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Romney On The Race Ahead

Wednesday, January 30, 2008  |  posted by Hugh Hewitt
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Mitt Romney On Good Morning America Today:

“I think what will happen across the country is that conservatives will give a good thought to whether or not they want to hand the party’s nomination over to Senator McCain. He has not been their champion over the last several years,” Romney said in an interview Wednesday on ABC’s “Good Morning America.”

“I think there will be a movement within the Republican party to coalesce around a conservative candidate. Mike Huckabee, of course, might stay in, and that might be one of the reasons he does so – is to try and split that conservative vote.”

Romney’s correct that Huck’s role is now as a spoiler of a conservative attempt to stop McCain, but it is hard to imagine Huck leaving the race though many of his voters may leave him.

Meanwhile, John McCain’s senior advisor John Weaver makes sure that it won’t be a pretty week “[I]f Romney wasn’t born on third base,” Weaver told the Washington Post, “if he had to campaign and fundraise like everyone else, I’m sure he wouldn’t be here anymore.”

George Romney never graduated from college, rose through the ranks of the auto industry, and while he lived a comfortable upper-middle class life as head of American Motors before becoming governor of Michigan and Secretary of HUD. He was not a wealthy industrialist who began with a vast inheritance or a trust baby, and neither is Romney.

Mitt Romney earned his money, and if that constitutes being born on third base, lots of Americans who hit triples are going to be surprised to learn that Team McCain has contempt for their efforts.

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