You know how you can't figure something out no matter how you look at it, and then you get one little piece of information and everything clicks into place?
Well, that just happened to me. I was reading this story about Romney's despicable politicizing of a dead Navy Seal, claiming that they were buddies when the guy's mother and friends tell a very different story, that Romney introduced himself to the Seal a bunch of times at the same event, when I came across this little gem:
On June 16, 1968, Mitt Romney, while a Mormon Missionary in Paris, France, was driving a car and was involved in an auto accident that resulted in one death. By all reports, Romney was seriously injured. Via The New York Times:In a coma? Swollen face? Eye almost shut? Wait, here's the epiphany: Mitt Romney had traumatic brain injury as the result of that accident, and he has the lingering effects of that brain damage today!
“Mitt was just coming out of his coma, but his face was all swollen, his eye was almost shut, and one arm was fractured,” Robinson said. “We didn’t have CT scans or MRIs in those days, but we got what tests we could to show that he was OK, and that he was certainly going to survive, although he probably came within a hair of not surviving.” But Robinson said Romney recovered quickly without surgery, benefiting in part from his youth and general good health.
If this is true, it goes a long way to explain his many flip-flops, his shifting stance on so many major issues. He's not really lying about this shit -- he really believes, at the time he says it, that it is the gods' truth!
I don't think brain damage is anything to be embarrassed about. I don't think it's anything to make light of. And I don't think it's necessary to publicize that you have it -- unless you are running for the presidency of the United States!