Skip to comments.Is This Man the G.O.P.ís Best Bet for 2012? (NYT's David Brooks pretty sold on Romney at this time)
Posted on 09/29/2011 7:48:38 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
Gail Collins: David, are you reconciled to the fact that Mitt Romney is going to be the Republican presidential nominee?
David Brooks: Oh, I went through that phase a few weeks ago after the debate at the Reagan library. Thats the night I noticed Romney was the best candidate in the field. Since then Ive noticed that he has given three debate performances that are better than any Barack Obama has given in his life. (Obamas a better speechmaker, but Romneys a better debater.) So now Im settling into the idea that Romney might well be president. This will be interesting because he has a tendency to hire people who look vaguely like him, so Im picturing a White House filled with tall, well-groomed brunettes.
Gail Collins: Romney is both intelligent and sane, which I guess is saying quite a lot this year. But the man would change his position on the rotation of the earth around the sun if he thought it would get him a win in South Carolina.
David Brooks: Thats why you should love the guy. Let me put it this way: Would you rather have someone who authentically agrees with Michele Bachmann or someone who is just faking it? It seems to me that from your point of view you should be praying for inauthenticity. The more, the better.
I spend a lot of time looking at whom the candidates are choosing as their advisers. Romney clearly has the best group. Hes harvested some of the best brains in the G.O.P. He released an economic plan the other week that was a pretty serious document, at least by the standards of politics these days.
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Brooks is the bloody poodle of the NY TIMES. They wouldn’t hire anyone who was a real conservative.
“David Brooks pretty sold on Romney”
This is about the least surprising development of this young election season.
He likes the crease in Romney’s pants.
The ESTABLISHMENT has spoken.
People! Please don’t question the loyalty of David Brooks!
He’ll still support Obama in the general election.
The establishment Republicans are outnumbered in the GOP but they have so far seceded in dividing the TP conservatives. We need to rally behind one of the remaining conservatives in the races before romney’s momentum cannot be stopped.
He's supporting 0bama in the general election by supporting Romney for the nomination.
Perry is flaming out, and rest of the field are Tea Party amateurs. As it stands today, we're going to get stuck with Romney, because the Tea Party candidates will not prevail.
Romney’s “momentum” will be stopped by Sarah Palin at the appropriate time and place.
Brooks is probably at Romney’s house ironing his pants for him every morning.
A Palin would say about Romney: “Bless his heart” LOL!
Mitt Romney could beat Obama. If Mitt Romney is the nominee I’ll vote for him. But a Mitt Romney presidency would set the conservative side of the GOP back farther than either Bush I or II.
Spot on Hunton.
Marxism is all about lies told to a mass of ignorant thugs.
William Safire was a fairly good token conservative at the NY Times. He had to watch what he said (never speak out against abortion, for instance), but he wrote very well and sometimes came out with a good column.
In contrast, David Brooks is eminently ignorable. He is a clueless jerk, a sock puppet for Pinch Sulzberger. A mediocre stylist, and never even good for a laugh.
Individual mandate supporters are disqualfied, period.
Remember his “I Am A Sap” column a week or so ago? I was the first commenter to that column and said that yes, you are a sap, if you hadn’t been so busy drooling over Obama maybe you would have done your job and we wouldn’t be in the mess we’re in. Well, surprise surprise. That comment disappeared. What was left up there were all these oh so intellectual pro and con analyses of Obama ...and so on and so forth.
Poor wittle David Brooks...perpetually in search of balls.
You know, if I were David Brooks, I’d get together some buds and do a long sail, a la William F. Buckley, do a walk across Europe, do anything, just get as far away as I could from writing anything political for a long, long while.