I personally think the Ridge and Liberman rumors were designed to smoothe out the pavement for Romney to drive through ... Romney looks downright conservative compared to Rideg and Lieberman. And who knows, Mitt may actually become a true pro-lifer even on the embryonic stem cell issue, rising above McCain and becoming a good prospect for 2012.
I think you’re right. I can’t believe they would have seriously tried to get away with it, and if not for Mitt, I think it’s for some other candidate to relatively look good, and the base to be told, ‘See, we listened to you!’
You made a very succinct, visual and spot-on analysis of the strategery devised to make us all the more relieved and delighted when we hear Mitt Is It!