Hey, while you guys have been obsessing incessantly on Scott Brown, how stupid he is, and what a coward he is, what a terrible father and husband he is, and how you don’t like his wife and daughters, your candidate for President has had a decent couple of weeks, poor economic news notwithstanding.
The gay marriage move, and the position on illegal immigrant children, were pretty damn clever, twice forcing Romney– fresh off a year of sprinting to the right to satisfy the Republican primary voters, and trying to figure out how to move toward center without blowing up his own convention– into a pickle. Each time, Romney could (i) cover his base, and risk losing independents and moderates; (ii) continue his pivot, and risk losing his base; or (iii) straddle and stumble. He has chosen (iii), which means someone at Camp Obama can now set up spots with him in June, against video of him during the primary, against spots of him in 1994, and make him look unprincipled. (Tough task, that.)
I am reading that these moves have also helped get the liberal base a little bit jazzed up, but, judging by the posting here during the last few weeks, I would have to say that this might be wishful thinking or exaggeration.
Even so, a nice couple of moves. I wonder if they have a few more of these loaded in the magazine.