Yglesias Award Nominee

"We can only conclude that Romney's '47 percent' comments were not a gaffe or slip of the tongue but actually represent his genuine assessment of the nature of the American people right now. A president with that worldview wouldn't keep it under wraps for a four-year term, and it is a good thing for the Republican party and the conservative movement to not have to defend a president who effectively writes off nearly half the country as lazy and selfish, and even more important, unpersuadable, unreformable, and unchangeable," – Jim Geraghty, National Review, with Andrew Sprung's mordant take attached.