The controversy over whether newspapers should run Doonesbury this week has proved that what Rick Perry deems appropriate for the Texas statutes is unfit for polite conversation in the rest of America.
But unlike the caricature of a politician who's the bastard child of pollsters and focus groups, bad things happen for Mitt when he ignores his script and orders off the teleprompter. What if Mitt's real problem is that he just can't stop being authentic?
"Intrade for political professionals is like the ultimate insider training. I feel like Martha Stewart. You take the industry you live and breathe and know and love and hate, and you make money off of it."
Romney is now equating the aspirations of economic survival with his desire not to be picked on. Somehow, the super rich have become yet another aggrieved class deserving of protection -- the Lucre-Americans.