Great Adventures in Anonymous Quotes

Phil Rucker and Peter Wallsten write about the problems Mitt Romney is having because he thinks global warming exists. They reach out for comment; they get this.

“The fact that he doesn’t change his position .?.?. that’s the upside for us,” said one Romney adviser, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak on behalf of the campaign. “He’s not going to change his mind on these issues to put his finger in the wind for what scores points with these parts of the party.”

Who requests anonymity in order to say that the guy who cuts his paycheck is actually pretty awesome? This person is the anti-Ed Rollins. Come on, now: Anonymous adviser quotes are for getting people to trash candidates , not for defending them.