Mitt Joins The Tea Party

Weigel is reporting from CPAC:

Romney had been introduced by Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.), who nevermentioned his party affiliation during his insurgent special electionbid, but used it twice before the CPAC crowd. Romney, said Brown, wasone of the “leading lights” of the GOP.

Brown had teed up the crowd for a jeremiad against “liberalneo-monarchists,” a “failing” president, and the threat of a“Godzilla-size government bureaucracy.” They cheered even louder whenRomney pushed the envelope. He said the rebellion against Obama hintedthat “history will judge President Bush far more kindly” than hissuccessor for “pulling us from a deepening recession following theattack of 9/11″ and “[keeping] us safe.”