Just as Jerry Seinfeld and George Costanza pitched a show about nothing, so is Willard M. Romney pitching an entire campaign to American voters centered around absolutely nothing. Hopefully, unlike Seinfeld’s and Costanza’s fictional TV series, nobody’s buying it.
There’s plenty of fiction in the products Romney’s trying to sell us, and there’s also plenty of nothing. He refuses to offer details about his budget plan, he suggests the U.S. should “kick the ball down the field” in his comments about how to deal with ongoing crises in the Middle East at his $50,000 a plate fundraiser, and at that same event, he has nothing to say to 47% of America because it’s not his job “to worry about those people.”
He’s got nothing.
He did give us one thing that was a pretty stupid “something,” and that was to instruct Iran and Hezbollah on how they could smuggle a dirty bomb into Chicago and hold America hostage, which could ultimately leave many Americans with… nothing.
Of course, we voters did get something from what he said in those secret tapes, and that something was his profound ignorance about this, which was astounding: He did not know the difference between a dirty bomb and a nuclear bomb.
Rachel Maddow takes it from there:
“The United Nations of Wrong,” indeed.
“A new list of problems” for Romney, indeed.
“They target poor people for taxes” indeed.
“This was not a misstatement, it was a blunt statement” indeed.