I Admire Romney’s Style
For aficionados of political evisceration, Mitt Romney is performing pretty deftly. I really appreciate the finesse – the scalpel-like precision – of his standard attack on President Obama. According to political correspondent Mark Halperin in this week’s TIME, it goes something like this:
The President is a nice man with a nice family. He didn’t cause the economic mess, but his actions have made things worse. He’s clearly in over his head.
Clearly he takes the high road. Clearly he understands the scalpel works better than the bludgeon. And two months from the Iowa caucuses he’s sounding like a candidate already looking beyond hard-core Republicans and appealing to disaffected independents.