"But now that Romney has been defeated, prominent GOPers are once again mulling rule changes that could make it harder for Democrats to win the White House—and easier for Republicans to claim Electoral College votes in states where they lose the popular vote."
A South Carolina Democratic operative uses Mitt’s own words (and a smooth Al Green track) to show why the ex-Massachusetts governor will be a tough sell to GOP nutjobs. Among the greatest hits:
"I was an independent during the time of Reagan-Bush. I’m not trying to return to Reagan-Bush."
"I like mandates. The mandates work."
"I am not going to change our pro-choice laws in Massachusetts in any way. I will preserve them, I will protect them, I will enforce them. And therefore I’m not gonna make any changes which would make it more difficult for a woman to make that choice herself."
"Some have asked if there aren’t conservative sites I read regularly. Well, no. I will read anything I’ve been informed about that’s either interesting or revealing; but I don’t know of any economics or politics sites on that side that regularly provide analysis or information I need to take seriously. I know we’re supposed to pretend that both sides always have a point; but the truth is that most of the time they don’t. The parties are not equally irresponsible; Rachel Maddow isn’t Glenn Beck; and a conservative blog, almost by definition, is a blog written by someone who chooses not to notice that asymmetry. And life is short …"