Maybe after five years of campaigning, Mitt Romney feels a bit punchy.
Maybe he realizes that the Fox News, official propaganda arm of the RNC--who will work with Cain, with Gingrich, with Palin, with Huckabee--is pretty firmly in the "Anybody But Romney" camp.
Maybe his trust fund self was feeling a bit anxious for the oddly blue collar setting for the interview.
Mitt Romney gave a rare interview to Fox News today, and struggled to contain his displeasure with Bret Baier, who probed his record of flip-flopping on issues from immigration to health care.[..]
Baier and Romney [..] sparred on his Massachusetts health care reform law. Asked whether the individual mandate was right for the Bay State, Romney fidgeted uncomfortably and said: "I don't know how many hundred times I've said this too. This is an unusual interview. Alright, let's do it again. Absolutely — what was right for Massachusetts, was right for Massachusetts."
"When you write a book, you have the ability to put down your entire view," Romney added. He didn't mention the fact that he amended the section of his book dealing with health care between editions.
In a later part of the interview, Romney tried to land a couple of hits on current front-runner GOP flavor of the month Newt Gingrich, calling him a career politician, and slamming him for disavowing previous positions. Somehow I didn't think my irony meter could redline any further, but Romney really likes to gun that motor, doesn't he?