September 21, 2012


Why is Romney So Disliked?

John Avlon points out that "no one who has ever run against Mitt Romney walks away liking the guy."

"I've come to believe this disconnect is rooted in Mitt Romney's essentially businesslike approach to politics... This businesslike approach to politics also explains Mitt's willingness to go negative. On the surface, the 'death star' approach of burying opponents in an avalanche of negative ads, as Romney did in Iowa and Florida, seems inconsistent with a man of deep morals and religious faith."

"But if you believe that politics is essentially a dirty business -- a necessary evil to get ahead and eventually do good, then you make a mental division: you render unto Caesar that which is Caesar's. And so going negative is simply the coin of the realm. Honor in politics is misplaced."










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