August 11th, 2011

DEBACLE: GOP Frontrunner Mitt Romney Goes To Iowa, Defends Corporations To Surly Crowd All Hopped Up On Fried Butter

by Philip Baruth

So with Rick Perry’s imminent entry into the GOP field, the punditocracy immediately declared that Team Romney was in a new do-or-die phase of its front-runnership: Mitt would have to engage, or risk losing his media-conferred alpha dog status. So Mitt dutifully flew to Iowa, to speak with folks at the Fair. And was essentially handed his Docker-clad ass by the crowd. In all seriousness, listen to this video and answer this question: when was the last time you heard a Presidential candidate, let alone the frontrunner, openly jeered and mocked? Too long ago, however long it’s been.