It was a good speech, and I think it’s going to be good for Romney politically. Ross Douthat, among others, has suggested that this is a terrible time for Romney to be making the conversation about Mormonism, and he instead should be attacking Huckabee where he’s weak. But Ross assumes there just isn’t enough time to do both. He’s wrong. Romney will get some mostly-positive coverage out of the speech, and there will be plenty of time to go on attack in a few weeks. It’s the Feiler Faster Thesis in action.
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