Romney's Disappointing Campaign

Viewpoint: The fast-moving Republican star acts like a man on a mission, says Joe Klein, but without a shred of courage or conviction

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Former Massachusetts Governor and Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney

Mitt Romney is the fastest-talking Presidential candidate I have ever seen. He dashes through his stump speech like a racehorse in full gallop — he even looks a bit equine — his feet barely touching the ground as he skims the surface of issues. He conveys a sense of power and fluency — and fun. He has a self-deprecating sense of humor and uses it to good effect. But his speed of delivery also has an element of sleight of hand. He moves so quickly, it's often hard to notice that there's not much nutrition being offered and much...

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