During the primary season someone rudely described Newt Gingrich as a stupid person’s idea of what a smart person sounds like. Watching the tape of Romney’s press conference this morning, in which he doubled down on his blunder of yesterday, made me think that Romney’s bluster is a coward’s idea of how a brave man acts: Never hesitate, never apologize. When you’re wrong, say it again, only louder.
Really, you have to watch it to believe it. Someone wrote him some truly awful lines, and he reads them badly, after which he makes a complete fool of himself in the Q&A.
Romney thinks he’s Clint Eastwood playing The Man With No Name, when he’s really only Glenn Campbell playing Ranger LaBoeuf.
And the man he’s running against knows how to assume a John Wayne gravitas.