January 6, 2008

MONEY FOLLOWS WINNERS:

Romney dials down expectations hard (Jonathan Martin and Jim VandeHei, Jan 6, 2008, Politico)

Mitt Romney, a dominant favorite in New Hampshire just weeks ago, said Sunday that a "close second" to Arizona Sen. John McCain would be a significant feat on Tuesday.

The almost frantic downsizing of expectations for the former Massachusetts governor came as the candidate and his staff are publicly and privately preparing to explain away what would be a disheartening loss and shift to a last-ditch strategy predicated on his ability to outlast and outspend his rivals, according to sources inside the campaign.


Maverick won't be able to spend all the cash that flows in after a win.

Posted by Orrin Judd at January 6, 2008 10:31 PM
Comments

We shall see. In my opinion, Johnny Mac had two relatively weak debate performances this weekend. Mitt, on the other hand, probably picked up some sympathy votes on Saturday and graciously kicked butt on Sunday. We shall see.

Posted by: ghostcat at January 7, 2008 12:15 AM

GC:

Yes, unless the voters of NH value petulance in which case McCain helped himself Sat night.

Posted by: Rick T. at January 7, 2008 9:20 AM
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