Romney As Conservative Rallying Point - The American Spectator | USA News and Politics
Romney As Conservative Rallying Point
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Mitt Romney was the Phil Gramm of 2008: More popular with conservative elites than with actual conservative voters. Mike Huckabee was to Romney as Pat Buchanan was to Gramm. Romney has many talents but, unlike Gramm in 1996, decided this year to sell himself as something he is not. Not enough Republicans bought it. While some rank-and-file conservatives would be pleased by Romney joining the ticket, I think John McCain would find plenty of conservative Romney skeptics too.

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