I can’t believe there is another year and a half to go before the election is over! Can anyone ever tire of zingers like this one from Hugh Hewitt?
“The rejection of John McCain by the base of the Republican Party was predicted and explained in A Mormon In The White House. Now the key question is whether Senator McCain will stay in the party and support its nominee, a question which hasn’t been asked of him (or Tom Tancredo)and which should be, again and again until it gets a straight answer.”
In addition to getting a shot off at John McCain (who is apparently not Republican enough for Hugh), Hewitt also gets another chance to flog his new book (which he does with Andrew Sullivan-like regularity).
Something I still don’t understand, Hewitt was one of the Republicans who attacked John Kerry relentlessly for being a flip-flopper during the ’04 election. But compared to Romney and his double dutching from one side of an argument to another, Kerry seems like the Pillar of Hercules. For example, his “I’m a hunter like anyone else. Gee, I’ve done it twice in my life.” pandering to the NRA and his “I was for stem-cell research before I was against it” position.
Any ideas on how long it will be before Romney renounces evolution?
The great thing about Romney will be the debates in the general election (if he gets the nod). The democratic candidate won’t need to show up.
“Ladies and gentlemen, live from Washington, DC. Representing the Republicans is presidential candidate Mitt Romney. For the Democrats, former Massachusetts Governor… Mitt Romney.”
It’s not just Romney. Look at Guiliani pandering to the religious right for its approval, not to mention the entire Republican slate’s (minus Ron Paul) simplistic views on the GWOT.
(And don’t get me started on the Democrats pandering to groups like NARAL, that pisses me off just as much, if not more because the more extreme positions of NARAL are opposed by a vast majority of the country, including yours truly.)
Just once I’d like to see one of these candidates stand up and say “This is what I believe, take it or leave it.” It’s just too bad that I have to look towards fictional presidential candidates to see that happen.