This, from a guy that wrote this just before the first presidential debate:
But I suspect Romney won’t do so well in the debates for the same reason that he didn’t do so well on Meet the Press. It’s hard to be effective when you’re biting your tongue and swallowing your pride at the same time. Romney has dumbed himself down to fit a Republican Party that has become anachronistic, hateful and foolish.
So, Romney’s not dumb, the rest of us right-wingers are.