Despite the title, I don't think this song was supposed to be about Mitt Romney's flip-flopping in the first place. I think it's just trying to show that he's an asshole. You don't have to take the complete lyrics at face value; the individual clips tell enough of the story.
That Christine O'Donnell clip is pretty much just one speech which is autotuned.
I haven't seen any real examples of full on Romney hate out there. Maybe I'm missing something. Seems to me that from the left it's mostly mockery of how stiff, inauthentic and out of touch he is.
As McKenna also explains, how and why companies hire consultants tend to be functions of the regulatory environment. If you run a hospital or a car company or an Ivy League university, antitrust law restricts the information you can share with other firms in your industry. For the Ivies to share certain kinds of financial-aid information, for example, would be unfair to all non-Ivies that are competing for the same students. Consulting companies must observe the law, too, but a company that has consulted with many firms in an industry, or in similar industries, can be presumed to have a knowledge of “best practices” that will inform its advice. This knowledge is worth paying for, since there may often be no other legal way to get it.
It was Bain’s unusual idea to flip this model on its head. He created a consulting company that would work for only one firm in an industry, or “competitive set”—the group of companies against which a firm measures its own performance. Bain & Company would have a long-term relationship with that firm, and it would work on a retainer, rather than for a fee. The advice it sold would be confidential and exclusive to the client—proprietary knowledge.
Romney has already adopted the rhetoric of a child-molester or tax cheat by accusing Obama of going after our freedom
Wait a minute, corporatist plutocrats somehow deserve our sympathy?
Mitt Romney and the Infinite Sadness
HOST: Is there a concern that Santorum and Gingrich might force the governor to tack so far to the right it would hurt him with moderate voters in the general election.
FEHRNSTROM: Well, I think you hit a reset button for the fall campaign. Everything changes. It’s almost like an Etch A Sketch. You can kind of shake it up and restart all of over again.
Besides, alms nailed it upthread: This video doesn't read as particularly political anyway. It's an exercise in editing more than anything else.
The desired reaction appears to be, "Hey, this video is neat," not, "YES! FUCK THAT GUY!"
Etch-a-sketch politics: How small things become big things : "A video mashup of things Romney has said on the campaign trail set to the tune of Eminem’s “The Real Slim Shady” had 300 views on You Tube when we saw it on Tuesday morning. It has more than 900,000 hits now."
Man, that etch a sketch thing is going to stick, isn't it? They might as well have stuck him in a tank with a comically oversized helmet.
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