Politico has a story* cataloging the slings and arrows conservatives like Charles Krauthammer, William Kristol, Rich Lowry, Peggy Noonan, and Rupert Murdoch have been flinging at the hapless Mittens. It shows how loathed Mitt is by his own team. He’s kind of the A-Rod of the GOP. From the article:
“But in the past few weeks, the critiques have reached new levels of intensity, as columnists, commentators, operatives and donors fret that Romney is losing control of the 2012 debate amid a Democratic assault on his personal finances and stewardship of Bain Capital.
“Most of the criticism falls into one of several categories: Romney’s not a reliable conservative. He’s inarticulate about policy and light on vision. He’s not tough enough for a presidential campaign. The aides who surround Romney aren’t up to the job.”
I would add that all this was true when he ran last time, yet there was no serious Stop Mitt movement in the GOP.
I would also add that there may be years when Mitt paid no federal income taxes. Whether we assume that from his silence or we find it out because he’s eventually pushed into disclosure, that is devastating.
* “Conservative elites club Mitt Romney,” Alexander Burns and Maggie Haberman