Monday, April 23, 2012

According To MSNBC, Romney Doesn't Drink Enough To Be President

Another of Romney's Mormon problems that MSNBC has been so diligent at discovering. I personally think that the best predictor of how good a president will be over the next four years is to examine what the man has done with the last four years. 

When you look at it that way, it's no wonder that MSNBC's smears against Mitt Romney have grown so desperate.
A teenage taste of beer aside Mitt Romney does not consume alcohol, which begs the question: Will total abstention put his candidacy, perhaps even this great nation, in jeopardy? That’s the conundrum that could be drawn by a column by the New York Times writer Timothy Egan who does not deal in half measures. Take George W. Bush. He enjoyed a warm relationship with alcohol until he decided to ditch the stuff after waking up with a hangover on his 40th birthday. A hangover–perhaps a perfect word to describe the condition of the country after his second term. Jimmy Carter was also a teetotaler. And given his personal crisis of confidence, he remains a famous Obama comparison among Republicans. On the flip side, many of the most legendary leaders have also enjoyed the greatest libations. Ronald Reagan certainly enjoyed a bottle of suds and remains a political hero for even the most sober Republican political politicians. How about FDR, to whom all drinkers should raise a glass? He managed to navigate the New Deal, steer the nation through second world war, while imbibing a range of martinis and of course, ending prohibition. And then, there is the current president–a leader who decided to poor cold beer when a racial firestorm threatened to break out involving a Harvard don and a local police officer. Thankfully, the beer seemed to do the trick. Which leaves with us this question: Who would you rather toast? For me, the answer is simple. An expert in drink and diplomacy, a man who said, “I could not live without champagne, in victory I deserve it. In defeat, I need it.” The incomparable Winston Churchill.


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