Romney’s problem is that no matter how authentic he actually is – and friends who are working for Romney maintain he is truly authentic – he comes across like a programmed Ken Doll.
To wit, he and McCain were asked about their moral authority – where does it come from, what do they believe, what is their moral core.
McCain starts, “The principles and philosophies I have held since at age 17 I raised my hand as a midshipman at the United States Naval Academy….” He speaks quietly but with weight…and a rumble.. kind of like a Model-T engine.
Then comes Mitt. He looks like he is reading from cue cards, “When I sat down with my family to decide whether to get into this race I asked my five sons and their five wives….”