Would that Mitt Romney takes Scott Walker's campaign-management advice: "I would get rid of the podium, I’d give him a mic, get him right in the crowd and defy all the stereotypes built about him in the media, because I think he can relate."
It's impossible for us to know if Scott Walker really thinks that, but we can hope that Romney's supersized ego is enchanted by it, and thus does it: dispatches the podium, grabs a mic, goes right in the crowd and ... once again fulfills all the stereotypes of his self-constructed image--that of an irreparable, overcompensating gaffe-machine who can no more relate to proletarian vulgarity than could Tzar Nicholas II.
My guess is that Scott Walker knows this, and his advice was partly that of a maternal instinct. "That's our boy, who can do anything if he just puts his mind to it. Isn't he wonderful?" Deep down, though, Scottie knows his boy is a socially graceless, inhumanly clumsy, unregenerate loser.
But now Scott, post-Mitt disaster, can also say "I told you so."