Kathryn Lopez posts a transcript from the controversial Romney interview where he said a mean thing about–gasp!–Bob Dole. This was the bit I found interesting, however:
I think that the right course for a winning campaign against someone like Barack Obama is going to have to be somebody who can speak with energy and passion about the future of America, not another Senator who can say, ‘Well here is what I did on bill H-1234. Â Here is what I did on my committee assignment.’ The American people are so tired of listening to Senators talk about their bills and their committees. They want to know how somebody has accomplished something for the people of their state or their city, somebody who has built a business, who ran the Olympics.
Now, building a business and accomplishing something for the people of a state are probably narrow enough qualifiers, but if we add in “ran the Olympics” to our list of collective national demands for presidential candidates…Well, Mitt Romney is going to have to be President for Life, I suspect–and not just in the saving unborn babies sense, either.