Jacob Hacker and Paul Pierson look at why Romney could actually be a very good, unifying candidate for president. Only they're not talking about Mitt Romney.
Is the younger Romney less concerned about economic fairness than was his late father, who helped create Michigan’s first income tax and famously returned a big bonus when he was chief executive of American Motors? Does Mitt’s cautious style reflect the bitter experience of George, whose 1968 presidential run collapsed after he used the term “brainwashing” to explain his early support for the Vietnam War?
Such speculation can certainly be entertaining for political junkies hoping to glimpse the soul of a would-be president.