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21 March 2007

FDT: Mitt Romney's Demise?

A new article in the NY Sun claims that this is what Mitt Romney's nightmares are made of these days nights...

"The lawyer-turned-actor-turned-senator-turned-actor — best known from TV as the down-home, tough-as-nails District Attorney Arthur Branch on "Law & Order" — hasn't announced, hasn't campaigned, and hasn't been on the political radar since leaving the Senate in 2003. Yet suddenly he's being hailed as the next Ronald Reagan. With this kind of rhetorical heat at his back, Mr. Thompson's a threat to every candidate for the Republican nomination.

But there's one candidate whose campaign he could end almost instantaneously, should he choose to run: that of Mr. Romney. Mr. Thompson is pro-life, pro-gun, anti-gay marriage, and anti-tax — like Mr. Romney. But he has one advantage over the former governor: He didn't just come to these positions over the last year or so, in a "Road to Des Moines" conversion.

On virtually every issue, Mr. Thompson is as far right, or further, than Mr. Romney, and he has been for some time. Mr. Romney's claim to fame so far in the campaign has been that he's the "true conservative" in the race — in contrast to Mayor Giuliani and Senator McCain. If Mr. Thompson jumps in, however, the rationale behind Mr. Romney's candidacy drops out..." (Read the entire article)

7 comments:

Steve said...

Do you feel like the GOP is just the "host organism" for egos of men like Romney, Giuliani, and McCain to take over?

The GOP needs someone chosen by the people of the party, not the answer to a multiple choice question presented by a mainstream media who wants nothing more than to see us lose.

Reagan Republican said...

No I think that the Republican Party is looking for someone who can bring all of its various constituencies together in 08 and win the election. The current three are just the ones who started early. I think Newt was right when he said this race will not start till October. McCain or Romney will be out by then if Fred enters the race...

Kevin said...

Do you think there could be a "Thompson Democrats" phenomena like Reagan's?

ALa said...

I do! My "other" site has a very mixed readership and many of the Democrats there say they would strongly consider Thompson...

Anonymous said...

Road to DeMoines .... great line.

C.W. said...

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C.W. said...

www.grassrootsvoter.com

Find out why we believe Fred Thompson should run for President.

Join forces with over 6,200 grassroots voters and encourage Fred Thompson to go for it.

www.grassrootsvoter.com