I want to pull out of the details of the latest lie Mitt Romney can’t sustain to ask a simple question: what is this guy going to run on? Let’s take a look at where we’re at in this campaign:
* Mitt’s record as Governor of Massachusetts can only be mentioned in the most oblique way because Romneycare is more-or-less Obamacare at the state level. The House contingent of his party voted thirty-something times to repeal Obamacare, and they’re probably formulating riders to appropriation bills demanding that someone poop on it in public, so that part of his bio is pretty toxic.
* Only the most credulous hack now thinks that Romney can elide responsibility for less-than-pleasing Bain activities like offshoring and their investments in fetus disposal. Despite the best efforts of Glenn Kessler and FactCheck.org, no reasonable person believes the founder and sole stockholder can pick an arbitrary date a few weeks after he left the company to play a game of “not me”, so mentioning Bain was already dicey business for Romney. Now, it’s like skipping through a minefield.
If these two parts of his bio are out of play, the only thing left is his service as a stake president in the Mormon Church (which he also keeps on the d/l), his work at the Olympics (as a government welfare queen) and his six years of running for President. Make a stump speech out of that, I dare you.