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Massachusetts Liberal

Observations on politics, the media and life in Massachusetts and beyond from the left side of the road.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Mitt Happens

The good news is I will have Myth Romney to kick around some more.

The Man from Michigan-Utah-New Hampshire-Massachusetts actually won one of his "homes," with a message that pandered to the economic fears of a state seeing its major economic engine drive away. (Memo to Mitt: New Hampshire would have been a better move).

The Romney victory -- in tandem with the decision of Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama to bury the hatchet somewhere else in the battle of who contributed more to civil rights -- means the the GOP candidates will continue to defile Ronald Reagan's 11th Commandment as they maneuver through South Carolina and Florida on into Super Tuesday.

A McCain victory in Michigan may have ended the GOP race before the feudin' got good. After all, there's been very little attention paid to the South Carolina spitting contest between Mike Huckabee and Fred Thompson (remember him?) How about this?
"Fred Thompson talks about putting America first, and yet he's the one who is a registered foreign agent, lobbied for foreign countries, was in a law firm that did lobbying work for Libya," Huckabee charged Sunday morning on CNN.
Or this?
"On the one hand, you have the Reagan revolution," Thompson said during the debate. "You have the Reagan coalition of limited government and strong national security. On the other hand, you have the direction that Gov. Huckabee would take us in. He would be a Christian leader, but he would also bring about liberal economic policies, liberal foreign policies. ... That's not the model of the Reagan coalition. That's the model of the Democratic Party."
Huckabee a liberal? I know liberals. Liberals are friends of mine. Mr. Huckabee, you're no liberal.

So now we have three winners converging on South Carolina to be joined by Thompson's Last Stand. And just down the road is Florida where Rude-y "Subject-Verb-9-11" is waiting in the wings.

If Romney had lost in Michigan these fun times may not have happened.

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Anonymous Joel Patterson said...

Romney is going to win the nomination if Rush Limbaugh is declaring war on McCain.

January 16, 2008 6:59 PM  
Blogger Outraged Liberal said...

Interesting thought, but this race is way too fluid for any predictions. It's entirely possible that someone else (Newt?) could emerge.

But Romney running on his economic record in Massachusetts would be like shooting ducks in a barrel.

January 16, 2008 7:38 PM  

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