Where has Andrew Sullivan been?
I'd be fine with 3-1 on the spending cuts-revenue increase question. I'd prefer the revenue increases were achieved through tax reform, rather than increasing tax rates. But Romney is stuck with the position that he would even turn down a 10-1 ratio....
Romney is stuck with no such thing. He's forever unburdened by anything so uncontrollably weighty as principles, commitments, or his word. Were he by some miracle to awake tomorrow to a focus-grouped change of right-wing opinion, which overnight had begun to appreciate the immeasurable splendor of a 1-10 ratio of spending cuts and revenue increases, then, well, by God, that would be Romney's position.
It would not be a new position for Romney, mind you. No, no, it would be the position he has always held. This he would let us know, even if it meant correcting a certain Fox News interviewer with the prickly comeback, "Well, Bret, your question is just not accurate. So we're going to have to be better informed about my views on issues."