“The cost of appearing with this bloviating ignoramus is obvious, it seems to me. Donald Trump is redundant evidence that if your net worth is high enough, your I.Q. can be very low and you can still intrude into American politics.”
— George Will (This Week, via Romney, on His Big Day, Finds Himself Upstaged – NYT)
• Size matters.
• Product placement.
• Valet parking.
• Warm up act.
• The guy with the lesser assets.
• You don’t even see The Donald … and he’s still a loudmouth.
• … If mission of the day was to accept his endorsement at media-free event and otherwise avoid any photo-op with the guy … so much for corporate efficiency.
• Trump buzz obscures real Las Vegas payoff — a meeting with Adelson.
…Should I go on?
(photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images caption: Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney walks off of his campaign plane past Donald Trump’s plane after landing at McCarran International Airport on May 29, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Mitt Romney will campaign and hold fundraisers Las Vegas, Nevada.)