There have been a lot of Multiple Choice Mitt videos and jokes over the years (one from Jed Lewison is embedded above), but here’s the topper, RoboRomney. You pick what you want to hear, conservative, liberal or moderate, on a bunch of issues, and it assembles a video of Mitt saying it. This is Romney’s key problem, it’s why he’s so unlikeable, and it will be exploited by the Obama campaign in the next few days.
Like any tribal partisan who can’t think for himself and must stick slavishly to the party line, I have a hard time deciding what the mushy middle will think of a major political event like a debate. But I still stick by my prediction, which is that Romney can’t confabulate a whole new set of positions a month before the election, and that some of the positions he must stick to (Medicare, Big Bird) are poisonous.
I did a bad bad thing and looked at Sullivan today, since he’s the perfect leading indicator of Beltway media sentiment. He’s still wondering what happened to Daddy Obama, but it’s been clear since Thursday afternoon that Obama knows he fucked up and is even making fun of his crappy performance. The Obama campaign just raised a huge amount of money from supporters who can still donate. That money is going into ads talking about Romney’s lies, and I can’t see how that won’t matter.