Tuesday, October 2, 2012
The Man Mitt Might Have Been
Major piece coming this Sunday in NYT Magazine, just posted, by Robert Draper on Romney's years as governor and how he has gone so far off course since. "It’s especially rare to hear the candidate or his operation refer to the period of his life when he actually did wrestle daily with both what works and what’s right on behalf of his constituents — the four years by which we can best judge what kind of president Mitt Romney might be. Drawing conclusions from his single term as Massachusetts’s chief executive is, obviously, a feat of extrapolation, because the issues that he faced as well as the powers that he wielded hardly measure up to those of the Oval Office. Still, those four years are telling, even more than the campaign’s decision not to talk about them."