between scathing details of Romney’s “pro-choice” beliefs, then his switch to “no pro-choice,” then back to “pro-choice” again, and finally firmly “pro-life” for now, are some details that will shake the foundations of his presidential campaign, if not the nation.

Take, for instance, the revelation on page 137 that Romney’s former employer, Bain Capital — his affiliation with which has already caused Romney a few headaches on the campaign trail over allegations of “vulture capitalism” — “was once dubbed the KGB of consulting.” Or the mention, on page 199 under the heading “Awkward Moments,” that Romney once described fake basketball team the Harlem Globetrotters as having “trouble making touchdowns.”

But it doesn’t get much worse than the page 175 revelation that Romney has flipped, of all things, on his choice of favorite film. According to The Book:?“Romney once said ‘O Brother Where Art Thou’?was his favorite movie, now says it is ‘Raiders of the Lost Ark.’”

We can see here that Romney is clearly in the pocket of Big Lucas. “Raiders”, the first of the Indiana Jones films, is certainly memorable if not for its strong anti-Nazi and face-melting themes. But “O Brother,” the Coen brothers’ Homerian homage to the deep South, is a quintessentially American film, set in the good old days of transparent racism.

Did Romney just lose South Carolina?


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