Before it slides off into his archive, have a look at Steve Benen’s excellent short piece on Romney’s latest attempt at reinventing himself as a creator of jobs. One highlight:
During his tenure, Massachusetts ranked 47th out of 50 states in jobs growth.
So this is the guy who plans to go around saying, “I like President Obama, but he doesn’t have a clue how jobs are created.”
BTW Jeff Zeleny’s front page piece in the Sunday New York Times on Romney’s new focus on jobs says nothing about his record of job creation when he was Massachusetts’ governor. Not.One.Thing.
Just one of the many things that have always bothered me about Romney is what the British political theorist David Runciman calls “second order hypocrisy.” The second-order hypocrite is self-righteous about his self-righteousness, complaisant in his complaisance. He is “one who pretends to the public that double-dealing and hypocrisy, though endemic, are not inevitable-and that he is a beacon of sincerity in a corrupt and hypocritical world.” Sounds like our Mitt alright.
Romney’s new job-creation identity is yet another pathetic attempt to create one particular job for a certain Willard M. Romney.