Nov 19, 2012 10:31 AM
Romney's comments might be described as simplistic and self serving. But they are not false: the concept of promotional dependency was obviously a key component of the Democratic Party campaign. Jindal's over the top reaction will simply serve to alienate his own GOP base, who might have wished Mitt phrased it better, but certainly will not disagree with his premise. And Mitt isn't alone: pundits like Goldberg, Krauthammer, and O'Reilly (not a TEA Party person there) also were outspoken in that view. Jindal is an intelligent and capable governor, but obviously not a mature national politician. Both Jindal and Doherty might start by understanding that dismissing your own base is not a perscription for electoral recovery.