Darn it, why can't Romney be more like a Democrat?

Just to review: The Bolsheviks have taken over, capitalism as we know it is about to come to an end and, yet, somehow the Dow Jones industrial average has gained 47 percent since the Obama inauguration, private-sector profits are back at record levels and business investment in new equipment and software is growing at the annual rate of 11.7 percent. How weird is that?

These days, the Bad Mitt blames Obama for home foreclosures whose roots are in a housing bubble that began in the late 1990s. He also blames him for the rapid rise in global oil and food prices — the economic logic behind that one is still a mystery. I can’t wait for the speech in which he blames Obama for the Missouri River flooding.

Honestly, it breaks my heart to see what has happened to Romney. The Good Mitt had so much potential: the distinguished political pedigree, the successful career, the beautiful family. The latest Washington Post poll has him beating Obama.

The Bad Mitt jeopardizes it all by pandering so shamelessly and so inartfully to the Republican right wing.