Mad Man Mitt also got a remarkable smackdown the other day from Time Magazine's Joe Klein:
I've never seen a candidate who showed such arrant disrespect for the public--and for himself. Indeed, Romney has performed a political self-lobotomy. Not just on his brain, which seemed an impressive instrument a year ago, but also on whatever nagging moral sense he might have had. He did this in order to conform--in the primaries, at least--to every last polling preference, no matter how skeevy, of his party's base. ... I've also never seen a candidate so loathed, privately, by his competitors.
Also widely loathed, privately and publicly, by the citizenry of his home state. A big loud public pratfall couldn't happen to a more deserving guy.