Mitt Romney defends his personality and likability in an interview with Politico by repeating the Popeye line “I am who I am” three times. Well, he does point out that “I was voted the president of my fraternity. … you don’t get voted to be head of your group if you don’t get along with people, if you don’t connect with people.” Is Romney contesting Dubya’s title as the frat boy president?
Romney also reveals that his speech at the Republican convention will be all about attacking Obama. No surprise there. He even blames Obama for his own lack of likability, complaining “What has been the focus of the Obama ads? Do they talk about my record in Massachusetts?” That’s hilarious, since Romney himself is very careful not to talk about his record in Massachusetts — his Romneycare, pro-choice, lackluster jobs record.