Thursday, May 03, 2012


romney's chronic etch-a-sketch moments are generally portrayed as opportunistic. but the more i think about it, the more i think it's just cowardly. the latest example:
“It’s not that the campaign cared whether Ric Grenell was gay,” one Republican adviser said. “They believed this was a nonissue. But they didn’t want to confront the religious right.”
romney will be the GOP nominee. the religious right is not going to vote for obama. standing up to the religious right might even help him to win over independents, the people who will actually decide the general election.  and yet mitten is so scared of making christian conservatives mad that he's willing to toss overboard an advisor whose expertise he values.

not that romney is the only scaredy-cat in presidential politics. the obama administrations decision to toss al armendariz overboard after the rightwing media has a hissy fit over a quote that was clearly and unambiguously taken out of context shows just as much courage.