Mitt Romney has proven that he's ready to talk teabaggy shit about President Obama, but even he has limits:

Echoing a speech he delivered outside Pittsburgh Tuesday, Romney took aim at comments Obama made last week in which he emphasized the role government plays in helping create business. He accused Obama of "demonizing" individuals who have been successful, suggesting when the president "denigrates and diminishes the achievement of the individual, he diminishes us all."

But Romney stopped short of a full attack. When an audience member referred to Obama as a "monster," Romney quickly interrupted and said, "That's not a term I would use."

In Romney-ese, that's a bold statement. Problem is, there are Republicans out there who are pissed that Romney even stepped back that far. Admitting that Obama isn't a monster he wouldn't call Obama a monster probably reeks of capitulation to the base.