Mitt Needs Menschlichkeit, Not Mishegas

I don't usually agree with George H. Will but I do admire his way with words.  I was reminded of that when I heard him call Donald Trump a "bloviated ignoramus."

Trump, the most high profile birther, has become a high profile Mitt Romney surrogate.  In Las Vegas, only 633 miles by flying saucer to Trump's home base in Roswell, NM, he will be holding a big fundraiser Tuesday night billed as "a conversation with The Donald and Mitt" at one of his eponymous hotels.

Romney says he wants to leave behind the birthers and Rev. Wright Ranters, but if he really meant that why would he be holding a high profile event hosted by the loudest voice in that ill-begotten choir?

The whole birther movement strikes me as a thinly disguised way of saying "how can this black man be elected president of my good white country unless he cheated?"

I don't believe Romney buys into all that blather, but I can't see why he feels he has to pander to those hate mongers.

Like his failure to respond when a woman at one of his rallies said President Obama should be charged with treason for acting "outside the Constitution."  Only later when asked about that by a reporter did he reject the idea. 

For a guy who is already ungeshtupped mit gelt, does he really need this tzoris? Or is he just too weak to risk offending the wing nuts in his party?

What Mitt really needs is a lesson in menschlichkeit from John McCain, who refused to tolerate such slurs, not a mud pie party with The Donald. 

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Douglas M. Bloomfield is a syndicated columnist, Washington lobbyist and consultant. He spent nine years as the legislative director and chief lobbyist for AIPAC.