The Washington Times - December 9, 2007, 11:37AM
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Christina Bellantoni is blogging the Democratic campaign from IowaMitt Romney’s speech this past weekTownhall.comHugh Hewittfirst executive director of the Nixon Librarybiography“Painting the Map Red,”Republican cheerleadera book about Mitt RomneyRomneyHewitt wrote
Mitt Romney threw a long ball today and scored. There can be no objective argument against that conclusion. …\ Thus, objectively, the speech cannot be judged as other than an extraordinary success for Romney. (Emphasis added)
Hot Air site
And yea, the punditocracy looked upon what Mitt hath wrought and said, “It is good.” …\ It’s not so much that I disagree … but insisting repeatedly upon its success as an objective fact is a weird rhetorical ploy which reads like a transparent attempt to delegitimize critics as being, in an almost clinical sense, out of touch with reality. … Of all the people commenting today about this, there’s only one who sounds like he’s coming unglued. And it ain’t any of Mitt’s critics.
Stephen Dinan’s take
He looks the part of a president, and today he showed he can occupy a podium and deliver a bully pulpit-style speech.
linking to that Hot Air postAce of SpadesSundries ShackJunkyard Blogthis objectively hilarious parody by Iowahawkcontinuing his “pundit consensus” bandwagon argumentsnarky response from Allahpundit— Robert Stacy McCain, assistant national editor, The Washington Times