Romney Derangement Syndrome Seems Pretty Close To An Actual Illness

If Mitt Romney wins, the only thing better than watching MSNBC on election night may be reading stories like this one..

David Plouffe, one of President Obama’s top campaign strategists, has a word for supporters he feels are needlessly fretful: bed wetters.

“Oh, I think I’m worse than that,” Kay Edelman said.

For the past several weeks, the 60-year-old San Francisco resident has frequently bolted awake in the middle of the night, in “a panic attack,” she said. She darts for her computer and checks the latest polls. Some days she’s so distraught that she can’t exercise.

Every morning, she gets e-mails from friends who’ve been just as sleepless. Most are so tense, they can croak out only a few words. “Very anxious.” “Worried.”

“Nothing more needs to be said,” said Edelman, a retired educational administrator.

…Berkeley resident Jim Blume yelled at the television while he watched the debate with family and friends.

“C’mon! Say something! That’s wrong what he (Romney) is saying,” Blume recalls telling the leader of the free world.

Alas, Obama didn’t respond to Blume’s pleas. And for the next two nights, Blume didn’t sleep. A man who has voted for only one Republican in his life – when the Beatles were touring – found himself questioning Obama and the state of the campaign.

“What was happening? Who was this guy?” Blume asked.

When you make your ideology your religion, this is the sort of thing that can happen to you and I probably shouldn’t admit it, but, I would enjoy knowing that they wet their pillows with salty tears for a few nights after a Romney win.

Keep your fingers crossed…

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2 Responses to Romney Derangement Syndrome Seems Pretty Close To An Actual Illness

  1. Jed Wunderli says:

    I still can’t figure out what the love affair is with Obama. He’s a lying loser who either 1) has no clue about the economy, foreign policy or anything else a president should understand or 2) he’s doing this all on purpose as suggested in the movie 2016. I think it’s #2 but it doesn’t matter, either way he sucks and he needs to go. I’m probably wrong but I can only hope that after a real recover and lots of great successes by Romney that these Obama-loving freaks will see the light and appreciate Romney once and for all. They probably won’t, but I can hope.

  2. aharris says:

    I’ll admit to harboring a fair amount of anxiety over how these elections play out, but not so much that it’s consuming my life. My worries lie mainly in the avenues of not knowing how to adequately plan for my future, and who gets elected could have a major impact on that, so plans are necessarily incomplete at the moment – something I don’t like. But regardless, the activities of daily living can and do go on without interruption. I sleep soundly at night.

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