Carol Platt Liebau: Romney Scores

Saturday, October 20, 2007

Romney Scores

From this account in The Hill, it sounds like Mitt Romney's speech to the Values Voters Summit was a big hit.

That's a good thing. Unlike Giuliani, none of Romney's positions conflict with those of the religious right -- a big and important part of the Republican coalition, and a group that's essential to getting the GOP ground game activated. The only stumbling block, it seems, has been his Mormon faith -- but signs from some of the most influential social conservative leaders seem to signal that it won't be an insuperable stumbling block.

If the party could coalesce with enthusiasm around Mitt Romney, it might spare a lot of headaches in terms of keeping the Republican coalition together, and avoid many of the internal difficulties that would attend the nomination of someone like Rudy Giuliani.

3 Comments:

Blogger Carol Platt Liebau said...

Coyote here.

Carol is right that Romney's "postions" do not conflict with values voters.

But, no one knows if his principles do, or if he has any.

Romney is a Republican Dukakis: "it's not about idealogy; it's about competence".

But it is about idealogy (and the economy).

11:50 AM  
Blogger Bill said...

Nominating Romney rather than Rudy might solve a lot of problems but would leave one slightly unsolved problem: President Hillary Clinton.

7:35 AM  
Blogger Greg said...

I like Romney. And the more I see him and from him, the more I like him. I also like Rudy. I think either one of them will defeat Hillary in the general election.

6:19 AM  

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