December 1, 2006

THE BOYS ON THE BUS:

As Governors Meet, McCain Comes Calling (ADAM NAGOURNEY, 12/01/06, NY Times)

As Mr. Romney gamely presided over the morning session of the meeting, Mr. McCain commandeered a room at the Doral Resort for eight hours of meetings with nine Republican governors, including Gov.-elect Charlie Crist of Florida, according to Republicans familiar with his schedule.

On Thursday evening, many of those at the conference were bused to an elaborate reception, courtesy of Mr. McCain, at a resort hotel in Miami Lakes. Somehow, no reception rooms were available for him here.

Mr. Romney has hoped, like George W. Bush in 2000 and Bob Dole in 1996, to use the overwhelming support of the Republican governors as a springboard to the presidential nomination. Mr. McCain served notice with his incursion that Mr. Romney could not take them for granted.

Posted by Orrin Judd at December 1, 2006 10:08 AM
Comments

One would think that the annointed one in the hierarchical party wouldn't have to jet around the country trying to head off challengers.

Posted by: Jim in Chicago at December 1, 2006 10:29 AM
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