As MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell pointed out during his Rewrite segment this Wednesday night, Mitt Romney may still be completely tone deaf when it comes to what went wrong with his last presidential campaign and being caught making his remarks about the 47 percent that just want to live off of the government dole -- but that hasn't stopped him from dropping some strong hints that he's going to run once again.
And as O'Donnell noted, Romney's willingness to consider getting in says as much about the rest of the potential candidates as it does about him.
O'DONNELL: Romney's new defense for what you just heard him say there is to blame the questioner. He told Mark Lebovich, "My mistake was that I was speaking in a way that reflected back to the man."
That's his entire defense. He was telling a rich guy like himself at a fundraiser what the rich guy like himself wanted to hear. Mitt Romney remains so tone deaf to the basics of politics that he doesn't understand that his explanation of the politically deadly thing that he said is just as politically deadly.
Mitt Romney actually thinks that saying, "Hey, I was just telling the guy what he wanted to hear" is not a condemnation of himself as a craven pandering politician, who is not very smart about how he panders.
Nothing... absolutely nothing could possibly demonstrate the abject weakness of the likely Republican presidential candidates more than Mitt Romney being the new Republican frontrunner once again.