A friend who worked for Ronald Reagan in New Hampshire in 1980 told us recently that Mitt Romney reminds him more and more of the George H.W. Bush who sat on his hands while Reagan ran rings around him. And the friend’s observation was before last week’s refusal by Romney to go one-on-one with Newt Gingrich.
How fitting that Romney has now been endorsed by the elder Bush, whose own bland rhetoric and play-it-safe campaign were knocked for a loop by the bold colors and strong conservative philosophy of the Gipper. One wonders whether the Iron Curtain would have fallen if Bush’s “kinder, gentler conservatism’’ had defeated Reagan’s “peace through strength’’ in 1980.
Romney has in his corner, in Bush One, a one-term President who lost that office when he broke his pledge to the American people. And if that weren’t enough of a reminder of that link, Romney is being supported in New Hampshire by the Greggs and Sununus. more
And Rick Perry is too close to the son.
I swear they are clones...