Just little varmints, to use a word that all North-easterners use daily, that's all he's killed.Courting skeptical gun owners, Mitt Romney told a National Rifle Association convention that their rights are under assault from President Barack Obama’s administration and they must help block his re-election.
“We need a president who will enforce current laws, not create new ones that only serve to burden lawful gun owners. President Obama has not; I will,” the presumptive Republican presidential nominee said in St. Louis yesterday at a gathering organizers say will draw about 65,000 through the weekend.
“We need a president who will stand up for the rights of hunters, sportsmen and those who seek to protect their homes and their families,” he said. “President Obama has not; I will.”
“I’m not a big-game hunter,” he said. “I’ve made it very clear, I’ve always been a, if you will, a rodent and rabbit hunter all right? Small, small varmints, if you will. And I began when I was, oh, 15 or so, and have hunted those kinds of varmints since then -- more than two times. I also hunted quail in Georgia, so I’ve -- it’s not really big-game hunting, if you will, however. It’s not deer and large animals. But I’ve hunted a number of times of various types of small rodents.”
Isn't such transparent fence-straddling offensive to both sides. Is that supposed to appease the real hunters while not totally putting off the animal rights folks?
This isn't even a smart strategy. If the racist white conservatives weren't so desperate to rid the country of Obama, this approach would be laughed at. It should be laughed at, it's pathetic.
Here's the test though. Are the NRA types as numerous as they say? I mean the ones completely under the ether? The convention is a gathering of 60,000 passionate members, but how representative are they of the whole?
I predict Obama by a landslide. What do you think?