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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No Rudy here...........but there is a Mitt.
Just because you effed-up the last national election gives you no reason or right to eff up the latest one.
If you want to be stupid, there’s an entire Crat Party to help you with that.
Don't know about you....
But I'm shocked.......... and this is “unexpected"......
Didn’t David Brooks write that John McCain was the GOP’s best bet in 2008?
I know it’s hard...but hold your fire till we see the whites of “her” eyes....*W*
LMAO...after reading your past posts son...”reality” is the least of your concerns...professional help?..You Make the Call!
Romney or Obama?
Why bother to vote!!!
If Romney is the GOP candidate they FAIL!
If you want to be stupid, theres an entire Crat Party to help you with that.
Wow, I didn't know I was personally responsible. I thought it was "effed up" by the weak, effete, Republican elite who wanted McCain and who now want Romney. You know, the type of Republican that thinks Crybaby Boehner is effective. I know there are Republicans like this, but what are you doing on FR, a conservative site?
“Only if enough of us work our butts off. “
Agree (and thanks, there are still tons of Perrybots to deal with out there).
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