blue_mangos (blue_mangos) wrote in talk_politics,
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Qu'est-ce que c'est ceci?

A new attack ad on GOP front runner Mitt Romney features a rather strange criticism. That he speaks French. (and speaks it rather poorly I may add. His accent is atrocious)



The ad compares him to John Kerry who was also attacked during the 2004 elections for speaking and 'looking' French. I just don't understand this type of criticism. How is speaking a second language a detriment? Would you not want your leader to be as educated as possible, to be able to converse freely with leaders of other countries in their native language to help ease misunderstandings? American politics frequently baffle me but this is one of the strangest things I have heard.

The ad also claims at the end that a moderate can not beat Obama. Again, I am confused by this and hope our American members can explain this to me. Would a moderate not have a better chance at this than someone to the far right? It seems to me that a moderate could pick up swing votes from those on the left who are dissatisfied with Obama far easier than one whose policies scare them.

And just for lols, 2% of Americans believe Mitt Romney's first name is Mittens. Which would be kind of awesome if true.
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