So, I was watching Hardball this morning, to be reminded of why Mitt Romney might be a flip-flopping Republican (hawwwwkkk-spit!), but was still obviously the only reasonable choice for a GOP candidate.
They assert this, of course, because only within twenty miles of Beacon Hill does Mitt qualify as "Conservative". Outside of a few coastal enclaves, he's perceived as slightly to the left of the local Democrats and viewed askance as some kind of #OCCUPY_THE_WHITE_HOUSE hippie pinko. There'd be nothing like a Romney-Obama race to encourage Republican voters to stay home in droves, and Barry would beat him like a drum.
Further, even if by some fluke Romney were to win, you'd be replacing a crony capitalist anti-gun politician who was in favor of socialized medicine with a crony capitalist anti-gun politician who was in favor of socialized medicine, but who used a higher SPF sunscreen and wore faith-based underoos. So the players might change, but in terms of policy direction it'd probably be largely a net wash.
Anyhow, one of the guest talking heads was Meet the Press's David Gregory. Am I the only person who can never concentrate on what he's saying because I'm waiting for him to leap across the set and start eating the cameraman's face? The dude is downright simian. He has a muzzle, for Goodall's sake! Were his brow any lower, he'd need to shave his eyebrows to see! The only makeup he'd need to play Dr. Zaius would be a haircut!