Newt’s complaint about being “Romneyboated” is revealing in the same sense that his bizarre equivalence between his retainer from Freddie Mac and Mitt’s failures at Bain Capital is revealing. He’s using “swiftboated” as Kerry and the Democrats would – to mean a complacent insider undergoing a lethally effective attack that a fully paid-up member of the club shouldn’t have to be subjected to. That’s not just a glimpse of how Newt sees himself but also, given that Obama would do far worse things to him in the general, an insight into how disconnected from reality he is.
(And no, for the umpteenth time, I’m not a Mitt man. See here: “Go, Michele!“)