"This is a great state, and you've got a great governor in John Kasich. He's showing the president - if he'd only listen - how to create jobs."
You'll be hearing a lot of that from the Romney forces to Election Day and, if true, it could be quite effective. But quite the opposite is true. You probably know by now that the biggest help in Ohio's economy came from the auto industry bail-out that Romney and Kasich opposed. Do you recall Mitt's remedy for the ailing industry: Let Detroit go bankrupt.
Romney is given to saying nutty things, like his solution to immigration: Self-deportation. Or his cowardly reponse to Rush Limbaugh's reference to Sandra Fluke as a slut. "That's not the language I would have u ded," Mitt meekly demurred.
All over the state, beginning with the recovery of a stricken area like Youngstown, there is growth. GM, an industrial giant targeted for bankruptcy by Romney, has already announced it will build the 2015 Chevrolet Cruze there. And what about the smaller companies in the chain that will now be able to supply a healthier auto industry?
I once thought that Mitt and his Wingman, Paul Ryan, were making all of this up to win an election. But now I keep recalling George Costanza's profound words on Seinfeld:
"It's not a lie if you believe it."Mitt believes it. That should worry all of us more than his flagrant lies.