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  •  this may be the first failure of his life. (6+ / 0-)

    and on such a large stage. Imagine failing for the first time in your life aft age 60. And in front of 7 billion people worldwide and 300 million in your own country, who mock you everyday. And losing you "good name" to boot.

    Running for the presidency is not easy. It's not for the faint of heart. It's brutal. I'm a tough gal and I couldn't handle it. The emotional ups and downs, the doubts and the triumphs must be like having bipolar or something. I couldn't do it and I'm an entrepreneur used to living on the edge and having no guarantees in life.

    And I've failed a million times in my life. I'm sort of used to it.

    Anyone else in his shoes, I'd feel sorry for. But him? Not a bit. As I wrote in my last diary:

    I will smirk like an asshole (pfft, WTF am I talking about?! I will laugh the longest, deepest belly laugh and dance in the streets like it's mardi gras) when he's forced to realize, for the first time in his miserable life, and publicly on stage, at that, that no, money can't buy everything and that the American people are much smarter than he thought. I hope it causes him a major existential crisis and that he has that moment-of-death clarity when he can fully experience the soulless void of realizing that his entire life has been meaningless, relentless, and heartless destruction; an endless pursuit of nothing that really matters. And I hope that clarity dogs him utterly, like a Telltale Heart, until he changes or dies.

    For the record, I am not a member of Courtesy Kos. Just so you know. Don't be stupid. It's election season. My patience is short.

    by mdmslle on Wed Sep 26, 2012 at 05:28:57 AM PDT

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    •  An annual income of $20 million (1+ / 0-)
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      (that we know about) can assuage a lot of "existential crisis."  The only problem with having more money than you'll ever know what to do with is that the only thing then left to you is amassing power.  And knowing that you're going to be prevented from taking power (especially by the riff raff) may be disconcerting to an ego, but it's not deadly.

      "In this world of sin and sorrow there is always something to be thankful for; as for me, I rejoice that I am not a Republican." - H. L. Mencken

      by SueDe on Wed Sep 26, 2012 at 07:29:44 AM PDT

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      •  I've known and been close personally with (0+ / 0-)

        People in Mitt's income strata. Many are amazingly sensitive and insecure. You'd never know it looking from outside.

        Money doesn't help much as existential crises go. sure, you have enough money to bury the pain long enough to possibly ignore it, but its still there. these men cant stand a single quiet moment, and shit like this is why.  I think he's ripe for it.

        For the record, I am not a member of Courtesy Kos. Just so you know. Don't be stupid. It's election season. My patience is short.

        by mdmslle on Wed Sep 26, 2012 at 03:26:19 PM PDT

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