Friday, October 13, 2006

Beltway Mitt

The Boston Globe has an interesting look at Mitt's courtship of Beltway Republicans. (Basically this is the Cooler giving you a way to procrastinate a little longer while at work on Friday afternoon).

24 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

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12:25 PM  
Blogger winin08 said...

Mittless has given up his day job; except for using RGA funds to promote his 08 ambitions at the expense of his losing choice for a replacement. Sad.

9:45 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wait until voters see that he has flipped on Guns, Abortion, and Gay Marriage.

Mitt has no chance - not even as the alternative to McCain.

10:52 AM  
Blogger winin08 said...

You're right anon...if want to defeat Hillary with a pro-life candidate, McCain is the choice.

11:32 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pro-life isn't the number one issue this time out guys. That single issue voting mentality isn't going to work this time. This time, we need the best guy on national security, not the one that is the most PURE on abortion.

11:40 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It just so happens that McCain is the best on national security and has a 100% pro-life voting record.

Romney has no national security credentials, and is a fli-flopper on the litmus test issues.

Look for Iowa to come down to Brownback v McCain.

12:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I certainly couldn't consider it whenever my buddy told me however I stand here corrected. That domain truly is as good as he exacted. - bonsai trees

12:30 PM  
Blogger Jeff Fuller said...

Funny love-fest of comment from McCain staffers above (hence the anonymous titles and profile-less "Whining in '08").

The Globe is a liberal paper and have consitantly given Romney a hard time for just about everything. All the politicians are "out and about" this time. The Globe surely didn't give Gov. Dukakis a hard time when he ran for POTUS while still a sitting Gov. right up through the entire campaign. Mitt takes off and "he's abandoning his duties". They didn't give Kerry a hard time either. Just the good old double standard that conservatives get.

Iowa will be McCain vs. Brownback? Funny stuff. You forget about the impotence of Senators in presidential races. Brownback is a non-starter. McCain has no love from the party faithful (which is all that matters for a closed caucus like ours). That he bypassed Iowa in 2000 and was an outspoken Ethanol opponent does not bode well for him either here.

http://www.gopbloggers.org/octoberpollresults.php

Over nearly 15,000 votes and Romney's the leader for most net + votes. In a three way race between between Romney, Giuliani, and McCain its Giuliani 46.5%, Romney 43.1% and McCain 6.9%.

5:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cooler: Why aren't you doing something on the fed investigation of Romney?

http://news.bostonherald.com/localRegional/view.bg?articleid=162187

5:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Probably because there's nothing there, despite the Boston media's best efforts.

8:06 AM  
Blogger winin08 said...

Emphasis on "nothing there" for sure...Oh, I thought you were talking about Mitt's convictions...sorry.

10:14 AM  
Blogger Caucus Cooler said...

Jeff- we didn't think this was a bad article by any means, it was interesting to see what kind of courting mitt is doing...

12:08 PM  
Blogger winin08 said...

Actually, CC, I have to agree...the story about the Mittless reachout in DC was informative, neither good or bad. Our mutual friend Jeff gets jumpy I guess, lumping all of us in with the LA Times or something.

Huckabee rules!

12:58 PM  
Blogger Jeff Fuller said...

CC,

My comment was referring to the comment stream before mine, especially the winin08 comment that "Mittless has given up his day job".

Also, the Globe ran this companion piece with that article http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/articles/2006/10/13/recap_of_governors_public_events_during_the_past_month/

And the Globe editorialists and Mass Democrats have been consistantly giving Romney a hard time for several months for his extensive time out of state. Maybe that's why I feel the need to defend Romney on this.

10:06 PM  
Blogger Jeff Fuller said...

P.S. Winin08 . . . are you going to be this down on Romney when Huck is his VP choice or when Romney's running against Hillary?

10:10 PM  
Blogger winin08 said...

If the GOP chooses Romney, despite his flipflopping on every major issue, then of course, I'll support him over Hillary. But Jeff, don't count those chickens just yet.

5:56 AM  
Blogger Caucus Cooler said...

Couldn't agree more that The Globe isn't always on Mitt's side Jeff. Just thought you were referring to this article, our mistake.

9:49 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Uh-oh. Funny thing about those "tar babies." They ARE sticky.

Romney under federal investigation over report showing his administration failed to fulfill its responsibiliies on The Big Dig, leading to collapse deaths.

http://news.bostonherald.com/localRegional/view.bg?articleid=162187

11:18 AM  
Blogger Jeff Fuller said...

Anon 11:18

Romney's not "under federal investigation" . . . they are "probing the scathing allegations" made by the liberal Democrat Inspector General of Mass and will find them to be unfounded and biased.

The Big Dig will not be an issue that GOP opponents or the Dems will be able to stick on Romney. If anything, Romney's the best thing that ever happened to the Big Dig as some of my Democratic friends in Mass have told me.

Just the media in bed with the Dems on this one . . . a non-starter.

1:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes Romney is indeed under federal investigation for supposedly lying about safety checks at the Big Dig.

2:20 PM  
Blogger Cancer Man said...

you wish anon. Nice try.

Jeff is right as per usual.

3:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

winin08, you might want to save your strength for the smackdown the Club for Growth's going to put on Huckabee the day he declares.

4:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah! The Club for Growth knows Huckabee thinks it is wrong for companies to price gouge for water and plywood after natural disasters! And he even wants to keep the Feds from cutting nursing home reimbursements just because he thinks it is wrong to toss old ladies and crippled people out on the streets!

Huckabee better bow down at the alter of The Club for Growth or he has no chance at all!

5:23 PM  
Anonymous The Club for Growth Is a Fraud said...

Hey, did ya'll know who the #1 contributor to The Club for Growth is? It's a dude named Jackson T. Stephens, a billionaire from Arkansas who backed Bill Clinton. Guess what? Seems Huckabee got cross-wise with Mr. Stephens back in 2002 when Mr. Stephens' boy thought he might like to be Governor -- but Huckabee didnt just get out of the way and let him have the Republican nomination.

So, The Club for Growth is really nothing more than a tool Mr. Stephens is using to wage a personal vendetta. Kinda sad when a once-legitimate organization lets itself go bad just to keep a money-man happy.

http://www.motherjones.com/news/special_reports/2004/04/stephens.html

5:44 PM  

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