Monday, February 13, 2012

National Review editorial contra-Newt, Mitt

The National Review is as good a barometer for traditional Reaganite conservatisim as there is, and they are not amused by Newt or Mitt.

First, Newt:
It is not clear whether Gingrich remains in the race because he still believes he could become president next year or because he wants to avenge his wounded pride: an ambiguity that suggests the problem with him as a leader. When he led Santorum in the polls, he urged the Pennsylvanian to leave the race. On his own arguments the proper course for him now is to endorse Santorum and exit.
On Romney:
Romney is trying to win the nomination by pulverizing his rivals. His hope is that enthusiasm will follow when he takes on Obama in the summer and fall. But his attacks on Santorum have been lame, perhaps because they are patently insincere. (Does anyone believe that Romney truly thinks poorly of Santorum’s votes to raise the debt ceiling?)
...So far Romney has been running mostly on his biography: Republicans are supposed to vote for him because he is a family man and shrewd businessman. And Republicans, even the many who are well disposed to him, have been saying as loud as they can: It isn’t enough.
I don't know. Sounds familiar.

2 comments:

Beetz McDogg said...

Saw this on twitter. I know I've been out of the loop for a bit but really. http://thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/02/14/santorum-is-tied-with-romney-in-new-poll/

Fredo said...

Will Rick be the one who can sustain his bounce, or just another hare that Mitt crawls past on the way to his nomination?

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