I like Mitt to this day, but I accept that the people spoke (damnit) and that the people are largely wise.
What was grating at the time, and lingers, is that liberals reserve for themselves the right to critique for stupidity and obtuseness. Some liberals do this with a complete lack of self awareness for their own stupidity and obtuseness.
Mitt could not be called stupid the way W was called stupid, because Mitt had the superficial appearance of being smart in a way that W did not. But Mitt got called obtuse or uninformed a bit anyway, particularly on this ‘geopolitical foe’ bit.
So Romney was right. This is obvious.
Most TNR article comment threads get about 5 comments.
With this comment thread freakout, it shows a cohort that’s stuck on denial as a stage of grief. Liberals will never admit Romney could be right and that Pres. Obama might be limited to merely mundane above average intellect and thought.
Accept, people. Geez.