Dick Polman thinks he’s figured out Mitt the Flip’s attraction to the Donald.
He advances several theories, then settles on this:
Remember, Romney spent the primary season trying in vain to unite the base behind his candidacy. He still apparently lives in fear that the most unhinged folks on the Republican right will stay home on election day, having convinced themselves that he’s too sensible to vote for. Which is why Romney has tried on occasion to show that he too can be unhinged. It’s pander politics 101.
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(For folks too young to understand “Agnew.”)