UPDATE: Romney, like hillary, refuses to bow out gracefully after being rejected soundly. Now he wants to run for Senate since Hatch may be retiring, where he will have a platform to push the Bush/McCain/Romney establishment never-trumper line. They’ll never get over how little Jebby failed so totally and they blame PDT for being mean to Jeb. Well fuck them, they lost, they are rejected, now and into eternity, they’ll never have that power again. Don’t let them sneak in under the tent. This is an article from 2012 election but pertinent now more than ever. Never forget what a giant douche Romney is.
I think the reason this story has legs is the public, accurately, has suspicions that Romney is slick, packaged shyster who will say or do anything to get elected.
This is just a lie and obfuscation that has resonance, whereas most examples of his mendacity are about arcane policy and issue politics, people can easily understand and relate to a bold faced lie like this.
I don’t buy the “see” explanation. Romney is a serial liar and exagerater, panderer and demagogue. Good to see him finally blunder badly enough for the casual political follwer to notice.
Not to mention the hypocrisy and irony about his “civil rights” record, when the cult to which he belongs would not ordain black men for another 15 years after that ’63 march, on the grounds that dark skin was a mark of disfavor from God, that blacks and brown peoples could never ascend into heaven, except as “servants” for the “delightsome” (their word) white people.
I find Romney disgusting on many levels, so I applaud his exposure. Secondly, the public usually gets it right about the character of individuals, and rarely sinks someone on a false charge. Like the fact that Algore may have been innocent of claiming to invent the internet or he and Tipper being the inspiration for Love Story, these stories none the less resonated with the general public because they reflected the true nature of his character- a stiff, pompous, preachy and pedantic elitist who always thought he was the smartest guy in the world and was indeed so smart he needed to be president to save us poor stupid common folks from our own stupidity.
Conversely, the public never bought the MSM’s ‘narrative’ that George W. Bush was an intellectually vapid moron, concluding rightly that a former military fighter jet pilot and Ivy League graduate was not a cretin, no matter how many “Bush is Stupid” stories the liberal press cranked out.
Romney is a slick, packaged, dishonest empty suit. If it takes a story like this to take him down, so be it.
HotAir has yet more reasons to wish Romney would just go away. Ramussen: Mitt has highest level of core opposition among all major candidates.
Dan Riehl has more on why this is not a trivial matter.