Let Romney be Romney

The old saw coined by former Interior Secretary James Watts - "Let Reagan be Reagan" - refers to the idea that the president (or in this case a candidate) is held hostage by his advisors who won't let the principle express their true beliefs, but rather keeps them on a poll tested, focus group influenced path. Watts was mostly wrong. Reagan was always Reagan. It's just that Watts and some on the hard right wanted Reagan to be someone he wasn't; a flaming ideologue. Romney is not a strong ideologue as everyone knows. But his advisors apparently wanted him to be someone he wasn't. Enter Romney's oldest son Tagg who, according to this story, has taken a larger role in the campaign to save it from the politicos: In the blur of well-heeled good looks and generic charisma that defines the public perception of the Romney brood, it's easy for outside observers to miss the increasingly active role being seized by the candidate's eldest son. But over the past two months, Tagg has emerged ...(Read Full Post)