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Note: Professional ethics, if not bodily safety, entails
keeping the source for this putative concession draft as secret as Mitt keeps
his top bundlers (fundraisers), tax returns, offshore accounts, et al. Romney deviated
from Barack Obama, George W. Bush and John McCain by refusing to identify his
deepest pockets, sources so terrified of publicity the details of all meetings
My true Americans:
Even if we fall short in the end, think what first-time, historic thresholds we've established: a self-made, self-effacing finance guy nearly dislodged Mr. Silver-tongued, Minority-loving, Incumbent Populist. One more week -- and one less darn super-storm -- and who knows? Even Reagan might have lost if Carter had a hurricane behind him.
Of course, hats off it to any hustler who outscores my accomplished operation, even if one idiot advisor brought up Etch-a-Sketching. Heck, we'd have gotten plastered without being all things to all voters. So unselfishly, I agreed that neither my past nor principles would stand in the way of winning. I make no apology, however, for identifying that slothful 47% of yokels. I knew all along Obama only had to patch 3% liberals to the 47% losers to reach his gullible majority.
But look how close we came, an outsider taking on huge odds
and the two slickest incumbents to ever come down the pike, Obama and Bill
Clinton. Had any CEO -- especially a bold, venture capitalist and
quarter-billionaire who hates high taxes -- plus a Mormon -- ever come closer to
seizing the White House? Never, and President Ryan in 2016 will acknowledge
this breakthrough by naming me ambassador to France, or Treasury secretary, oh,
Federal Reserve chiefdom would do.
Speaking of avoiding taxes, did folks think I'd just divulge esoteric tax havens that cost me thousands and saved me millions? And we won that donnybrook politically: I bet ten grand the next tycoon will also get a pass, despite minimal tax rates, shielding offshore bank accounts, loaded IRAs, even outsourcing jobs and companies. We blew apart tradition, bringing us ever closer to corporate heaven, "that government is best which taxes the rich least." Okay, we had to flip-flop now and again but give credit where credit is due -- no, no, not that kind of credit [laugh here]. We never folded under immense pressure, keeping sacred the holy proposition that private wealth must stay private. Thanks to us, the next super-rich politician knows there's no serious downside for minimal disclosure. The era of public tax returns is over, justifying my candidacy in a nutshell.
Fox News, not enough this time
And yet, even a flawless campaign, guided by my perfectly intuitive, far more charming wife, couldn't overcome the biased liberal media and socialist millions funneled from who knows where. Maybe America doesn't yet deserve a pious, latter-day saint informed by the family values that made the 1950's great. No doubt a surfeit of my diverse triumphs gave the Obama attack dogs too much baggage to cut down. And let's not forget Benedict Arnolds like Anne Coulter, actually warning that to nominate me was to lose. No talk shows for that brat [chuckle here]. Nor will I forgive that birdbrain Rick Perry for piling on, calling me a "vulture capitalist" and thus putting down the noble venture capital industry. No big bucks for that Texas jackass.
Why, such dimwits know nothing about how masters of the universe keep the system afloat. What other daring risk-takers rush in, search out vulnerabilities, or what we can get away with, then cut pensions, dump needless workers, and find cheap labor offshore? We priests of private equity are the merciless surgeons of capitalism, slashing away cancers to max out the asset values worth auctioning off. Sure, the Bain crew made money but only because we served a public service and restored the sickly to health. Isn't the point of profit-driven capitalism to separate winners from losers, known in my house as the firers and the firees? [chuckle here]
Rightwing blessings in disguise