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Massachusetts Liberal

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

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Tanned, rested and ready

Republicans desperate for a candidate to replace Ronald Reagan in 1988 offered up a T-shirt that hearkened to a slogan from a decade earlier: "He's Tanned, Rested and Ready: Nixon in '88."

Instead of Tricky Dick, the GOP tapped George H.W. Bush. It wasn't a happy marriage, but it was successful, at least for a term.

After months in the proverbial GOP weeds (no undocumented alien gardeners allowed), Our Man Myth is hoping to reclaim that legacy. Well, he's certainly tanned.

Although it is entirely too early to even think about 2012, conservative activists are trying to peddle the line that the seven-week-old Obama administration is a failure that will lead their party to better days again.

That early line has focused on promoting such young "talent" as Sarah Palin and Bobby Jindal. It's even brought out of the woods a 14-year-old Georgia teen totally lacking in life experience yet being touted as a serious pundit. I guess Alex P. Keaton wasn't available.

Politics, like nature, abhors a vacuum. So with such a dearth of talent -- Rush excluded -- it's only natural that the man from Michigan-Utah-Massachusetts-Utah-and-California should reemerge from his own cave and hang around hoping to be noticed.

Heck, if nothing else, he'll soon be able to call enough states home that he could challenge in the Electoral College.

Desperate times call for desperate measures and Romney certainly has the money to spend on fostering his dream. It will be fascinating to watch and see how Myth morphs over the next few years to adapt to the political climate.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Alex P. Keaton! Gotta love him.

March 10, 2009 1:16 PM  

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