Yglesias Award Nominee II

"It’s not so much that I disagree there was nothing objectionable in the speech and it’s bound to bring a few fencesitters over to Mitt’s side but insisting repeatedly upon its success as an objective fact is a weird rhetorical ploy which reads like a transparent attempt to delegitimize critics as being, in an almost clinical sense, out of touch with reality. Why not just say, “With Rush, Hannity, and Mark Steyn swooning, early indicators are that Mitt’s speech is a smash”? Of all the people commenting today about this, there’s only one who sounds like he’s coming unglued. And it ain’t any of Mitt’s critics," - Allahpundit on the strange convulsions of Hugh Hewitt.