Romney has opened a 16 point lead over Santorum in the most recent Rasmussen poll. This means it's just about time for the Mittster to say something off the wall stupid and remind people why they don't want him as the nominee.
Every time Romney gets a little momentum going, he stumbles, blunders, and ends up with egg on his face. I guess Mitt is one of those guys who just can't stand success.
In a speech to his largest audience in recent memory Thursday, Mitt Romney pledged that he would never embarrass the American people in the White House.
That assurance - which the campaign previously deployed against Newt Gingrich in Iowa - appeared to be a veiled swipe against the Republican presidential slate at large.
"What we need in leadership is individuals who will tell the truth and will live with integrity," Romney told the raucous audience. "I will not embarrass you in the White House."
In the run-up to Michigan's primary, Romney's chief rival, former Sen. Rick Santorum, had to massage a number of controversial statements on social issues. He said he regretted saying John F. Kennedy's defense of the separation between church and state made him want to "throw up" and provoked ire with comments about women serving in the military.
Recently Romney himself has had to clean up a series of verbal gaffes, including a flubbed response to a question about a Republican-backed congressional amendment and two casual references to his wealth that provoked his opponents' glee.
Romney's appearance in Idaho Falls was met with wild applause by the more than 2,500 people who turned out to Skyline High School to cheer on the GOP presidential candidate.
Romney has made enough verbal gaffes that he's already broken that promise. And is that any reason to vote for a guy for president? I can think of a dozen better reasons why I would cast my vote for a particlular candidate and not embarrassing the American people isn't one of them.
Mitt is making it very hard for Republican voters to embrace him.