- The mean and median measure of trees in Michigan is a mystery to me. However, the state tree is the white pine which can reach a height of 160 feet. The Romney campaign has not responded to this blogger’s question about the correct height of trees. They responded “its not important.” Then why does their boss keep bringing it up?
- Mitt Romney on Rick Santorum’s endorsement of Mitt Romney:
I can attest to my conservative credentials by quoting someone who endorsed me in 2008 campaign. Senator Santorum was kind enough to say on the Laura Ingraham show, he said, Mitt Romney, this is the guy who is really conservative and who we can trust. And when he came out and endorsed me he said these words: He said he is the clear, conservative candidate.”
Pretty good stuff coming from Mitt. However, this isn’t going to cause more conservatives to trust him. They’re just going to conclude they can’t trust Santorum either. Romney is also bringing up Santorum’s vote for Sotomayor in an attack ad.
- Santorum, for his part, is blasting away at Mitt Romney both in person and on the air. But the Washington Post pointed out how his complete lack of anything normally resembling a presidential campaign is weighing him down.
- Tom Keane in the Boston Globe:
And we all know what will happen if Romney wins the nomination. He’ll pivot quickly to appeal to independents, positioning himself as a moderate Republican in the tradition of those who have gone before him. Should he then lose – a prospect that seems ever more likely given the economy’s turnaround and the GOP’s own ugly infighting – the party’s right wing will seize on that loss as further proof that it shouldn’t try to be centrist. Indeed, a Democratic victory in 2012 against Romney would be almost pyrrhic, as it would likely cause the GOP to shift further rightward, making it even more obstreperous and unwilling to cooperate with Democrats.
So let the GOP nominate a Santorum or a Gingrich and get it out of its system. Let the GOP have, if you will, its George McGovern moment.
- National Journal notes how Romney continues to step on his own momentum.
- UAW President Bob King lets the GOP know they aren’t going to rewrite the history of the auto rescue.
- The opportunity to enter your organization or small company in the Netroots Nation’s 2nd annual “Grab a Booth” contest ends tomorrow. Netroots Nation is giving away six free booths in the Community and Exhibit Hall at NN12 in Providence this June. Enter today!
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Posted by admin on February 26th, 2012
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