'The apparent gulf between ...'
WaPo basically rehashes
the 'evolving' Mitt story. The interesting part is conservative Paul M. Weyrich's comments at the end. Weyrich appears to be all but ruling out support for Mitt. But he doesn't quite
rule out support. ... I'm not sure if Mitt has someone on his staff who regularly reads Machiavelli. I suspect he does. For he's employing a simple tactic outlined by Machiavelli and regularly employed by Lee Atwater and Karl Rove, both of whom were/are big fans of Machiavelli, to wit: "The great majority of mankind is satisfied with appearances, as though they were realities." Translated: Just say what needs to be said -- and the perception of reality will follow. ... Other tidbits: Deval's opposition
to tearing down Pike tollbooths is not surprising. But that's the problem: He's offered no surprises so far. No surprise appointments. No surprise stands on issues. Actually, I'm surprised I'm not surprised. Maybe I allowed myself to develop hope. ... George Will
seems pretty down on bloggers, worrying about a lack of 'seriousness.' I'd resent the remark if it weren't for posts like the one below. Well, I never pretended to be Tom Paine. ...