This is a landmark. It's like the first four-minute mile, only the athlete is a rich old white man instead of an athlete. Check out this part of Willard's acceptance speech!
I wish President Obama had succeeded because I want America to succeed.
Maybe you think that's just a cynical rhetorical device he's using to raise himself above the increasingly negative tenor of the campaign season.
But maybe not! Here's what he said in 2009 about Barack Obama's inauguration…
We want to see Barack Obama successful in combating terror, in helping strengthen the economy, in diverting Iran from its nuclear ambitions.
I need to process this. If Mitt Romney can say something today that is the rough equivalent of what he said four years ago, what else is possible? (I'm not sure, but I'm suddenly prepared to wake up tomorrow in a world where the Koch brothers funnel millions into public-sector unions and where Clint Eastwood says things that makes sense.)
And surely Romney wanted the president to succeed throughout his term, right? Surely he never tried to conceal signs that the economy may be improving under Obama…
The consistency was nice while it lasted, Mitt.
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