But the most seething assessment comes, reliably enough, from Russia’s Pravda.ru.
Having insulted Vladimir Putin, the Republican has roused English-language editor Timothy Bancroft-Hinchey into an almighty rage.
Romney has proven himself a “nasty, cowardly, little and sinister man”, he writes, in his account of this “ABC of Failure”.
Not to mention an “ignorant, arrogant, upstart nobody from the middle of nowhere”.
Also, he’s a “follower of Satan”, says T B-H, smoke emerging from his nostrils.
In case that’s not clear enough: Romney is “puerile and idiotic”, a “small-town, rude, wannabe, insolent, cowardly, arrogant, belligerent, chauvinistic, demonic and Satanic upstart”.