"This is a message I'm carrying day in and day out."
--Mitt Romney, today, to Fox News
The "this," of course, is that America is burdened by deadbeats and takers and shiftless connivers and their numbers just happen to roughly coincide with President Obama's polarized half. Romney will fudge the percentage a bit and--already accomplished--plead inelegance in his previous comments, but essentially Romney is going with what he said privately, earlier this year.
And "this" is new, how? This is suddenly bold--as his party's Limbaughs have advised--how? This is the right speaking its mind only out of desperation--now?
Have I've missed something? The number of undecided voters has been minuscule to virtually non-existent for months; the upcoming election has, accordingly, been forecast as a base election for months; Romney's staffers have been quite untimid in broadcasting their understanding of the race as a base-based race; and therefore for nearly as many months Romney has been running around 10 "swing states" (in which he's hopelessly behind) literally screaming that the president of the United States is no decent American, thus no decent American could ever consider voting for him. And all of this is now new, how?
Romney may or may not believe some or all of "this" crap. I don't know. I doubt Romney knows. But what I do know is that it sure as hell isn't new.