December 27, 2007


Rough Patch on the Slopes (Alec MacGillis, December 27, 2007, Washington Post)

As Romney noted several times during the visit, he and his family used to drive to Pats Peak from their home in the Boston suburbs to teach his sons to ski.

And mingling with Massachusetts folks is a bit complicated for Romney these days. He left the State House early this year, with many of the state's residents feeling aggrieved by the way he turned his focus to a presidential run for the second half of his term. That feeling has grown only stronger since he hit the campaign trail and began casting Massachusetts as a left-wing bastion that he had to try to bring under control, "the most liberal state in the country" as he put it in one of his television advertisements.

Derek Rhodes, an information technology director from North Andover, Mass., said he had noticed how much Romney's positions had shifted rightward since he started running for president, something Rhodes, a Democrat, chalked up to expedience... fooling eacxh person into seeing only the one you prefer them to.

Posted by Orrin Judd at December 27, 2007 8:43 AM
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