So yes, as the Mitt breaks out the Tire Swing to make all the reporters his buddies, keep in mind what he's actually saying in his policy speeches:
“Just a couple of weeks ago in Kansas, President Obama lectured us about Teddy Roosevelt’s philosophy of government. But he failed to mention the important difference between Teddy Roosevelt and Barack Obama. Roosevelt believed that government should level the playing field to create equal opportunities. President Obama believes that government should create equal outcomes.
“In an entitlement society, everyone receives the same or similar rewards, regardless of education, effort, and willingness to take risk. That which is earned by some is redistributed to the others. And the only people who truly enjoy any real rewards are those who do the redistributing — the government.
“The truth is that everyone may get the same rewards, but virtually everyone will be worse off.”
Mitt Romney is not only saying that President Obama has turned us into "socialists" but he's now completely bought into the basic Tea Party belief that the government itself is the greatest enemy of the American people...and the leader of those enemies of the people is the President himself.
All it takes apparently to get the Village to completely overlook Mitt playing the Tea Party card is some pizza and sandwiches. He's a moderate!