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Mitt Romney, exploiting (and fueling) Obama Derangement Syndrome earlier today:

Hours before the caucuses, he made his final pitch to Iowa voters in an ornate ballroom at the Temple for the Performing Arts in Des Moines.

Democrats will "poison the American spirit by pitting one American against another and engaging in class warfare," Romney said. "I believe in an America that is one nation under God, and I will keep it that way."

Romney said basically the same thing last night: that President Obama sought to "poison the American spirit" by substituting "envy for ambition," thereby preventing the United States from being "one nation under God."

It's really crazy stuff—something you'd expect to hear from Michele Bachmann or Rick Perry, but not Mitt Romney—at least not the Mitt Romney who launched his campaign last June by keeping the tea party at arm's length. But back then he thought he was inevitable; today he realizes he needs the right wing lunatics on his side.

We'll find out tonight whether jumping into the far right cesspool was a good move by Romney, but one thing is for sure: the Mitt Romney of today is not the Mitt Romney of yesterday. He's not a moderate: he's a chameleon.

Originally posted to The Jed Report on Tue Jan 03, 2012 at 10:14 AM PST.

Also republished by Daily Kos.

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