Suddenly, Willard's Boston Beaners decide to hire new consultants.
Romney, in a CBS interview that aired on July 4th, maintained that the mandate the Supreme Court ruled constitutional is indeed a tax. Ferhnstrom, however, told NBC’s Chuck Todd that it was a penalty in an interview just two days earlier.
That prompted the Wall Street Journal editorial page, Bill Kristol, Laura Ingraham, and even Rupert Murdoch, who has previously pressed Romney to shake up his team, to sound the alarm.
“This latest mistake is of a piece with the campaign’s insular staff and strategy that are slowly squandering an historic opportunity,” read the WSJ editorial.
Earlier, Conservative David Frum mused, "Is Mitt Romney so weak he won't be able to stand up to Congress?"
His question stemmed from Conservative Blather Distributor Grover Norquist's brush with truthiness in declaring, " We are not auditioning for fearless leader. We don't need a president to tell us in what direction to go. ... Pick a Republican with enough working digits to handle a pen to become president of the United States. ... His job is to be captain of the team, to sign the legislation that has already been prepared."
But the Mitt-Roll Sweepstakes winner has to be American Taliban leader Bryan Fischer, who, after scoring the big win in forcing Willard to dump his campaign's scary gay foreign affairs adviser, openly mocked the candidate for his subservient obedience.
Fischer: Let me ask you this question, people have raised this question, if Mitt Romney can be pushed around, intimidated, coerced, co-opted by a conservative radio talk show host in Middle America, then how is he going to stand up to the Chinese? How is he going to stand up to Putin? How is he going to stand up to North Korea if he can be pushed around by a yokel like me?
I don’t think Romney is realizing the doubts that this begins to raise about his leadership. I don’t think for one minute that Mitt Romney did not want this guy gone; he wanted this guy gone because there was not one word of defense, not a peep, from the Romney camp to defend him. They just went absolutely stone cold silent, they put a bag over Grenell’s head, they even asked him to organize this phone conference and they didn’t even let him speak at the conference that he organized.
I'm confident more mockery will follow.