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Thursday, September 20, 2012

Nervous Nellie Noonan

Peggy Noonan, once a speechwriter for Ronald Reagan and now a conservative columnist for the Wall Street Journal, vented her considserable frustration with Mitt Romney in a blog post on Tuesday following the “47%” debacle.  Among a great many other things, she said, “It’s time to admit the Romney campaign is an incompetent one. It’s not big, it’s not brave, it’s not thoughtfully tackling great issues. It’s always been too small for the moment.” She had this advice for the candidate: “Be serious and fight. If you’re gonna lose, lose honorably. If you’re gonna win do it with meaning.”  Romney’s response so far has not been encouraging to those on the right.

A visibly upset Peggy Noonan
With Mitt has been importunin’ -
Clean up your act and start croonin’
A song with a different tune, an’
Quit the distasteful impugnin’
Of poor folks who aren’t like you an’
weren’t born with a silver spoon in
Their mouths. Stop acting jejune an’
Come out of your rich guy’s cocoon an’
With regular folks start communin’.
If I were Mitt I would tune in
And listen to Ms. Peggy Noonan.  

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