Jonathan Chait zeroes in on a portion of Mitt Romney's "60 Minute" interview last night. Here's Romney:
It's very much consistent with my experience as a governor which is, if you want to work together with people across the aisle, you lay out your principles and your policy, you work together with them, but you don't hand them a complete document and say, "Here, take this or leave it." Look, leadership is not a take it or leave it thing.
And here's Chait (speaking for the intelligent American voter):
Definitely: "Leave him."
Okay, he doesn’t want to “hand them a complete document and say, ‘Here, take this or leave it.’" How about handing them a complete document and saying, “I am willing to negotiate”? Or how about handing them an incomplete document, but at least one that isn’t premised upon a mathematical impossibility? ...Daily Intel