February 14, 2007

BECAUSE THE BEST THE PARTY CAN DO IN AMERICA IS BETTER THAN THE BEST IT CAN DO IN MA:

Some donors ditch Romney for McCain (Casey Ross, 2/14/07, Boston Herald)

On the eve of his official entry into the 2008 presidential race, Mitt Romney came under attack yesterday by Arizona Sen. John McCain, who sought to kill the former governor's momentum by snatching away conservative backers in Massachusetts and Michigan.

McCain operatives flooded reporters' in-boxes yesterday with news of defection from Romney's campaign, ratcheting up the brewing Republican primary battle as Romney begins a five-state announcement tour. Among those throwing their support to McCain are some of Romney's longtime campaign donors in Massachusetts.

"Sen. McCain is the clear choice," said state Rep. Paul Loscocco (R-Holliston), who gave maximum $500 donations to Romney in 2002 and 2003. "As loyalty to the former governor starts to fade, (Republicans) are going to start examining who is the best person to lead as president. A lot of folks are excited about McCain."

Posted by Orrin Judd at February 14, 2007 12:00 AM
Comments

Ditching the guy who's actually been an executive for a guy who chose to be a senatorial preener for years and years, that's a smart move.

The only difference between Kerry and McCain since they returned from Vietnam is that McCain is male.

Posted by: Palmcroft at February 14, 2007 12:26 PM

Romney could best serve his party by winning a Senate seat in MA.

Posted by: at February 14, 2007 1:41 PM

Romney is the only conservative republican executive in the race. I'm amazed he's even considered among the top three at this early date. If he can hang in there until the southern primaries, he will win. McCain is a professional fundraiser, that is all; the South will see him for what he is.

Posted by: Palmcroft at February 14, 2007 2:16 PM

Gee MA Republicans, who epitomize the RINO name, prefer McCain over Romney? What a shock. This helps Romney, not McCain as it reenforces McCain's leader of the RINOs image.

Palmcroft is right - McCain is a senator for life who is (currently) liked by the MSM. This won't last.

Posted by: AWW at February 14, 2007 3:22 PM

Mitt's history is pro-gay and pro-abortion. McCain is the opposite. Who is the conservative?

The obsession with McCain-Feingold warps the mind..

No difference between McCain and Kerry? Really?

Posted by: Bob at February 14, 2007 5:29 PM

He's not and he can't. He's done after losing NH, which a MA pol has to win.

Posted by: oj [TypeKey Profile Page] at February 14, 2007 6:23 PM
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