Mitt Romney Voted Least Influential Person of 2012, Which Is Great News for Our Country

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Mitt RomneyGQ says its list of the 25 LEAST influential people of 2012 is in no particular order, but I don't buy it. Because really, at the top of that list we find everyone's favorite failed Republican presidential candidate (well, there really can only be one...): Mitt Romney.

And thank goodness! I am tickled pink that Mr. Romney will remain a figure of little to no influence because as a woman (and a human being), I kind of like the "gifts" that Obama allegedly "gave" us. What am I grateful that Romney won't be influencing this holiday season? Oh so very many things.

Here are a few:

1. Health Insurance: Sure, some parts of Obamacare are controversial, but I can certainly appreciate the provisions that will keep health insurance companies from rejecting you for preexisting conditions, let folks stay on their parents plans til age 26, and basically provide health care for all Americans. Thanks, Mitt, for not "influencing" any of these critical things away.

2. The 47 Percent: The 47 percent of Americans that Mr. Romney believes are lazy wastes-of-space also no longer have to fear his influence. He called them all "Obama supporters," but that 47 percent of folks who don't pay taxes include the poor, the unemployed, and stay-at-home moms. Gee, such a nice guy, that Romney.

3. Women: Women no longer need to fear Romney's influence over their health, their bodies, or their access to birth control, a "gift" Obama gave to young, college-age women, according to Romney's now-famous post-election call with donors. Old white men on Capitol Hill don't get to make our reproductive choices for us, even though some of them keep trying.

4. Hispanic Voters: Also remaining safe from Romney's influence: the Hispanic voters to whom Obama gave the "gift" of amnesty in the form of the proposed "Dream Act" that would allow the children of illegal immigrants a way to stay in the U.S. legally. Because yeah, let's punish the kids.

5. Gay Rights: As more states vote to allow same-sex couples to marry, Romney's opposition is thankfully cast into irrelevance.

6. Dogs: And last, but not by any means least, Irish Setters and other dogs everywhere are now safe from Romney's influence, and no longer need to fear being strapped to the roof of a moving car while being dragged along on a family vacation.

Do you think Mitt Romney was one of the least influential figures of 2012? Who else do you think should be on the list?


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Pinkmani Pinkmani

Mitt Romney hasn't influenced me to do anything; however, he has a great head of hair and Paul Ryan's eyes are somewhat dreamy. I'm sure he's enjoying this wonderful period of R&R caused by the stress of campaigning and he probably looks forward to next week's lunch with President Obama. 

bills... billsfan1104

Every single liberal blogger and most every liberal commenter tell us "the election is over, get over it". Your guy won. Be happy. Instead of being happy, all you can do is tear a man and his family down. Give it a damn rest.

early... earlybird11

Rididculous. If someone wrote anything negative about the joker (aka obama) we'd be slammed to shit

Hocke... HockeyMomNJ

Its so funny that the Obama supporters keep telling the Romney supporters to move on, get over it, the election is over etc....... I guess they must do that in between writing dozens of pieces where they themselves are doing anything but moving on. Seriously, the dead horse just called - he wants to know when you're gonna stop beating him. Why don't you write another 5 articles about the Kardashians, the 8 millionth rumor of who's gonna star in 50 shades of gray......... Or wait, you could actually write something useful! Maybe a piece about Americans moving on together, no matter which party you side with. Instead of yet another divisive piece where you just tear the other side down. Would that really be so hard????

Flori... Floridamom96

Oh, HockeyMom and Bills, you ask too much. This is CafeMom after all.

Bruic... Bruickson

Wow. Just wow. He lost the election. We get it. Can we please move on? Articles like this just further divide our country. We are suppose to be working together now, not rubbing salt in the wounds for those of us who voted for Romney.


I'm a dyed in the wool dem but I am really tired of this baiting by the bloggers. Obama won ,we get it, I voted for him, but its time to stop pouring salt in wounds. You bloggers know that this is a hot button issue instead of telling reps. to get over it; why don't YOU get over it and stop acting like a campaign manager trying to find more mud to sling

Hocke... HockeyMomNJ

Florida your one word reply was fantastic, I almost spit out my coffee.

Earlybird, slammed to shit may be an understatement lol. You would be called a bitter, sore losing best.

Luv - do you make that same reply to everyone who has a negative response / comment? Just wondering.....

bills... billsfan1104

Luv, I just won a quilt set from the theStir. I aint going anywhere. Booyah.

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