Our man Mitt!:
At an availability with reporters here, Romney answered questions about today’s report suggesting that he would not appoint Muslims to his Cabinet. “No, that’s not what I said. His question was, Did I need to have a Muslim in my Cabinet in order to confront radical jihad, or would it be important to have a Muslim in my Cabinet?’ And I said no, I don’t think you need a Muslim in the Cabinet to take on radical jihad any more than we needed a Japanese American to understand the threat that was coming from Japan or something of that nature.”
Romney continued, “It’s something I rejected, number one. And number two, point out that haven’t given a lot of thought to the people I would have in my Cabinet….
Stop right there. Does anyone believe that Mitt, who has been running for President for almost two years, hasn’t given a “lot of thought” to who would be in his cabinet? Mitt could probably tell you which tie he’s going to be wearing next Monday. He’s not exactly Mr. Shoot From The Hip.
Dafydd at Big Lizards weighs in. Tons more commentary here.
Given these known unknowns, all of them critical to understanding the conversation, it is simply impossible to form any rational conclusion about what Mitt Romney said. Any “conclusion” drawn is in reality merely projection, based upon the concluder’s own feelings in the matter.
So let’s all stop trying to read the Romney tea leaves; there is no “there” there.
Or maybe “there” is.