Tuesday, July 26, 2005

More Politics - Mitt Romney in the News

Mitt Romney is in the news again. It sure looks like he wants to run for President in 2008...

He wrote a major editorial over the weekend, and The Atlantic Monthly has just written a major article profiling him.

The Corner has more... (start from where the link takes you, and scroll up)



At 12:06 PM, Blogger j.m. said...

So far, our options that could potentially run for president are as follows

Hillary Clinton
John Kerry
Mitt Romney

No matter who wins, there are going to be a lot of really unhappy people. But that's usually how it works anyway.

At 1:05 PM, Blogger Tyler said...

Kerry's out, I think. He lost once already; the Democrats are not going to waste another chance on him.

The leaves Sen. Clinton as the most prominent potential 2008 Democratic candidate. I'm just not sure, though. Will she want another Senate term's worth of experience, first?

As for the Republicans in 2008, no one has the positive buzz among the pundits going for them like Romney does.

But it's the summer of 2005, and lot will happen before the fall of 2007.

At 1:52 PM, Blogger Tyler Farrer said...

Don't forget Bill Frist, John McCain, Jeb Bush, Rudy Giuliani.

John Kerry??? I thought the Dems wouldn't let him run again.

At 1:54 PM, Blogger Nathan said...

Funny thing about senators running for President...historically they don't win. Why? Because Senators are worthless...I mean in a leadership sense they have never led or governed anything. The American people have traditionally wanted people who know how to lead people (rather than spew out meaningless rhetoric). That's why so many presidents are former Governors. Taking the logic a bit further, this would support Romney while hurting Frau Clinton.

At 7:31 AM, Blogger Maine Man said...

Unfortunately, here in the Boston area Romney isn't all that popular. When a poll was done asking MA residents if he should run for president close to 70% said "no." When only Repulblicans were asked 39% said "no" and only 35% said "yes." I'd hate for him to suffer the same fate as Gore: not even taking his own home state.

At 10:03 AM, Blogger Nathan said...

I wouldn't expect MA to vote red, regardless of whether the candidate was from their state or not. The good news is that you can win the election without MA.

Have you ever noticed how people seem more objective at the local level? They are willing to look at a candidate's position on issues and vote accordingly; but the same people vote strictly partisan for national elections. How else could a moderate like Romney become governor of liberal state like MA?

At 10:09 AM, Blogger Maine Man said...

Why on sex appeal, of course! Don't you remember back during the election that he was accused of trying to exploit his ranking among the nation's "sexiest people" to woo female voters. It's rather Clintonesque- Democrats like that stuff.


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