That Was Needlessly Graphic

George Will reaches between stalls and puts his finger on what’s wrong with Mitt Romney:

The fact that Craig deepened his misery with an absurd “explanation” that was, in its way, lewd increased the duty to feel compassion for him. But the presidential candidate he supported quickly pounced, issuing a statement devoid of human sympathy. Craig, said Mitt Romney, seizing yet another opportunity to stroke social conservatives, “reminds us of Mark Foley and Bill Clinton” and, “frankly, it’s disgusting.”

If Romney fails to translate his intelligence and accomplishments into the Republican nomination, one reason will be the suspicion that there is something synthetic and excessively calculating about every move in his increasingly embarrassing courtship of those who are called “values voters.” If they can be courted that way, their values need a tuneup.




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