Carol Platt Liebau: Romney Wins Wyoming

Saturday, January 05, 2008

Romney Wins Wyoming

Mitt Romney has won the majority of Wyoming's delegates -- and it's worth noting that the state has 12, the same as New Hampshire.

In New Hampshire, he's sharpening his tone against McCain, which as it should be. Republicans need to think very hard before they vote for a guy who's soft on illegal immigration; in favor of campaign finance "reform" that insulates incumbents from criticism within 30 days of a primary and 60 days of a general election; opposed to the Bush tax cuts; committed to the cause of global warming; and sanctimoniously opposed to using extreme measures against terrorists even in exigent circumstances.

No doubt New Hampshire loves "mavericks." But anyone who's too much of a "maverick" faces the same problems getting anything done as the typical independent -- like, say, Michael Bloomberg would. Alienate enough of one's own party -- as McCain is apt to do and it's hard to get an agenda through. And don't expect the Democrats to help.

It's no coincidence that McCain and Huckabee seem to be the MSM's favorite candidates. That's because they represent the greatest threat to conservative principles and the Reagan coalition that have served the GOP -- and more importantly, the country -- well.


Blogger Righty64 said...

The problem is letting "independents" vote in a partisan primary. Clearly, in 2000, Sen. McCain won on the backs of "independents". These may be by and large sincere people. But, how many could be just itching to try to derail a primary either way in either party? I just think that "independents" voting in a partisan primary serves nothing but trouble. Once the 2000 election season went on and more primaries and caucuses were closed to indenpendents, Gov. Bush began crushing Sen. McCain. BTW, it is proof that the Republican rank and file strongly dislikes Sen. McCain, the Vietnam vet and that generation's Bob Dole.

11:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice incite, Carol. Too bad we never hear from you here in Minnesota.

2:11 AM  

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