So, have we forgotten Hilary Rosen yet? Probably not if you're a Republican, because she was the only real bit of good news for them recently.
But Mittens went and did what Mittens does: stuck his hand crafted Italian shoe in his mouth. He went and said some of the things that Paul Ryan is trying to hide in his "budget".
People hate the government in the abstract, but they like it in the specifics. If Mitt gets cornered on this, he will hem and hedge, which will only reinforce his reputation as a panderer and an ideological philanderer.
Mitt Romney: Not Very Good At This Politics Thing