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Posted by on Jul. 30, 2012 at 2:02 PM
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Newsweek's Mitt Romney 'Wimp' Cover


Newsweek is out with yet another controversial cover, this time calling Mitt Romney a "wimp."

The cover features a picture of Romney with the words "The Wimp Factor" in giant type.

"Romney is the genuine article: a true wimp," Michael Tomasky argues in his cover story. "In some respects, he’s more weenie than wimp—socially inept; at times awkwardy ingratiating, at other times mocking those “below” him, but almost always getting the situation a little wrong, and never in a sympathetic way."

Romney didn't let it bother him though. The presumptive Republican nominee laughed the cover off over the weekend. When Bob Schieffer asked if he had been called a wimp before, he said, "Uh, I don't recall that, no."

He noted that Newsweek had called former President George H.W. Bush a "wimp" on its cover before as well. Romney said that Bush was "a pretty great president and anything but" a wimp.

PHOTO: newsweek

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_Kissy_
by on Jul. 30, 2012 at 2:16 PM
Perfect.
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Jambo4
by Gold Member on Jul. 30, 2012 at 2:20 PM
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.. and this is what they chose for their final cover?

Says a lot about their journalistic integrity.

Going out with a bang....lol

mehamil1
by on Jul. 30, 2012 at 2:26 PM
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Media and integrity is an oxymoron. They want to sell stuff and will use language like this to do it. It all comes down to money, not getting the truth out. 

Quoting Jambo4:

.. and this is what they chose for their final cover?

Says a lot about their journalistic integrity.

Going out with a bang....lol


Jambo4
by Gold Member on Jul. 30, 2012 at 2:29 PM
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ROMNEY RESPONDS TO NEWSWEEK ‘WIMP’ COVER: ‘WOULDN’T GET MUCH SLEEP’ IF I WORRIED ABOUT THE MEDIA

(The Blaze/AP) — Mitt Romney says if he worried about what reporters thought of him, he wouldn’t get much sleep– and he’s been sleeping just fine.

The U.S. presidential candidate told CBS’ “Face the Nation” that he isn’t sweating the upcoming Newsweek magazine cover that leads with “Romney: The Wimp Factor.”

The title reportedly continues: “Is He Just Too Insecure To Be President?“ and the article itself then likens the presidential candidate to a ”mouse” in the White House.

Here’s how the cover will reportedly appear:

Mitt Romney Says He Isnt Worried About Newsweek Wimp Cover on CBS Face the Nation

(Photo: Newsweek Tumblr via Business Insider)

Romney explained that the media tried a similar criticism of President George H.W. Bush, who Romney described as “a pretty great president” and not a “wimp.”

Newsweek used the same exact insult, actually.  According to the Associated Press, a 1987 Newsweek profile featured then-Vice President Bush with the title — “Fighting the ‘Wimp Factor.”

Asked whether he had ever been called “wimp” himself, Romney says he thinks the magazine cover is a first.

The left’s narrative appears to have run two different courses simultaneously in this regard.  Romney has been portrayed as a “bully” for allegedly cutting the hair of a boy in grade school, and Obama adviser Robert Gibbs just called Romney to a “prep school bully” on Sunday. (LOL)

So is it possible to be both a bully and a wimp at the same time?

Watch the whole CBS interview, below:

As those who follow current events know, Newsweek has a reputation for leading with provocative (but not necessarily accurate) cover stories.

According to Newsweek, Barack Obama is the “first gay president,” and everyone remembers Michele Bachmann’s unfortunate cover photo.

The antics likely haven‘t helped Newsweek’s success in the industry.  Earlier this week, it was announced that the magazine may be forced to become online-only.

The conservative site Weasel Zippers responded to the Newsweek cover with an image of Barack Obama riding his bicycle, asking: “If Romney is a wimp, then what is this guy?”

Mitt Romney Says He Isnt Worried About Newsweek Wimp Cover on CBS Face the Nation

(Photo: AP)

When asked how she feels about the Newsweek cover, DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman-Schultz launched into a discussion of Romney’s “[secretive]” habits:

“Well, I think Mitt Romney has demonstrated repeatedly he has a penchant for– for secrecy, doesn’t seem to have any interest in actually showing the American people his– his finances, decision– important decisions about his investments, refuses to come clean on his time at Bain Capital and when he was really there, and, you know, be held accountable for the outsourcing of jobs and the off-shoring of jobs and shipping jobs overseas … So I– I think he has left quite a bit of doubt about his level of preparation and readiness to the President.”

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matreshka
by Gold Member on Jul. 30, 2012 at 3:00 PM
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I would have put a pair of flip flops on the the cover instead.

rocketracer
by Gold Member on Jul. 30, 2012 at 6:27 PM

Newsweek can't even come up with a new cover. Newsweek essentially had the same cover headline for Bush I.

I thought Romney was a corporate bully. Looks like the media's attempt to brand Romney a bully didn't work so now the media is going with to try to turn Romeny into a wimp.  How much money has the Obama campaign spent on trying to create this new narrative for Romney?

nanaofsix531
by Platinum Member on Jul. 30, 2012 at 6:44 PM

LOL If the flip flop fit's it must be robme. sidesplittinglaughter

trippyhippy
by Silver Member on Jul. 30, 2012 at 6:46 PM

That's awesome!

Jambo4
by Gold Member on Jul. 30, 2012 at 7:04 PM
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Quoting rocketracer: How much money has the Obama campaign spent on trying to create this new narrative for Romney?

One does wonder... again... Obama can't run on his own narrative so he desperately looking, searching, grasping at anything.. anything at all the will focus on his opponent... 

and

it's........  hilarious...
                                  smile

imamomzilla
by on Jul. 30, 2012 at 9:15 PM
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 sidesplittinglaughter

Quoting Jambo4:

 

  •  “If Romney is a wimp, then what is this guy?”
Mitt Romney Says He Isnt Worried About Newsweek Wimp Cover on CBS Face the Nation

(Photo: AP)

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