Mitt Romney has a weird Dudley Do-Right thing going, but he’s got some kind of strength, too, beyond the weirdness.
I don’t know that either of them is up to the bare knuckles aspect of running for president. Although, Romney at least has a clue. Because of his dad.]]>
Romney and Huntsman are both a lot richer than most candidates, probably a lot richer than anyone who could run in 2012 except Bloomberg. I wonder how that will play into perceptions of Mormons if both are running simultaneously.]]>
But yeah, if the tea party is powerful enough to get Palin in as the nominee, the general election will be a bloodbath and the dems will win by a landslide. Palin and Huckabee are just not credible candidates in the general election.]]>
If the Tea Party hijacks the Republican party this time round, I think it would be an interesting year for a third party candidate, perhaps a relative moderate like Romney would do well there. By “well,” I mean be the nominee–I don’t think a third party candidate would actually win this year.]]>
I do think, though, that having another credible Mormon in the campaign will remove the novelty from Romney’s religion and make it a moot issue.
Dan, don’t toot your own horn. Nothing you say is ever said beautifully.]]>