There hasn’t been much interesting in the press on Mitt Romney. His book tour is over and political watchers know Romney bought up most of his books, giving a multitude of books away for free. The past few weeks’ articles also ran regarding Romney attempt to duck out of his ties to the health care issues. Mitt’s attempts are weak at best; most people are not buying Romney’s excuse.
This weekend is a big weekend for Mitt in Utah as he tries to save Bob Bennett’s senate seat. I noted the You-tube which was in a blog on this site of Bob Bennett endorsement of Romney in 2008 has been removed from You-Tube. Was it Bennett’s statement about the democrats he was close in Washington to felt Romney was the best man to win against Hillary, or something else on the tape troubling to Mitt Inc.?
An interesting article by Scot Lehigh had an intriguing statement on Romney’s failed 2008 GOP presidential race which ‘blamed’ advisers close to Mitt. Romney is no longer listening to ‘those’ advisers. This is different than the ‘Game Change” authors, which stated Romney needed endless data from his advisers on issues and Romney could not make even simple decisions with out asking for more data, to his advisers dismay. Mitt must not be listening to himself since he was the decision maker in his 2008 campaign. Is Romney taking advice from someone else regarding his campaign this time around, Karl Rove perhaps?
“Game Change” authors on "totally indecisive Romney"
Portions from Scot Lehigh’s article below:
“It's hardly news that Mitt Romney wants to run for president again. By the informal Republican rules, the horse longest in harness usually gets to lead the party charge, even if that mount is as unlikely as a 72-year-old John McCain or a 73-year-old Bob Dole.
So there's ample reason for Mitt, who will be 65 in 2012, to be hungry for the hunt.
But how will he run?
When I encountered Kerry Healey, his friend and former lieutenant governor, at the GOP's state convention in Massachusetts a couple weeks back, she had this to report: "I think he's going to be himself."
With Romney, though, the question arises: Which himself?
There's the Newly Minted Mitt of the 1994 Senate race, the fresh first-time candidate who asserted that he'd be better than his rival Ted Kennedy on gay issues and who betrayed a distinct lack of reverence for GOP patron saint Ronald Reagan.
There's Masterly Manager Mitt, the accomplished Winter Olympics impresario who ran as a moderate for governor in 2002. He was followed ever so quickly by the Amazing Morphing Mitt of presidential campaign fame. That Mitt tacked so hard to starboard that he was soon assailing McCain from the right. In one instance of chutzpah, he brazenly declared that he spoke for "the Republican Wing of the Republican Party."
Another source who was at the table in the 2008 campaign echoes Healey's comments.
Romney has concluded he made a mistake by competing to be the conservatives' favorite on the social issues and thinks he would have done better by focusing on jobs and the economy, this source says.
The person blames several (unnamed) political advisers for pushing Romney along that poorly considered course. Those advisers, he says, no longer have the Mittster's ear.
In search of what the newest Romney might be like, I read his book, "No Apology: The Case for American Greatness." Several Romney admirers had told me it was quite good, and some parts of it are. Unfortunately, other sections are both silly and contrived.”
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