Okay, so maybe Romney was largely talking out of his ass, but I agree with the general point that we have created an entitlement society that even include a healthy percentage of Tea Party members. Sadly, at least for the GOP, Romney does not have the intellect (or the rhetorical acumen) to make his point.
David Brooks at the Times sums it up nicely.
Personally, I think he’s a kind, decent man who says stupid things because he is pretending to be something he is not — some sort of cartoonish government-hater. But it scarcely matters. he’s running a depressingly inept presidential campaign. Mr. Romney, your entitlement reform ideas are essential, but when will the incompetence stop?