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Massachusetts Liberal

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

Thursday, February 07, 2008

Mitt, we knew ye too well....

Fraud to the end, Myth Romney told the American people that he is suspending his presidential campaign because of treason monkeys like me.
"If I fight on in my campaign, all the way to the convention, I would forestall the launch of a national campaign and make it more likely that Senator Clinton or Obama would win," he said. "And in this time of war, I simply cannot let my campaign be a part of aiding a surrender to terror."
And so it is that the pro-life, pro-choice, gun control-backing, varmint shooting, gay tolerant gay basher who was for health care reform in Massachusetts before he was against it, bows off the stage -- for the good of the nation.

That presumes of course, that he won't change his position -- a foolhardy presumption to be sure. And naturally Myth left himself some wiggle room by suspending the campaign rather than withdrawing -- holding his delegates just in case.

Some might question what I have left to blog for now that the Man Who Flipped So Much He Flopped has left the stage. By conservative estimate, this is the 292nd post (out of a total of 857) in which the Mittster has been mentioned.

Easy. Despite the best efforts of Rush Limbaugh and his gang to paint John McCain a liberal, the senator from Arizona is anything but.

And a press corps that is taken by McCain's openness -- as opposed to the tense relations maintained by both Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama -- may tend to avoid McCain's flaws as the bask in his folksiness (can anyone say George W. Bush vs. Al Gore?)

And flaws there are aplenty. Star with the Straight Talk Express backing away on his accurate thoughts about Pat Robertson and Jerry Falwell in pursuit of the wingnut vote.

Or his less than gracious personality in a "collegial"2006 letter to Obama. Or backing off that fit of pique. (Hat tip to Jon Keller for that one.)

And with speculation running high that Mike Huckabee is really running for No.2, personally I like the man a heartbeat away from the presidency to believe in evolution.

So I'll find a way to carry in without having Mitt to kick around any more. And I wish him well at home in Massachusetts, New Hampshire and/or Utah. Practicing acrobatics.

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