On Thursday, Mitt Romney is going to appear at Texas A&M University to give his version of Kennedy’s 1960 address to those uncetain about his religious faith. After going to A&M’s public event ticket booth, however, I discovered to my disappointment that this event will be closed to the public. His remarks will evidently be made available later. This is not the best way to address those uncomfortable about his Mormon faith, and I hope he faces criticism for it. (The always worth your time Ross Douthat has thoughts on the strategy of this speech.) The more people see of Romney, the less they seem to like him. TV and radio spots can only take you so far, and his history of blatant opportunism this primary season is exactly the opposite of leaders we should admire – those who stand their ground and fight for their ideas in the democratic arena, no matter the shifting winds of public opinion.
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