Tuesday, February 13, 2007

All Mitt All the Time

It's announcement day! If you don't want to go out into the cold and snow, we've got a morning full of Romney links for your perusal... Let's get started.

Sam Brownback fired the first formal salvo of the nomination fight last night. In a press release on the eve of Romney's announcement, Brownback's camp lists in painstaking detail Romney multiple flips from pro-life to pro-choice and back and forth again. You can see the release here and an article about it here.

David Yepsen, one of Romney's most ardent supporters in the Gang of 50 writes this morning about the challenges Romney faces in overcoming his evolution on key social issues. But he also notes Romney's strongsuits- business background, proven ability to work with Democrats and get results i.e. health care plan, and his ability to move up quickly in the current field.

The L.A. Times notes that Romney is matching McCain step-for-step in securing support inside the Beltway, highlighting the support he has from Denny Hastert and Vin Weber, among others.

The Boston Fox News station does a long piece on Romney's Mitt-flopping and has a slew of old Romney video. One of the clips we haven't seen is of Romney opposing a tough immigration bill, "I do not believe that we should deny all services to people who come here from across the border," Romney said. See the video here.

And if that's not enough for you we've got Michigan supporters jumping from Romney to McCain, the AP on Romney's announcement, a Jewish group criticizing Romney for announcing from an anti-semites musesum (who knew Henry Ford was an anti-semite?), A few things you might not know about Romney's bio, a nice National Review preview of the announcement and EJ Dionne doing a column on politicians who flip-flop on abortion.

Phew. Back with more later.

Update- Drudge has the text of Romney's announcement speech.


Anonymous Anonymous said...


Not good for Team Romney.

7:29 AM  
Blogger Caucus Cooler said...

729- I guess you weren't satisfied with the umpteen clips we gave!

7:47 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow! Mitt sure has been a flip flopper. Next thing you know he will be claiming that he has seen the light and convert to Southern Baptist. Praise Jesus!

8:09 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He hasn't yet?

9:19 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He hasn't yet?

9:19 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

CC -- why no mention of the ass-kicking Huckabee is giving Romney among the critical social and evangelical conservatives? US News' Washington Whispers is reporting it, as well as a host of others.


9:48 AM  
Blogger Jeff Fuller said...

You're obsessed CC.

10:12 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's announcement day Jeff. Get pumped!

10:20 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

more like misguided and clueless...

10:21 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When a true genius appears in the world, you may know him by this sign, that the dunces are all in confederacy against him.

-- Jonathan Swift

10:32 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

um who's huckabee??

11:04 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

From today's Hotline alone:

1)GOP FIELD: Romney In Free-Fall

2)...front-runner, MA Gov. Mitt Romney (R), has suffered a death of a thousand flip-flop cuts.

3)Kerry-Romney Connection Gaining Strength ... "Mitt Romney's flip flops are enough to make John Kerry blush."

I'd say it's over, Jeff Fuller, but that would imply that "it" ever really existed. As I've predicted FOR MONTHS, Romney is imploding.

The saddest thing is the people, Romney himself included, who believed the bill of goods his "experts" sold them and duped them out of their time, energy and money.

12:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

who went to the Romeny announcement? How was turnout?

3:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

250-300 wonder how much$$$ was wasted today?

4:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So Romney is the "great" hope against Obama? Whatever!

5:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


5:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

we may need a line change...

5:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Couldn't have been much more than 200 there.

7:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Cooler Line makes no sense.

7:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

757- Have you ever read a sports line before?

8:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


8:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My, Mitt's hair was much darker at the announcement than in the picture below. Hmmmmmmm! Just for men?

10:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Romney = Perot

10:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Spoiler? Or do you mean elderly trying to hide it?

10:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Because he's really not very old.

10:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

John McCain is older than Yoda. and Yoda is over 900 years old.

Nuff said.

11:09 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yoda rocks and McCain is Palpatine.

Hah hah, just kidding. :)

12:02 PM  

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