If you didn’t know that top Romney strategist Stuart Stevens was a screen writer, you will now. Just so, if you never quite got the whole Clint Eastwood thing, that’s clear too. Because Clint’s probably either going to direct or star in the True History of the 2012 campaign, the treatment for which Stevens has just released.
In this telling, Mitt Romney was nothing but a stone cold rebel. Didn’t fit and didn’t care. He was just going to have fun, keep it real, stick it to the losers and generally blow the doors off the whole place whatever the DC crowd and the insiders and the elites thought. And damn if he didn’t win the whole thing in the end. At least if you’re counting the good people. Sure, he didn’t catch with the poors and the melanin crowd. But c’mon: Who the f’ cares, right? Mitt Romney, the President of Real America.
Josh Marshall is editor and publisher of TalkingPointsMemo.com.