Leave Romney Be

The other day I received my weekly missive from Wall Street Journal columnist and former Reagan speechwriter Peggy Noonan, in which she informed me and the world that "the Romney campaign has to get turned around."  She added helpfully, "This week I called it incompetent, but only because I was being polite. I really meant 'rolling calamity.'"  The media loved this column and repeated it widely.  Their goal is to depress the Republican vote.  Noonan's goal, apparently, is to get attention. Noonan got a lot of it in October 2008, when she wrote the following giddy nonsense about Barack Obama: He has within him the possibility to change the direction and tone of American foreign policy, which need changing; his rise will serve as a practical rebuke to the past five years, which need rebuking; his victory would provide a fresh start in a nation in which a fresh start would come as a national relief. Noonan is hardly unique among what I would call the "lace curtain...(Read Full Article)

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