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The people have spoken. (Original Post) MiddleFingerMom Sep 2012 OP
Haha, love it MFM. That baby on the right and Obama's facial expression are priceless...n/t monmouth Sep 2012 #1
He's baaaaaaaaack. Scuba Sep 2012 #2
Indeed they have, my dear MFM! CaliforniaPeggy Sep 2012 #3
My dear CaliforniaPeggy! MiddleFingerMom Sep 2012 #6
You missed what happened a moment later to the baby Romney was holding... pinboy3niner Sep 2012 #4
...... alittlelark Sep 2012 #5
That is scary hrmjustin Sep 2012 #7
!!! MiddleFingerMom Sep 2012 #9
The kids have spoken hrmjustin Sep 2012 #8
Kids know. They know. mnhtnbb Sep 2012 #10
I think part of the ability to deal with babies... AnneD Sep 2012 #11
Romney is showing the kid what his life will be like... hay rick Sep 2012 #12
Mitt Romney is the opposite of King Midas. Initech Sep 2012 #13


(25,163 posts)
6. My dear CaliforniaPeggy!
Sat Sep 29, 2012, 07:35 PM
Sep 2012

I've always been able to connect with small children (for the most part). My BIL used to ask
me, "How do you DO that?" a LOT... as I had a knack for getting my infant niece and nephew
from cranky-to-giggling quickly. He thought I was a "baby-whisperer" -- long before that
concept was named.
I think President Obama has the same quality. Oh sure, I bet he gets babies that won't stop
crying... but for the most part, I bet he's a baby-whisperer and is able to connect with them...
and to be one OF/with them.
Just look at his face here. That's a man who can be both one OF them AND responsible
for/towards them simultaneously.
I think that extends WAY beyond babies... that he can be responsible for/towards people in
general -- a people-whisperer.
Unlike Romney, who just EXUDES a general disconnect with what WE would consider "the people" --
the 99%.


(15,774 posts)
11. I think part of the ability to deal with babies...
Sat Sep 29, 2012, 10:36 PM
Sep 2012

and kids is the ability to be goofy with them. It is part of being relaxed and comfortably with them. They sense that. No offense to him but I bet Obama came get pretty goofy looking when he wants. And how he can do that and retain his cool factor is truly interesting.

hay rick

(7,202 posts)
12. Romney is showing the kid what his life will be like...
Sat Sep 29, 2012, 10:45 PM
Sep 2012

after Bain Capital "harvests" his employer's company and sends his job overseas.


(99,271 posts)
13. Mitt Romney is the opposite of King Midas.
Sat Sep 29, 2012, 10:52 PM
Sep 2012

Where King Midas - everything he touches turns to gold. With Mitt Romney - everything he touches turns to shit - babies, companies, the Olympics... you name it.

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