The Hair-Fire Manifesto

Will Romney remember that he needs to reach out to the middle, not play to the margins?

Illustration by Oliver Munday for TIME; Romney: Alex Wong / Getty Images

We've seen throughout the campaign that if you're willing to say really outrageous things that are accusative and attacking President Obama, that you're going to jump up in the polls," Mitt Romney said just before he won the Michigan and Arizona primaries. "I'm not willing to light my hair on fire to try and get support." Well, that's a relief. It's nice to know that there's something Romney won't say or do to win the Republican nomination. His Hair-Fire Manifesto, immediately criticized by Republican Party boss Rush Limbaugh, also had the virtue of being true: while his opponents--mostly Newt Gingrich and...

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