“For all his businesslike intentions, Mr Romney has an economic plan that works only if you don’t believe most of what he says. That is not a convincing pitch for a chief executive.”
I am loving the way the press is beginning to take the outcome of the election as a foregone conclusion, and the post-game analysis has already begun. In particular, the conservative press is already engaging in vicious recriminations.
Because their ideas are demonstrably the same or worse. The Atlantic breaks it down, including some amazing polling numbers (Obama leads Romney on the question “does the candidate reflect your views on abortion?” by 13 points, for instance)
Romney’s foreign policy spokesman, who is openly gay, has been hounded out of the campaign by outraged conservatives. Not that he was making any pro-gay policy calls or anything. They just don’t want a gay person in the campaign.
To an electorate already deeply (and rightfully) suspicious of Romney’s commitment to his principles, this is going down terribly. This could be the moment that sinks the Romney campaign, except that there are no viable alternatives left at this point, meaning it sinks the GOP in the general, too. Grab the popcorn, kids.