Skip to comments.Romney Emerges as Top Issues Play to His Strength
Posted on 07/09/2009 4:18:51 PM PDT by americanophile
Most Republicans have just finished what might be called the spring of their discontent. Not much went right in the first half of the year; not much to cheer about.
Let us count the ways that the world has conspired to help Mr. Romney. At a time when the Republican Party is straining to find new leaders, other prominent party members who aspire to that role -- Govs. Sarah Palin, Bobby Jindal and Mark Sanford, and Sen. John Ensign -- have stumbled or, in the case of Gov. Sanford, flamed out in spectacular fashion. Mitt Romney now looks by comparison like the serious adult in the room Beyond that, the national agenda is squarely focused on the economy -- which plays to Mr. Romney's strength as a successful businessman -- rather than on national security, which benefited Sen. John McCain in last year's primaries, or on the social issues where Mr. Romney's tendency to shift about has caused him so much trouble.
And beyond the economy, what are the other big items on the agenda? Well, one is the auto industry, which happens to play nicely to the Romney background as a Michigander and son of an auto-company executive. The other is health care, which tees up Mr. Romney to talk about the health overhaul he led in Massachusetts while that state's governor. All this leads, inevitably enough, to talk of Mr. Romney already emerging as a leading contender for the party's next presidential nomination. Of course, talking about the 2012 presidential race at the midpoint of 2009 is silliness on stilts. Mr. Romney says he doesn't know whether he will run, which is the only sensible thing to say.
"He's very genuine when he says he hasn't made a decision about 2012," says Kevin Madden
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Speaking of health care, how’s Romneycare doing?
Sarah’s one of US. Romey isn’t and never has been and never will be.
Deal with it.
If he’s emerging, would someone please flush again.
Yes , he’s the same tops he was in 08 when the media declared him the slam dunk front runner , right before Huck took him down in Iowa and Mcain finished him off in NH.
He won’t fly in 2012 for the same reasons he didn’t fly in 08.
The GOP has already ordained Mitt as the 2012 candidate.
Michael Steele is the guest host on Bill Bennett tomorrow morning... anyone going to call?
Is anyone even going to listen?
What part of “no more backstabbing, Democrat-lite, big government, open-borders, socialized medicine peddling RINOs” doesn’t the RNC understand?!
I am not voting for him, bet.
Good point. It is a yawner but he says everyday he has 3,000,000 listeners.
The media gave us John McCain and now they want to repeat the disaster by giving us another liberal Republican who can’t win an election. BS on that.
I’ve tried to listen. I like Bill Bennet, but wow...he’s better than an Ambien.
At least the probability of Michael Steele saying something completely idiotic will make things more interesting for those poor 3,000,000 listeners.
Romney? Nobody in this household will vote for him. We’re tired of these finger-in-the-wind liberals, regardless of which party they belong to. As for Romneybots, stick your crap where the son don’t shine.
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