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Friday, March 26, 2010


Earlier this week I noticed that Josh Marshall is practically writing off Romney for 2012.  Then Eric Kleefeld followed up on Wednesday, as did Jed Lewison at Ye Great Orange Satan this morning.  Josh:

If the Republicans want to make Obama’s signature piece of legislation a centerpiece of their 2012 campaign (and it’s hard to imagine they won’t since what else will they run on?), they can’t very well run a candidate who supported and passed close to an identical bill. It’s a no-brainer.

I too don’t like broad and blanket statements about what has to happen two or three years down the road. But can anyone explain to me why this doesn’t fatally hobble any GOP presidential campaign in 2012? And because of that make Romney close to impossible to nominate?

Well, let me give it a shot.  Let’s imagine, crazy as it might sound, that Mitt Romney might try to go around fiercely repudiating positions he once held and policies he once promoted.  Sort of like the way Some Bearded Guy suggested back in the winter of aught-seven.

Posted by Michael on 03/26 at 10:13 AM
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