Friday, February 01, 2008

Rally To Romney

Rally To Romney
By Hugh Hewitt

In the two days since Florida and in the one day from the debate at the Reagan Library, conservatives across the country are sounding the alarm that John McCain's nomination means the end of the Reagan agenda. Blogger Dan Riehl spelled it out in a reflection on what the Mccain-dominated GOP's party platform would look like, and it isn't pretty.

Columnist Robert Novak confirmed reporter/columnist John Fund's story that McCain wasn't a fan of Justice Alito.

Talk show host Mark Levin penned a cri de coeur at, one that is repeated again and again by many other veterans of the Reagan Revolution on and off the airwaves.
Talk show hosts Laura Ingraham and Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity and me all underscored in hour after hour of programming that conservatives now face a very clear choice: McCain or Romney. A vote for Huckabee or Paul is a vote for McCain.

And in Wednesday night's debate, Romney moved quickly to remind Republican voters that he and John McCain differ sharply on Bush's tax cuts and exploration in ANWR, which McCain opposed, and McCain-Feingold and McCain Kennedy immigration "reform" which McCain not only supported but authored. The two also clashed on global warming, and John McCain's big government "solution" to climate change represents the biggest regulatory burden on business in the modern era. Romney pointed out that the proposal co-authored by Mccain and Joe Lieberman would put a crushing cost on American consumers, ship tens of thousands of jobs out of America, and do nothing to clean the global environment because it is not a global solution.

John McCain saved Romney the trouble of going negative in the debate by putting on open display the temperament that has earned John McCain a measure of infamy in the Senate and beyond, and McCain's refusal to back away from the obvious-to-all low-blow distortion of Romney's Iraq positions left a queasy feeling among even McCain supporters. This was not a display of anything like the skills that would be necessary to defeat Senator Obama in the fall. In fact, just the opposite.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great article DONAL. I was a Fred Thompson supporter for the longest time because Fred was the one who sounded ther MOST like Ronald Reagan.
That honor has been passed to Mitt. As I've said for a while now, Mitt Romney may be THE most qualified candidate to run for president in a generation! He has a spectacular resume.
My brother Jay worked for him at Bain a number of years back andf said Mitt is one of the most IMPRESSIVE guys and best leaders he's ever met! That means somethng coming from my little brother.


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