March 6, 2009

THOUGH RUNNING FOR GOVERNOR OF MICHIGAN MAKES MORE SENSE...:

Mitt Vs. Harry Reid? (David S. Bernstein, 2/06/09, The Phoenix)

[T]he American Future Fund -- which was started by some of Romney's former campaign people after he dropped out, has turned its sights on attacking Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid back in his home state of Nevada.

The GOP is aching to defeat Reid, or at least give him a real challenge, in his 2010 re-election. But all of their prospective nominees have been fading; their most likely candidate at this point is former congressman Jon Porter, who lost his own re-election bid this past November. The Republican Lieutenant Governor, who also wants to run, has recently been indicted.

Where oh where might they find a candidate who can run a serious, high-profile, multi-million-dollar campaign against one of the three most powerful Democrats in the country?

Hint: Mormonism is an asset in Nevada. (Reid is Mormon, in fact.)

Romney, you might recall, campaigned hard in Nevada and won the caucuses there, helping to blunt his loss in South Carolina. The genius of running against Reid is that, win or lose, Romney becomes a hero to the GOP just for taking it on.


...this is exactly the sort of thing he needs to do.

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Posted by Orrin Judd at March 6, 2009 7:31 AM
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