Thursday, December 06, 2007

Fluff In America

Most pundits set the bar so low that Willard could -- and did -- trip over it, but it's Hugh Hewitt who is most proudly wearing his Mitt Mustache:

Mitt Romney's "Faith in America" speech was simply magnificent, and anyone who denies it is not to be trusted as an analyst. On every level it was a masterpiece. The staging and Romney's delivery, the eclipse of all other candidates it caused, the domination of the news cycle just prior to the start of absentee voting in New Hampshire on Monday --for all these reasons and more it will be long discussed as a masterpiece of political maneuver.
My take: the speech was banal, Williard was wooden, and the whole point of the sham was to film Mitt saying "I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God and the Savior of mankind." If that clip isn't being e-mailed to every Iowan and cut into a campaign commercial right now, Willard has already fired his campaign staff.

As for Baby Hughie, even the right is embarrassed by him: "[T]he the one person who cannot be trusted as an analyst these days is Hugh himself, who has taken his Romney boosting to surreal heights by posting press releases from the Romney campaign verbatim on his blog, constantly slagging every one of Romney's opponents, suggesting criticism of Romney on the right is rooted in anti-Mormon bigotry, declaring victory in every debate, and just generally being so in the tank for the guy that it's hard to take him seriously at all any more." Your problem, Beavis, was that you ever took Hugh seriously.

No comments: