An Excellent Summation of the Romney Campaign to Date
Frequent OTB commenter mattb points to a piece in The American Conservative by Noah MIllan entitled An Infantilizing Speech which contains the following summation:
But, quite plainly, Mitt Romney has no intention of saying anything that his audience doesn’t want to hear, and what he thinks his audience wants to hear is that America is great, and the only reason everything isn’t hunky dory is that we are led by a man who doesn’t understand that America is great. So believe in Mitt Romney, who believes in America, and trust that he will do the right things to steer America toward brighter shores.
That’s the whole speech, and it’s the whole campaign. It’s really that infantilizing.
While I wouldn’t necessarily use the word “infantilizing,” I take his point. Beyond that, though, this is exactly my reaction to the campaign to date: Plan? We don’t need no stinkin’ plan!