January 17, 2008

BEATING A RETREAT TO HARRY REID COUNTRY:

Romney skips S.C., bets on Nevada (Jonathan Martin and Lisa Lerer, Jan 17, 2008, Politico)

Just a day after his big win in Michigan, Mitt Romney ceded South Carolina to his rivals.

A devastating demonstration of weakness.

Posted by Orrin Judd at January 17, 2008 7:11 AM
Comments

...as opposed to Iowa, where competing in a state he couldn't win was stupid

Posted by: Fugate at January 17, 2008 8:11 AM

That was gutless. I think he just shot his foot off. McCain was doing well, but a spirited fight there by Romney was crucial.

Posted by: Ali Choudhury at January 17, 2008 8:27 AM

Better to remain silent and be thought stupid than speak and remove all doubt.

Posted by: Vic Havens at January 17, 2008 11:54 AM

Exactly. Had he skipped IA, won NH as every MA pol does and then MI where he has favorite son status then he'd be poised to win SC and run the table.

Posted by: oj at January 17, 2008 11:56 AM

Which of the Republicans has the most delegates as of today?

Posted by: h-man at January 17, 2008 4:26 PM

The Convention is today?

Posted by: oj at January 17, 2008 8:05 PM
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