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Make Romney the Ebola Czar

The appointment of Ron Klain to save us from Ebola is another one of President Obama’s specialities: Pasta Fiasco. Klain is a Democratic operative. His major life’s work has been protecting, promoting and serving the White House as chief of staff to Vice Presidents Biden and Gore. How are we going to trust what he says and does?

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And who’s ever heard of him outside of Washington? And where is he, anyway? The White House hasn’t even introduced him to us.

Give me a break.

If Mitt Romney really isn’t serious about running for president, and if President Obama was ever serious about his post-2008 election idea of giving Romney something important to do, let’s make Romney the Ebola Czar.

Here are five reasons why he would be a better Ebola czar than what’s-his-name:

1. He has a commanding presence and reassuring way about him. Americans need that in a crisis.

2. Everyone knows him. A familiar face is helpful in leading Americans through a time of peril.

4. He has significant executive experience through his work at Bain Capital and through other endeavors, like steering the 2002 Winter Olympics away from financial disaster.

4. He’s run a huge government agency before – AKA the State of Massachusetts.

5. Unlike even Obama himself, Romney knows how to work with members of the opposite party, having pushed his Romneycare legislation through the Massachusetts legislature. His choice would be a signal, unlike Ron Klain, that Obama isn’t going to worry about the politics of Ebola.

We all know Romney. He has his flaws, including an insufficient commitment to conservative ideology. But does anyone doubt that Romney would knock heads, make decisions, keep the public informed, and cut through the bureaucracy?

And I’m sure there are plenty on either side of the aisle who at this point wouldn’t mind if Obama lent him the Oval Office to work out of.

H/T to Aaron Goldstein at the American Spectator who first came up with the idea of Romney as Ebola Czar. Photo credit: Greg Skidmore.

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39 Responses to Make Romney the Ebola Czar

  1. While I agree with you on some of Romney’s qualifications for the job, I think it would hurt the Republicans if they helped Obama (and the Democrats) out now. I’m not sure a “czar” is really needed anyway. This is a person who deflects blame and responsibility from the President. Two things are really crucial, a travel ban which Obama has the authority to enact himself or maybe Congress can, and a serious evaluation of how American military is going to be used. Sorry, I don’t want Romney and the Republicans to be blamed for any US deaths from Ebola.

      • x2 And it would have helped had Obama proposed a serious candidate for Surgeon General.

        Not that the Surgeon General is the end all be all. But to be without one as a country during this time just points to the failings of this Administration. But hey, we’ll appoint, a new Ebola Czar because the other one is MIA.

    • Oh gosh, that picture…. That fellow is sooo goodlooking……….
      Well , anyhow, I agree with you, Julie, I don´t want him to be blamed for Obamas errors either, don´t get involved with that silly president.
      You wrote earlier today about Cameron ,yes, I believe Cameron has difficulties with the immigration problem. So have most European leaders who refuses to see the problems and discuss the problems. That´s why parties like Ukip, Front National and the likes are so succesful. In the September election in my country a similar party, Sverigedemokraterna, got many, many votes. Most of us ordinary voters don´t want open borders. Just like you over there. The politicians ? Well, they are not to be trusted in these matters. They may be errand-boys/girls…

    • Romney could not defeat the disease that is ‘Barack Hussein Obama’ back in 2012…
      What f-ing good would Romney be today…?
      He would be nothing but a piece of propaganda for Dear Leader Obama.

  2. Wait – this isn’t satire?
    Good gravy, as if the Os would allow that Repub anywhere near the Oval Office in any capacity for any reason.
    He’s the “enemy”, he’s the reason the Black man can’t get ahead, he’s the 1% that stole everyone’s purse, he has binders full of women, and he might just look so attractive speaking from the Rose Garden that he gets an idea he belongs there for a 4 year term..
    If MrO and his minions weren’t such vindictive pols, they would ask former PresClinton to be the voice of ebola (I can’t believe I just wrote that). The “voice of ebola”…..lol.

    I get it. He is the reassuring voice that will calm the ebola crisis and fear of Americans that we are going to h*ll in a handbasket. Not going to happen, won’t even be considered, IMO.

    • I checked for the satire tag too !

      Had Romney been our President there would be a competent administration and no need to spin failure into delicious fluff balls of cotton candy.

        • Conservatives and so many others want Romney to take all these “specialist jobs” for good reasons as stated in your article. “But, but, but, no -anybody but Romney for President!” Romney deserves to be President of the United States. He’s worked harder and is the most qualified, and most ethical with a servants heart, yet Conservatives want any body but. Please, Romney should turn this one down as well as saving Detroit and all the other lame ideas. President Romney or retired Grandpa – that’s it. America blew it in 2012.

          • This was not meant as a reply to this comment. What should have been the reply is, Romney was the only candidate that was not promoting amnesty in 2012. Go back and study.

    • With Clinton as the “voice of ebola”, he’d find a way to be “quarantined” with some intern/s and we’d have deja vu all over again. :)
      My, what creatures of slime we have in DC….

  3. If Obama really wanted to get even with the Clintons, this “appointment” might just do it. Damn the ideology, full speed ahead….yeah, sure….

    H

  4. “And I’m sure there are plenty on either side of the aisle who at this point wouldn’t mind if Obama lent him the Oval Office to work out of.”
    Especially since Barry only uses it for the occasional photo op.

  5. I think Keith is serious. Romney would be good at anything he set his in to because he is a leader who can k.ock heads together in a good way. The Obama Czar should have been a military medical expert who directs one of the military hospitals. ….i am not sure but read somewhere also that it takes up to 30 days for a person to be Ebola free not 21. 21 days leaves 12% chance of infection wandering streets possibly

  6. I’d take Romney, but it’ll never happen, not with Obama’s ego and zealotry.
    Ron Klain is just one more dreadful decision by Obama – like not instituting a travel ban.

  7. Couldn’t disagree more. The thought of ‘my Mitt’ working for Obama and his band of liars and election thieves is almost too much to bear. There’s an old expression: lie down with dogs; get up with fleas.

    Let Obama wallow in his own cesspool of incompetence and arrogance. I’m sure Ann Romney would agree. The Romneys are not the Clintons who would sell their souls to the highest bidder.

  8. What was the point of appointing an Ebola czar anyway, if he won’t be doing anything for another 5 – 6 months? We could all be dead by then.

  9. Ben Carson would be the best choice for Ebola. But, of course, Obama isn’t looking for the most honest, intelligent and TRUTHFUL person to protect the people. He doesn’t care one bit about America or its people. Obama is the worst, racist, liar, POS. He should never have been in government. Him and Holder, two of a kind, two racists, only out to hurt whitey and the Republicans. He is not a President, he is a dicator, acting like Hitler. Children are getting sick with viruses because of all the unchecked filth he’s letting in. no physical examinations, just letting them all in for the ILLEGAL votes and he doesn’t give a damn. He loves population control, doesn’t care how many die of Ebola and/or viruses. Wish it happens to him.

  10. Conservatives and so many others want Romney to take all these “specialist jobs” for good reasons as stated in your article. “But, but, but, no -anybody but Romney for President!” Romney deserves to be President of the United States. He’s worked harder and is the most qualified, and most ethical with a servants heart, yet Conservatives want any body but. Please, Romney should turn this one down as well as saving Detroit and all the other lame ideas. President Romney or retired Grandpa – that’s it. America blew it in 2012.

  11. Bad idea, Romney would just say why not appoint someone who already has a presence in the field and give him supreme authority.

    He would decline.