Everything You Need to Know About Mitt Romney
by David Atkins
During last night's GOP debate, John King asked each candidate to name the top misconception about them. Romney's answer:
JOHN KING, CNN: Governor Romney?
MITT ROMNEY: We’ve got to restore America’s promise in this country, where people know that with hard work and education that they’re going to be secure and prosperous and that their kids will have a brighter future than they’ve had.
For that to happen we’re going to have to have dramatic fundamental change in Washington, D.C. We’re going to have to create more jobs, have less debt, and shrink the size of government. I’m the only person in this race…
KING: Is there a misconception about you? The question is the misconception.
ROMNEY: You know, you get to ask the questions you want, I get to give the answers I want.
KING: Fair enough.
Except to repeat whatever talking points his consultants give him, I don't think Mitt has ever in his life been forced to toe anyone's line but his own. And it shows.
Also, John King's attitude is pretty reflective of the current state of our traditional media. The wingers can say whatever they want, regardless of whether it has any bearing on the truth or the questions asked, and that's just fine by them.