The Daily Caller’s Matt Lewis drew my attention to a March, 28 2007 interview with NRO’s Kathryn Jean Lopez about my 2007 book on Mitt Romney, which included this exchange:
Lopez: Is there anything you don’t like about Romney?
Hewitt: As I note in the book, Romney is perhaps unaware of the hit that is coming from his Bain Capital days, and I also disagree on the non-release of tax returns, or at least the promise that, if nominated, he will release his 2008 returns. I also see a political weakness in his genuine lack of guile when it comes to answering questions. He has picked up Senator McCain’s mantle from 2000 in this regard. Very smart people always seem to believe that the best logic wins. In politics, it often doesn’t.
OK, so I was a bit ahead of the curve –five years ahead, in fact– on Bain and the tax returns. Perhaps that will incline some of the new members of Team Romney to read the old book and especially this much newer piece, and especially its point 10.