cbsNews.com’s The Brody File: “Hillary Clinton and Mitt Romney: Soul Mates”

Brody argues here that Mitt Romney is a polarizing figure. But this is overwrought. And it plays into Romney’s bathetic martyr narrative, which everyone who follows Romney must be tired of hearing by now. As Brody himself predicts:

Romney’s camp will say that it just proves that everyone knows Romney is a serious threat to be the next President of the United States … more

Note the language. Romney is a serious threat … The declaration itself is a problem. Should we be afraid of a Romney presidency?

But: no. Everyone is not out “to get” Romney. The problem for Mitt Romney is Mitt Romney. The principal argument against Mitt Romney is Mitt Romney. The decisive criticism of Mitt Romney is Mitt Romney.

No matter how many gibbering misfit Mittwits step forward to attempt to discredit those who oppose Mitt Romney, or who attempt to ascribe the honest criticisms of others to envy, hate, or fear, the Mittwits are still left with Mitt Romney. Pity them.

yours etc.
dr. d.g.

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