It's the day before the big show and the question--well, one of them, anyway--is how many Mitt Romneys will show up.
As Eugene Robinson points out in today's Washington Post, Romney's been pro and anti-abortion, pro and anti-gun control, pro and anti-healthcare. Now he has to deal with that plaguey 47% of us. We are the people, he said, he could "never convince…to take personal responsibility or care for" our lives. He thinks we want the government to do it. I suppose the government did control my life years ago when I was an Army draftee, but it was not an experience I wanted to prolong. Polls say the remark hurt Romney; tomorrow he'll have a chance to heal. I'd like to know whether he talked that way because he thought he was in a closed meeting and it wouldn't leak. Naive, if true.
Say what you like about them, the debates are democracy at work. Or democracy and television, all mixed up.