To Whom Shall We Compare Mitt Romney

We recently discussed how Newt Gingrich was drawing unflattering comparisons between his rival Mitt Romney (R-MA) and former candidate Sen. John Kerry (D-MA).

Meanwhile, Jordan Teicher has a veritable minyan of other figures to whom people have been comparing Mitt Romney.

Take a look at his list and vote for which comparisons you found the most insightful.

  1. Rick Lazio (R-NY) (photo bottom left). Rachel Maddow called both “next in line” candidates without substance.
  2. Gov. Michael Dukakis (D-MA) (photo top left). Slate’s Steve Kornacki called both “accidential frontrunners who endured a long road to the nomination.”
  3. Sen. John Kerry (D-MA) (photo top right). “Liberal, elitist, awkwards, French … flip-flopper and he’s going to lose”. See Gingrich’s ad. Gov. George Romney and his son Mitt Romney
  4. Pres. Barack Obama (D-IL) (photo bottom right). Gingrich says “”There’s a lot of parallel between these two guys. Romneycare and Obamacare are essentially the same.”
  5. Mitt’s father Gov. George Romney (R-MI). According to Ohio Gov. Jim Rhodes, “Watching George Romney run for the presidency was like watching a duck try to make love to a football.” (See photo of George and Mitt Romney.)
  6. Sen. John Edwards (D-NC). “Presidential candidate whose $400 hair cuts jeapordized his appeal to everyday Americans.”
  7. Sen. Ted Kennedy (D-MA). According to Gingrich, Romney “was running to the left of Teddy Kennedy in 1994.”
  8. Gov. Charlie Crist (R/I-FL). Gingrich is tying them to each other for calling themselves “Republicans” or “independents” according to political expediency.
  9. The Ku Klux Klan. “MSNBC anchor Thomas Roberts noted that Mitt Romney’s campaign slogan, ‘Keep America American’ was the same one used by the Ku Klux Klan in the 1920s….

    The network later formally apologized for the comparison.”

  10. Gordon Gekko. Americans United For Change have create a campaign Romney Gekko 2012 comparing Romney to the fictional corporate raider from Oliver Stone’s Wall Street (right).

Vote after the jump.



  1. Publisher says

    @davidaxilrod tweets:

    How loving owners transport their dogs.

    Axelrod was referring to Romney’s notorious dog incident.

    What happened, of course, was that Romney, traveling for 12 hours up to Canada, strapped [the family dog] Seamus to the roof of his car in a kennel. After some time, in the words of the Boston Globe, his son noticed that “a brown liquid was dripping down the back window, payback from an Irish setter who’d been riding on the roof in the wind for hours.”

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