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: