Mitt Romney: GOP Myth-Buster
salon.com — Remember, if the conservative movement has been a tank barreling over the country, then that tank’s fuel is not legislation but mythology. With stories of rogues and individualists and bootstraps and lazy welfare queens (to name a few), the tank continues to move forward, pulverizing everything in its path. But without apocrypha, the tank grinds to a halt. Romney, therefore, is likely seen by conservatives as a politician who threatens to undermine that cherished mythology — and the perception isn’t necessarily wrong. With months still left in the election campaign, he’s already made four public statements challenging the fundamental assumptions of the conservative narrative.