Video: Romney offers cryptic critique of Hillary’s campaign launch

Video: Romney offers cryptic critique of Hillary’s campaign launch
Just a-lookin' for a latte...

I know some of y’all folks out there are experienced at detecting dog whistles.  And most of you are way hipper than I am.

So maybe you can help me out here.  What does it mean: “She’s smiling with her mouth, but her eyes are saying, you know, where’s my latte?”

Is it a zen koan?

I’m picking up on the fact that the CNS News writer, Susan Jones, seems to get it.  And it’s not that I don’t get the overall point Romney’s making — that Hillary was perfunctory and rhetorically tired, not seeming to believe much that she was saying.

I’m having a hard time placing the latte reference, however.

Meanwhile, I’d say of Romney that he’s grimacing good-naturedly with his mouth, but his eyes are saying — as they always seem to — “When is the Fed going to pound on a quarter point, already?”

J.E. Dyer

J.E. Dyer

J.E. Dyer is a retired Naval Intelligence officer who lives in Southern California, blogging as The Optimistic Conservative for domestic tranquility and world peace. Her articles have appeared at Hot Air, Commentary’s Contentions, Patheos, The Daily Caller, The Jewish Press, and The Weekly Standard.


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