Matt McCarten has written the most bizarre column in the Herald on Sunday, one where heĀ imaginesĀ that Mitt Romney has a chance in the November election. Much and all as I’d like the Republicans to win the presidency come November I just can’t see Mitt Romney getting there:
Something evil is happening in the US. This election is going to be stolen from the people and handed to the obese, wealthy and the crazy.
American law allows corporates to donate unlimited amounts of money to politics. The far-right Koch brothers alone are putting up nearly US$200 million ($250 million).
The strategy is to use the Tea Party as their foot soldiers, book wall-to-wall advertising to tell bold-face lies, build the best voter turnout their machinery and money can buy, and, in many states where Republicans control, they have changed election laws which will disfranchise millions of Democratic voters.
The wealthy and the deluded may take control of the world’s most powerful country. The rest of us should tremble.
Here of course Unions and their bosses don’t pay taxes or pass on PAYE of their employees toi fund political campaigns. At least the Koch brothers spend their own money and not those of their workers.
Matt of course tells his own lies in those few short paragraphs, especially about the alleged disenfranchisement. He also ignore the millions that the union movement pours into elections, most notably inĀ theĀ recent Wisconsin recall elections which they lost not only members money but the result as well.
Much and all as Matt thinks Romney can win, I just don’t think he can.