J.R. Dunn over at The American Thinker has a great post about the unsung attributes of Mitt Romney. Sure, he’s not perfect. But no candidate is. Plus, Romney is the Samurai Warrior of this year’s Republican candidates:
A number of things have gone unmentioned about Romney — by the media because they’ll say nothing positive about him, by conservatives because they don’t want to face up to it. First, he does not miss a trick. At the height of the Santorum’s primary campaign, Romney managed to outdo him by the stratagem of sending one of his sons to campaign in the Marianas, picking up 9 delegates and added momentum. This is something that would never have occurred to the conventional Republican political technician, most of whom have no idea where the Marianas are. It’s a swashbuckler’s move, bold and imaginative in a way that we haven’t seen much of in recent years…
Romney does not apologize. When caught out in a faux pas (as when he mentioned his three — or was it five? — Cadoos) he does not get flustered; he does not allow himself to be cornered; he just smiles and moves on. When is the last time we saw this level of confidence in a candidate?
The same is true of the killer instinct, which Romney undoubtedly possesses, in contrast to just about every other visible candidate. Also beyond doubt is his ability to control it. He knows exactly how hard to strike, where, and how many times, with the precision and finesse of a 17th-century samurai. When the Romney PACs cut loose on Santorum and Gingrich, they blasted away just long enough to inflict mortal wounds without making a spectacle out of it. Romney got all the benefit he required without in the least tainting his brand.