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.
(Excerpt) Read more at opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com ...
“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 romneys momentum cannot be stopped.”
Almost there. We finally have a CONSERVATIVE who’s in the top tier (rather than people claiming to be so), so I think we’ll wind up ok.
Talk about the kiss of death.
This is the guy that told us Obama wouldn’t be a problem.
Well, now that “Step’N’Fetchit” Brooks has gone all in for Romney, I guess we all ought to line up.
Brooks reminds me of a physician who moved to Arkansas from NYC. He was nice but, he did not know the butt end from the barrell end of a shotgun and would pee his pants if I really looked at him mean. And ,I am a little blonde blue eyed southern woman. He just seems nervous all the time and a little out of place. Like this Brooks guy.
Talk about an unselling point...
Palin is not running. At all. Stop the fairy tales and return to what the rest of us call “reality.”
Romney’s momentum is only gaining as opposing darlings of the moment flame out....Perry, Bachmann, etc. Cain is great but he won’t get the nomination.
It’s not the “media” or the “GOP establishment” that’s favoring Romney right now. I love Rush, but he’s off point here. It’s the average GOP voter, right of center, who want’s to find someone (ANYONE!) who can remove Barry from office.
Right now (and conceivably going forward) Romney is the candidate with the money, experience, history, recognition, and articulateness to do that job. Perry had a golden opportunity fall in his lap and he blew it epically. Say-Rah has played out her string, ran out of time, and will unfortunately end with an echoing fizzle.
That’s just the way it is....
Would anyone not think David Brooks pretty sold on Romney
that would anything new. It would also be like FNC pretty sold on Romney.
Am amazed they let it out.
Tokyo Rove, is that you?
Hey, it worked for mclame.....
Who cares about his latest mancrush!
If Romney is the nominee, I'm sitting this one out. A RINO is worse than the TOFUS. Because if we have a RINO, then everything coming out of the DC septic tank is "bipartisan" doncha know.... and that's what this country is about.
This is all you need to know when you think of Romney.
Isn't he just having a grand old time... the putz.
It tells u how smart I am..
Most conservatives will never go for Willard.
Only if enough of us work our butts off.
Actually u shouldn't say that...but the truth be know....
Anyone with a pair...would only have to look at his picture to know what u say is true..
He is the crease in Romneys pants.
I remember hearing the same thing about Giuliani.
Is that you Rudy?
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