Unless Jimmy Carter’s grandson has gone so far into opposition research that he’s actually working for Mitt, we’re not sure how to blame the Romney campaign for mishandling the leak of video shot in secret and uploaded anonymously, but someone’s managing to do it.
Plenty of liberals are sounding the death knell for Romney 2012 following the release of the video, even as conservatives are finding a lot to like in Romney’s not-so-shocking revelation that the nation in pretty evenly split between those who subscribe to an entitlement mentality and those who don’t.
Too late for a do-over for the GOP? So say those who were never going to vote for a Republican candidate anyway.
Romney supporters aren’t so sure this “gaffe” is such a gaffe after all. A new Rasmussen poll shows Romney with a two-point lead nationally, a position made possible by a large number of people who agree with his sentiments, even if they were as he said later, “not elegantly stated.” If this is a gaffe, pick it up and run with it.
Romney supporters have their own way of stating things with a certain elegance.