John Podhoretz: Mitt Still Doesn’t Get It
Instead of a gracious exit from the stage, and an admission he was outfoxed, he said Democrats bought people off. It’s not just risky job creators and entrepreneurs who make up America.
The inability to grasp this essential fact was Romney’s great weakness as a candidate. It implicitly led him to the signal blunder that probably cost him the presidency — the video in which he said that he couldn’t reach 47 percent of the electorate because they had grown too dependent on government and viewed themselves as victims.
His comments on Tuesday suggested that, despite two months desperately trying to convince Americans he had misspoken, the 47-percent remark was an honest reflection of his view of the electorate.