Earlier today I praised the latest Romney ad. John Podhoretz looks at the facts and says the girl wasn’t in any peril and the “he saved my daughter” line is misleading. Well this would be the upteenth example of Romney always having to go a little too far. Had the ad been about his compassion, leadership and tenacity in organizing the search that would have been beyond dispute. He of course at the time had no way of knowing what the girl’s situation was and should be credited with the effort. But that was not good enough because he is in his “humanity” push. He needed the dad in a quaking voice to not just say “I will never forget the effort by Romney,” but to go one step beyond the facts and say Romney “saved” his daughter. Why not leave good enough alone? It’s politics, everyone wants to look good, etc. But for a guy with a veracity and slick salesman issue this may not have been such a good idea.