Let me finish tonight with this.
The Romney campaign is squirming now, trying to slip free of the staggering admission that its word is not its bond.
That's right. In saying that Mitt Romney's promises cannot be trusted, his top aide is making a breathtaking confession. He's telling the world that all the things his candidate promised to champion, you can no longer count on him to deliver. He is a human Etch-A-Sketch: what he said can now be un-said.
No wonder the Tea Party crowd doesn't hearken to this guy's every word. No wonder the passionate right in this country has been shopping for someone else to carry their flag into November, to do battle with President Obama.
On Monday, the Supreme Court takes up the President's health care bill--you know, the one based on the Massachusetts health care plan pushed through by Mitt Romney.
Wouldn't this be a problem for Romney? To be the leader of the pack attacking Obama's health care plan?
Well now we know the solution, thanks to his helpful aide. Sure, Romney set the standard for health care nationally. Sure, his was the model for what President Obama accomplished nationally. But Romney's just an Etch-A-Sketch, his guy now tells us.
Presto! He goes from pioneer of Obama health care to leader of the mutiny. What he was for he is now against. What you saw on the screen is now vamoosed.
Listen again to what Romney's aide said when asked if Romney's past commitments might come back to bite him: "Well, I think you hit a reset button...It's almost like an Etch-A-Sketch. You can kind of shake it up and restart all over again."
Hear that? All those speeches, all those promises, all those statements in debate, all those TV ad messages...forged-aboud-em!