Mitt Romney Bubble Still Intact

BuzzFeed's McKay Coppins has a wonderfully viral-distribution-ready piece of political analysis today: "Was Mitt Romney Right About Everything?"

(No, Mitt Romney was not right about everything.)

The premise is that on issue after issue—Russia, Detroit's bankruptcy, Syria Mali—the Republican candidate was mocked by the press or the opposing campaign, yet he turned out to have been remarkably prescient. Actually it's not so much "issue after issue" as "those three issues," plus the unpopularity of Obamacare, which is maybe less a matter of the candidate's foresight than a statement about his party's ongoing active opposition.

But so here is the complete list of sources to whom McKay Coppins turns to demonstrate Romney's "vindication":

  • "Spencer Zwick, who worked as Romney’s finance director and is a close friend to his family"
  • "Robert O’Brien, a Los Angeles lawyer and friend of Romney’s who served as a foreign policy adviser"
  • "former campaign spokesman Ryan Williams"
  • "The campaign’s chief strategist, Stuart Stevens"
  • "Jennifer Rubin, the conservative Washington Post blogger who became Romney’s most outspoken advocate in the press."

Jennifer Rubin! What, Tagg Romney wasn't available for comment? Anyway, there you have it: nearly half a dozen of Mitt Romney's most loyal friends, employees, and/or flacks still believe Romney should have been president.

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