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 bereading 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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