Numbers from Michigan and Arizona have yet to come in. Here’s what we know now: The Republican Party is committing suicide. Right in front of us. For those who like public Harakiri….ENJOY! What else do we know? Romney is a disaster as a campaigner. I’ve been watching Presidential politics for decades now (Go ahead, call me a nerd.) and I’ve never seen a tacit “front-runner” shoot his toes off with such regularity.
And – thanks to gas prices – Obama is back underwater. A drunk in a phone booth could run a solid campaign against Obama this year…and yet the GOP can’t manage to get it together.
UPDATE: Romney has won both races. Just watched Mrs Romney speaking in MI. I’ll tell what -where has she been? Mittens needs to put her up front more often. She actually seems almost real. Mittens isn’t bad tonight either. He’s actually hired a speech writer. He still can’t really deliver a speech very well…but he’s got the words. He’s almost what I expected him to be months ago. He’s playing the competence card hard. No vision. Just competence.
- I digress a bit from some punditry I’m hearing that these two wins won’t help Romney. They won’t help a lot. But they will help. He dodged a massive bullet.
- As a final note I see that the two African-Americans who voted for Romney artfully placed right behind him. I’m sure they are real supporters and am glad they have great seats. But this game of using people of color as props is condescending and demeaning. I can see the campaign aid scouring the crowd, thinking “Oh look! 2 black people! I need to get them on stage! Now let’s find some Asians!”