Clearly Mitt Romney is the Rodney Dangerfield of American politics. He “gets no respect” – anywhere. A strange consensus has emerged among the Punditocracy of both Left and Right. They even seem to be using the same phrase book.
Romney hasn’t “made the sale”, can’t “close the deal”, doesn’t “excite the base”, fails to “connect with orsdinary people”, is “dull, gaffe prone”, and lacks eloquence or humor. […]