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I appreciated Jeremy Lott’s article on Romney today. It was the one article throughout the ‘net that recognized that Romney does indeed have a chance to win the GOP nomination.
The Novaks, Barneses and the like are consummate Washington insiders…all they want to do is promote McCain. George W Bush would have faced the same resistance if it hadn’t been for his name as well as the enthusiastic support of a wide spectrum of talented GOP governors. President Bush hasn’t played the insider game, either, opting to do his job, go to bed early and keep a tight reign on his administration. That doesn’t make him popular among conservative “insiders.” The Beltway insiders realize they would face the same with Romney. He would treat them with the same relative disdain that Bush has.
Another thing Romney is facing is out and out class warfare, even in the GOP. All the other candidates resent that Romney has the money and is willing to “put that money where his mouth is.” Of course, being someone who cares little about Washington insider politics, Romney needed to do that if he had any chance of winning. He certainly wasn’t going to get the good press that their buddy McCain has.
If the new Florida Rasmussen poll is any indicator at all of the movement in the Florida primary, maybe, just maybe, people are taking a look at Romney despite all the bad press he gets from the well-known Washington mouthpieces. Maybe, just maybe, the rest of the country will start looking past the negativity of the standard columnists as well. If so, Romney will start leading the pack as the candidate most closely aligned with the GOP. It remains to be seen.p>One other thought that I have yet to see written anywhere: br> People are fed up with the partisan bickering in Washington. Knowing their approval rating is lower than low because of the bickering, the Congressional Democrats are playing nice with President Bush right now on the stimulus package. They realize there is an election coming up for them, too. br> —
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?