Romney is trapped by a desperate desire for legitimacy. He is a square - in more ways than one - trying to squeeze himself into the conservative circle of trust.
In so doing, he says all the right things the wrong way. His facts are off. His timing is off. His pitch is off. He's just off. Try as he may, he just doesn't fit in. But he's now so lost in his thirst for high office that he has also lost himself. Co-opted convictions will always betray you. Full Story »