Stephen Stills on Mitt Romney: ‘I Never Thought I’d See a Creepier Politician Than Nixon’

From Stephen Stills, Rolling Stone:

Let’s take a look at recent history. When was Black Friday? When did the Dow drop 800 points? When was the big heist when all the bank stimulus money was given out with no accountability? Watching Mitt Romney and the Republicans campaigning right now, you’d never know all these things happened during the Bush administration. They speak as if the economy collapsed the day Obama was sworn into office.

Right now, the Dow is at 13,000. It was below 8,000 when the president took office. Job growth is rising. Unemployment is dropping. We desperately need to stay the course with this president.

At the second debate, somebody asked how Bush and Romney differ. I’ll give you the answer: Romney’s taller, Mormon and a little smarter and meaner. That’s about it. I couldn’t believe how he acted at that debate. He’s a churlish little prick. At least Bush was affable. I don’t care if it’s a debate and you’re running for office. It’s not right to be that rude to the President of the United States, let alone anybody else. Also, you don’t get offended when you get corrected. Unlike President Obama, Mitt Romney has been inside the bubble all his life. He has no idea what’s going on here. He has no idea how descructive Bush’s eight years were to this country.

Look, Mitt Romney has never governed. He’s been running for president forever. He was the chief executive of Massachusetts, and he left them with a huge deficit. All he’s done is predatory venture capitalism. That’s it. He doesn’t know how to make jobs. He knows how to get rid of jobs.

After getting driven into the ground by the policies of the Bush administration, the economy is creeping up. It’s doing that because people are sticking their shoulders to the wheel. Community banks are doing a lot of lending to small businesses and keeping them going. I just traveled through 80 cities in the country, and they’re working on roads everywhere. That’s the Obama stimulus money at work. He’s lead this country back from the brink of a complete disaster. Romney stands for all the policies that got us into this mess. It’s imperative that Obama gets re-elected, and I’m going to do everything I can between now and the election to make sure that happens.

With only a few days left, there is very little opportunity for nuance, so I will just tell you from my gut. I never in my lifetime thought I would see a creepier politician than Richard Nixon, but in the last few days, it became clear that Willard Mitt Romney is really, really creepy. Icky creepy, as my granddaughter would put it.

Read the whole letter by Stephen Stills here