February 21, 2007

THE NON-STARTER:

Faltering in polls, Romney takes to airwaves: TV commercials in N.H., Iowa bring candidate up close (Lisa Wangsness, February 21, 2007, Boston Globe)

Mitt Romney, behind in early New Hampshire polls but flush with campaign cash, will launch a television commercial in New Hampshire and Iowa today, becoming the first major presidential candidate to take to the airwaves in those early battleground states.

Titled "Unplugged," the commercial was shot in a stripped-down style with hand-held digital video cameras during his announcement tour last week, giving viewers the illusion of having an up-close view of the candidate.

"I believe the American people are overtaxed and the government is overfed," Romney says in the ad, speaking before a flag-draped stage, as his audience breaks into cheers. "I believe we're spending too much money, and that's got to stop. I believe our laws ought to be written by the people and not by unelected judges."


He's not going to make up for unpopularity by shoveling pabulum. He ought to at least make a bid to be the candidate of ideas.

Posted by Orrin Judd at February 21, 2007 9:46 AM
Comments

"Faltering in the polls" - yeah polls almost 2 years out are decisive.

The Boston Globe has been anti-Romney since he took over the governor's office. Their effort has increased considerably since it became known he was seeking the presidency.

Is Romney perfect? No. But as McCain continues to morph into the Bob Dole of '96 Romney won't be looking bad in comparison.

Posted by: AWW at February 21, 2007 1:41 PM
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