In The Way to Win (a great book, buy it!), John Harris and Mark Halperin talk about one of the greatest risks of the "Freak Show" is losing control of your public image. I have been struck watching the aftermath of the South Carolina debate that this might have happened to Mitt Romney. Have Mitt Romney’s best attributes, his good looks, communication skills, etc., been turned into a negative?

Check out these recent statements from NRO (weren’t they early cheerleaders?), Chris Cilliza at WaPo, or Dennis Miller on Fox, and decide for yourself.

Some say Romney is selling cars, like Jonah Goldberg:

What Do I Have to Do to Put You in this BMW today?

Or Chris Cilliza:

Romney can appear more like a used car salesman — telling the customer whatever he or she wants to hear to close the deal.

Dennis Miller thinks that it is snake oil:

"Romney has sort of slithered around a little. When you look that good. And you slide it around a little, there’s a snake oil salesman vibe about him that might be a little weird for me."

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marsh76 · May 17, 2007 at 9:01 PM

Let me guess… you’re not a Romney fan? 🙂 I notice a pretty consistent effort on your part to throw stuff like this out, but it always lacks substance. Common’ man, none of these guys are perfect. I see Giuliani ads and pro-Giuliani posts up here frequently enough, are we to assume he’s your guy and you’re just doing your bit to put the breaks on the biggest threat to him or whomever you support on the right?

P.S. check out RCP, you’ll love the trends in Iowa & New Hampshire 😉

eye · May 17, 2007 at 9:12 PM

I don’t like Romney. You are right!

ee2793 · May 17, 2007 at 9:35 PM

Anyone linking here from Ruffini, etc. has got to be aware that you’re a Clinton supporter, plain and simple.

eye · May 17, 2007 at 10:32 PM

This is absurd, again.

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