Politico lands a sneak preview of George F. Will's weekend column, and leaks out a single, powerful paragraph. Suffice it to say that Will -- a card-carrying member of the elite Beltway conservative establishment -- has a very, very low opinion of Mitt Romney as the possible GOP presidential nominee. Brutal:
Romney, supposedly the Republican most electable next November, is a recidivist reviser of his principles who is not only becoming less electable, he might damage GOP chances of capturing the Senate: Republican successes down the ticket will depend on the energies of the tea party and other conservatives, who will be deflated by a nominee whose blurry profile in caution communicates only calculated trimming. Republicans may have found their Michael Dukakis, a technocratic Massachusetts governor who takes his bearings from ‘data’ ... Has conservatism come so far, surmounting so many obstacles, to settle, at a moment of economic crisis, for THIS?