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Mitt Romney introducing Paul Ryan

On Saturday, Mitt Romney introduced his running mate, Paul Ryan, as “the next president of the United States.” I watched it, you can watch it, too. The Republican camdidate went up to the mike and announced, beaming with pride, to a thrilled crowd in Norfolk, Virginia:

“I would like you to join me in welcoming the next president of the United States, Paul Ryan!”

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A couple minutes later, after Ryan had taken the stage to a cheering crowd, about to deliver the most important speech of his life so far, Boss Romney reappeared, to try and mend things with a smile, as he has done so many times before.

“Every now and then I’m known to make a mistake,” he admitted, to huge laughter from the audience. “I did not make a mistake with this guy. But I can tell you this, he’s going to be the next vice president of the United States.”

Remember 2000 through 2008, when the in thing was to collect “Bushisms?” I have a feeling Romneyisms are going to beat the former hands down, because while GW’s goofs were mostly grammatical, Romney’s are situational and complex. There’s context and subtext to Romneysims, and I for one can’t have enough of them.

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Yori Yanover has been a working journalist since age 17, before he enlisted and worked for Ba'Machane Nachal. Since then he has worked for Israel Shelanu, the US supplement of Yedioth, JCN18.com, USAJewish.com, Lubavitch News Service, Arutz 7 (as DJ on the high seas), and the Grand Street News. He has published Dancing and Crying, a colorful and intimate portrait of the last two years in the life of the late Lubavitch Rebbe, (in Hebrew), and two fun books in English: The Cabalist's Daughter: A Novel of Practical Messianic Redemption, and How Would God REALLY Vote.

3 COMMENTS

  1. Romney and Ryan together form (1) The ticket with the least foreign policy experience of any since the 1940s, and (2) The ticket with the most extreme policies since at least the 1920s, possibly ever.

    This may have handed Obama the election and the Democrats both houses of Congress.

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