A Slap in the Face To Conservatives!

Reading through the transcript and media coverage of Mitt Romney’s appearance before the American Newspaper Editors yesterday (more about that shortly), I was stunned to read this Romney response to a question, according to Karen Tumulty’s account:

“I think the Democratic Party has done an effective job in trying to mischaracterize our views,” Romney said, indirectly acknowledging the toll that the GOP has suffered among women as the campaign debate has turned to social issues.

Surely he was misquoted. Surely Mitt Romney would not slap conservatives in the face by referring to the opposing party as “Democratic” rather than “Democrat.”

Keep this up, Mitt, and you really will have to put Allen West on the ticket!

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Ed Kilgore

Ed Kilgore, a Monthly contributing editor, is a columnist for the Daily Intelligencer, New York magazine’s politics blog, and the managing editor for the Democratic Strategist.