I was struck by one of the quotes Costa highlighted concerning Romney’s position on the merits of a prospective GOP presidential hopeful having a background in business:
I don’t know who all is going to get in the race, but I do believe that it would be helpful if at least one of the people who’s running in the Republican field had extensive experience in the private sector – in small business, in big business.
Somehow I don’t think Romney was referring to Herman Cain.
But I’d put up Cain’s private sector experience against Romney’s private sector experience any day of the week. I also think Cain resonates with conservatives in a way Romney never will no matter how much money he spends.