Romney's political analyst also previewed what will likely emerge as the former governor's latest critique of his Republican challengers, calling Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich "two peas in a pod."
Fehrnstrom characterized the pair as "longtime Washington legislators who never really left Washington," and argued their nomination would mean a general election between "two insiders" as they faced President Obama in November.
That would be as opposed to Romney who has spent the past four or five years desperately trying to become a Washington insider. And of course it ignores Romney's real problem: the base hates him.
As for the Romney campaign plan to paint Santorum and Gingrich as "two peas in a pod," good luck with that. Rick Santorum doesn't carry the Gingrich baggage of multiple affairs, marriages, ethics violations, general assholery and a habit of shooting himself in the foot. What Santorum does have is the true right-wing craziness credentials that today's Republican Party stands for. Credentials that a flip-flopping Romney has tried to embrace ... but that isn't fooling anyone (except the GOP establishment).