The Hiller Instinct: Mitt Romney
Romney: "He's been one of the most ineffective presidents at the job at hand that I’ve ever seen."
Romney says Obama has failed nationally...and internationally:
Romney: "The number one issue he faced walking into the door was an economy in fast decline. He didn't cause that, but he made things worse. He doesn't have a foreign policy.”
So what does Romney think he has?
Romney: "I believe I can get our economy going again."
But for Romney to go anywhere in this race, he's going to have to convince voters he's genuine...and not a character from central casting.
So not only does he have to lose his tie, he has to loosen up, and he's trying, talking about things like what's on his playlist:
Romney: "A lot of 60's music and some 70's music. Mostly rock. I like country music. I mean the Beatles were phenomenal."
VIEWER VOICES: Is Mitt Romney a strong GOP candidate for President?
And what is he reading?
Romney: "I just finished president bush's book--decisions. I like silly stuff too. I mean I liked the twilight series. I thought that was fun."
More fun I hope than the last time I asked him about the Twilight vampires:
Hiller: "Are you a fan of Team Edward or Team Jacob?”
Romney: "Team Jacob, of course...I thought you were in the political world there. No we're in the world of lost, of course. How can you be for Edward? I'm for...now I haven't seen the latest shows..."
Hiller: "Team Edward or Team Jacob. Isn't that from the vampire series?”
Romney "Ok. I was thinking of the lost series. Yeah, you're right. Jacob is the uh, um...have you watched lost?”
Romney gives himself better than 50-50 odds of winning the White House, but not too many others do.
The truth is: Romney is a weak front-runner who may not get stronger.
I’m Andy Hiller and that’s my instinct.
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