Oh dear. Mitt on the conservative base:
It’s very easy to excite the base with incendiary comments. We’ve seen throughout the campaign if you’re willing to say really outrageous things that are accusative, attacking of President Obama, that you’re going to jump up in the polls. I’m not willing to light my hair on fire to try and get support. I am who I am. I’m a person with extensive experience in the private sector, in the economy.And he'd better not; his hair seems to be his greatest asset.
Doesn't he sound exactly like John McCain, lecturing us all to play nice with Obama? That was a winning strategy, eh?
As for the base, they just aren't that smart, are they? James Antle:
Without trying to read too much into a single quote, this is a good example of why Romney is having trouble gaining (or at least keeping) traction: many Republican voters feel that Romney has a low opinion of their intelligence, that he thinks the base is dumb, that he believes conservative rhetoric is just boob bait for the bubbas. This perception is why a critical mass of conservatives don't trust Romney and are reluctant to support him.Romney is just not a conservative. Therein lies the problem.
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