With today's news of a lower unemployment rate, more than a few pundits will spend this day pondering its newsy benefit to Obama, and some will predict that this one little number--7.8--has, probably, sealed Romney's fate. Some may even boldly declare, It's over.
It is, of course, over. But here's what most professional pundits have never been able to comprehend:
It was over when Romney chose the radically right, Randian Ryan as his running mate. It was over when Romney failed to reboot, to "re-etch," after the GOP primaries. It was over when Romney chased the nomination through farther and farther right-wing rhetoric during the primaries. It was over when Romney began his far-rightward drift, which soon became a far-rightward gush, after his 2008 meltdown. It was over when Romney determined he could run for the U.S. Senate as one man and run for the statehouse as another man and then run for the White House as yet another man. It was all over when the youthful Mitt Romney gazed self-adoringly into a mirror and said, "I'm going to be a success--a greater success than my father--no matter what it takes."