Howard Fineman Discusses Mitt Romney On 'The Rachel Maddow Show' (VIDEO)

06/07/2011 12:51 am ET | Updated Aug 06, 2011

HuffPost's Howard Fineman appeared Monday on MSNBC's 'The Rachel Maddow Show' to discuss the 2012 GOP presidential field. Mitt Romney was the focus of the conversation.

Discussing Romney in relation to some other politicians, Fineman explained, "one thing you can say about Mitt Romney though, Rachel, is there is no ick-factor there either in terms of jewelry and sex, I don't think. The ick-factor with Mitt is that he's flip-flopped a million ways on everything and he comes off, as Andrew Sullivan famously said, as making plastic look genuine."

Fineman went on to describe Romney as "like the remainder man of the Bush-era Republican establishment."

Summing up Romney's problems as a candidate, Fineman said that Romney is "an establishment guy in an anti-establishment year. He inherits the support of a lot of people who have been around politics probably for way too long. He has changed his positions on innumerable issues. And he's a terrible campaigner. Other than that he's a great frontrunner."


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