Monday, September 27, 2010

Like Bringing a Knife to a Gunfight

Daniel Larison makes a case for Romney to be the Republican nominee in 2012. Telling quote:
The latest version of Romney is the one who fiercely denounces health care legislation and urges its repeal. A substantial percentage of Republican primary voters in 2008 overlooked his complete lack of credibility on a range of issues on which he pretended to be the true conservative candidate, and without McCain in the race sucking up the support of all the moderate primary voters Romney will probably gain their support as well.

Romney now rails against the very health care package he championed while governor of Massachusetts. Voters overlooked his "complete lack of credibility." And Romney is poised to snatch up McCain's sloppy seconds.

Larison can't be serious here. If he is, though, this is a campaign I'd very much like to see. Obama's steely reserve would run circles around Romney as he constantly tries to craft his message to be as populist as possible without looking like a joke. Like Jerry Cooney against Muhammad Ali, like the Generals against the Globetrotters. Like a knife against a cocked pistol.

Yet one more indication that the so-called Conservative party is neither conservative nor anything resembling a party. Discuss...

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