November 6, 2007

RESET CAMPAIGN TO DEFAULT POSITIONS:

Religion talk risks loss of faith in Romney (Michael A. Cohen, Nov 6, 2007, Politico)

Mitt Romney has a serious dilemma. On the one hand, he’s clearly an intelligent, telegenic candidate who over the past year has seemingly become conservative enough to win the Republican presidential nomination.

But on the other hand, he’s a Mormon, and with 28 percent of Americans saying they would not vote for a presidential candidate who belongs to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Romney faces a time-bomb-like challenge to his viability as a national candidate. [...]

Indeed, Romney’s best course of action for the time being may be to say nothing at all. It is difficult to imagine that any speech he could deliver on the “Mormon issue” would suitably neutralize the question for Republican voters.


Neither Mitt nor the Mayor can afford for folks to start paying attention to the campaign.

Posted by Orrin Judd at November 6, 2007 10:42 AM
Comments

In about 4-6 weeks, the timing will be perfect for either Thompson or McCain to endorse the other and drop out to campaign for the other. (and give the cash).

Posted by: Bruno at November 6, 2007 11:35 AM

Better they both drop out and give their cash to Huckabee.

Posted by: Genecis at November 6, 2007 12:27 PM

With diehards like OJ McCain isn't dropping out until he has lost the first four primaries and the media doesn't hang on his every word anymore.

Posted by: AWW at November 6, 2007 12:27 PM

Just as long as the media doesn't flatter him into running as an independent with Soros financing. A third part is the only way Hillary will get elected.

Posted by: erp at November 6, 2007 1:10 PM

You don't drop out if you're winning primaries, only if you're losing them.

Posted by: oj at November 6, 2007 4:01 PM

With 28% not voting for Mormons, how does Harry Reid get elected

Posted by: dick at November 6, 2007 6:20 PM

He ain't runnin' for president.

Posted by: oj at November 6, 2007 9:10 PM

I suspect that Harry Reid is a MINO.

I don't know any other Mormons who are so intimately tied to gambling, real estate, and lobbying. And I don't know any others who make public fools of themselves so much.

Posted by: ratbert at November 6, 2007 10:25 PM
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