January 20th, 2012
Amidst the attempted hit job is a story which, if accurate, is an interesting lens through which to view Romney’s political career.
P.S. On Laura Ingraham’s show this morning, Romney said the following about Gingrich:
“[Gingrich] has a message that he’ll carry,” Romney said. “I think the great difference between the two of us is that he spent the last 30 or 40 years either being an elected official in Washington or being a person that connects people in Washington—a lobbyist, if you will. And I just can’t imagine that the United States of American is going to replace a Washington politician with another Washington politician.”
It’s completely fair to characterize Gingrich as a “Washington politician,” but it’s much less accurate to label Obama as the same. Obama is actually a counter-example of what can happen when you drop a true political outsider into the presidency.
Another way to look at it–which I’m not necessarily endorsing–is that Romney is a hell of a negotiator. Which would be a nice change, wouldn’t it, after “Don’t call my bluff, Eric.”
Obama is a Chicago politician, which might even be worse.