As Willy Loman Would Say...
Mitt Romney is not well-liked
The moment was emblematic of a broader reality that has helped shape the Republican contest and could take center stage again on Thursday at a debate in Florida. Within the small circle of contenders, Mr. Romney has become the most disliked.
Even his supporters admit it. As I pointed to earlier today, Amy Goldstein in a gushing piece on the wonderfulness of Mitt, noted that nobody likes him. But at least the NY Times gets why:
Campaign insiders and outside strategists point to several factors driving the ill will, most notably, Mr. Romney’s attacks on opponents in television commercials, the perception of him as an ideological panderer and resentment about his seemingly unlimited resources as others have struggled to raise cash.
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