I finally "get it." By God they're working in shifts.
It was about the time of Todd Akin's outlandishly buffoonish comment that I was thinking, You know, it's about time for Mitt Romney to say something immensely stupid--it's been a while. But, as noted, Mr. Akin stepped in to take up the slack. Now that that's been a few days, though, Mr. Romney has returned to work. He punched in this morning:
Now I love being home in this place [Michigan] where Ann and I were raised, where both of us were born. Ann was born in Henry Ford Hospital. I was born in Harper Hospital. No one's ever asked to see my birth certificate. They know that this is the place that we were born and raised.
His staff, feeling legitimately raped--again--by their cretinous candidate, rushed into the press's arms:
The governor has always said, and has repeatedly said, he believes the president was born here in the United States. He was only referencing that Michigan, where he is campaigning today, is the state where he himself was born and raised.
We've 70-how-many-more days of this slapstick absurdity?
Compared to Mitt Romney, Richard Nixon was the Fred Astaire of small talk and human warmth in crowds. Really. No kidding. I've never seen anything like this man. He is, hands down, the world's worst politician.