Just when you think Mitt Romney can't sink any lower, he manages to outdo himself... this time by inviting right-wing conspiracy-theorist whackaloon Jerome Corsi to join his press corps.
For those unfamiliar with Jerome Corsi's oeuvre, he is a senior writer for right-wing paranoid site World Net Daily, characterized by Salon's Alex Pareene as the biggest, dumbest wingnut site on the web and known pejoratively as World Nut Daily. Corsi is also a staple guest on late night lunatic radio programs.
Corsi first gained notoriety for his slanderous hit piece on John Kerry, and has kept up the sliming during President Obama's term in the White House. He then went full birther boogie on the president and assembled a posse conmantatus to investigate the circumstances of the Kenyan Usurper's birth. Corsi has also written articles and recorded videos claiming that Barack Obama is gay, and was married to a Pakistani man.
Corsi's latest book is a pseudoscientific screed claiming that "abiotic oil" production is feasible... funny how right-wing cranks see no contradictions in citing Soviet authorities or even, at the risk of a Godwin's Law violation, lauding Nazi science.
If Mitt Romney is truly moving toward the center politically, why is he cozying up to a birther, flat-earther right-wing lunatic like Jerome Corsi? Perhaps his failure to gain a real, sustained bump from his "victory" in the first debate (and his son's failure to kill Barack Obama with his preternatural powers) has convinced him to consult one of the most vicious character assassins in the right-wing Legion of Dumb. It's a desperate, despicable act by a guy who's scraping the bottom of the barrel in his campaign for the presidency.