From the media’s perspective, Mitt is now so 2000 and late. I do think there is an essential truth underneath the Rickmentum, and that’s that Perry pisses liberals off in a way that Mitt never could.
Look at vouchercare, other than pissing off liberals, what did it have going for it? Look at Bachmann and Trump, other than pissing off liberals, what did they have going for them? The trouble, of course, is that Bachmann, Trump, and vouchercare also piss off many, or even most, non-liberals.
Never lose sight of the fact that conservatives are mostly motivated by the desire to piss off liberals. It explains almost everything they do. Maybe, just maybe, in some strange way, it gives us the power to control and undo them.
Cleek’s definition of modern conservatism was the smartest political observation I’ve seen in a while:
today’s conservatism is the opposite of what liberals want today: updated daily.
Maybe I’ve gone totally insane and my methods are unsound, but I now think that Romney can’t win the Republican nomination because he just doesn’t piss liberals off enough.