Mitt v Mitt in the 19th Century

Well it could not have been a great weekend for Mitt Romney, who finds himself under attack from both right and left. Up in New Hampshire the influential Union Leader endorsed the surging Newt Gingrich, making it quite clear that Romney just is not quite their cup of tea. How about editorial page editor Andrew Cline saying that Romney would be a better fit in the “19th century”. Ouch.

Obviously one endorsement will not allow Gingrich to whittle the Romney margin in New Hampshire, but a series of Union Leader attacks over time may begin to hurt the Romney brand in the Granite State. If Romney is the “corporate candidate” then the company logo just got sprayed with mud.

The Democratic National Committee, not wanting to leave the Mitt bashing to only Republicans, have piled on with a new ad and website. They continue to highlight some of the more notable of the Romney “flip-flops” on issues likely to disturb both left and right. I didn’t notice any DNC ads or websites taking on Newt Gingrich, which tells us all we need to know about who the President would prefer to run against. So Newt seems to be a candidate already building consensus. He is favored by the left and the right. Can Newt stand the prosperity? If history is a guide the answer will be no.

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3 Responses to Mitt v Mitt in the 19th Century

  1. Jules Gordon says:

    Your Honor,

    I asked this question of you in an earlier post.

    Are you looking forward to 4 more years of a Barak Obama presidency?



  2. Bill Manzi says:


    I assume that you think it possible by the question. For today I think the President will win. If the Republicans nominate Gingrich Obama will win in a walk. As to looking forward to it I refer you to the Republican field, and ask: What is your alternative? Herman Cain?



  3. Jules Gordon says:

    Congratulation, Your Honor, you completely avoided and answer.

    Now you know Herman Cain won’t be the Nominee.

    I prefer Newt. I would look forward to a Gingrich-Obama debate. So we agree on the players.

    Therefore I’ll ask again; Are you, Bill Manzi Jr, looking forward to 4 more years of a Barak Obama presidency.

    Yes or No would be nice.

    I would judge from your earlier answer that you would NOT look forward to an Obama win.



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