Carol Platt Liebau
1/5/2012 11:29:34 AM - Carol Platt Liebau
Picking up a theme that has been sounded by conservative commentators
, as well, David Axelrod is deriding Mitt Romney's electability, nicknaming him "Mr. 25%."
Setting aside the fact that Axelrod would probably be keeping quiet if the prospect of Romney as GOP nominee pleased him, there are several reasons his "analysis" is just plain silly.
First, barring a spectacular meltdown over the next five days, Romney is well-positioned to break through his supposed 25% "ceiling" of support in the New Hampshire primary.
Second, Romney has been competing in a more crowded field (without a designated "heavyweight" like Dole in 1996 or George W. in 2000) this year.