All too often pundits focus only on what politicians say, how well or poorly they say it. Sometimes they even vaguely mention the "performance," but for the most part they ignore what a politician's face and behavior tell us -- if we only pay attention.
This is a world of turbulence and uncertainty, and it just may be that voters are interested in seeing whether a future president can manage that complexity with subtlety, and whether he has more to say than just I'm not the other guy.
Mitt Romney had the nerve to stand in front of America and falsely imply that the President of the United States is sympathizing with terrorists. The GOP's unholy union of politics and dogma has forced us to treat an utter disregard for reality as just another viewpoint.