Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Mitt spends like a Boston politician, gets results like the Big Dig

From Marc Ambinder: "Romney's Major Florida Advantage"

Mitt Romney's had an 8 to 1 television ad advantage in Florida... part of the reason why he's made the competitive. Heck, most of the reason he's made the race competitive has been his ads.
According to Neilsen, he's run 4,475 ads compared to John McCain's 470 through 1/22.
McCain did not run a single ad until January; Romney ran more ads in September than McCain has run to date.
At 9 p.m. EST and half the votes counted, it looks like McCain may pull out a win in the Sunshine State.

This just in (9:26pm) - Florida is called for McCain. He's officially the GOP frontrunner now.

And this - Time: "Giuliani plans to endorse McCain"

More - A bitter Michael Graham declares "It's all over": "So it is over. Finished. In November, we'll be sending out our most liberal, least trustworthy candidate vs. to take on Hillary Clinton-perhaps not more liberal than Barack Obama, but certainly far less trustworthy."

Yikes, really? True, McCain hasn't been the scion of conservatives, but does that mean that I have to support the alternatives? Giuliani has run a feckless campaign, Huckabee is an Iowa flash-in-the-pan, and I simply can't get behind my former governor Mitt Romney. He was the driving force behind the liberty-stripping forced health care program in Massachusetts and on issues large and small he's flipped with the polls. Final straw: he put his dog on the roof of his car for a trip to Ontario. Don't like him, won't vote for him.


Richie Rich said...

True, Romney has spent a lot. He just needs to be able to match McCain in the dishonest ad category.

Anonymous said...

At least Rudy G went out like he came in, as a total assclown. His Florida bye-bye speech referred to "the party of Lincoln and Reagan and Bush."

Isn't that like calling the New York Yankees "the team of Babe Ruth and Mickey Mantle and Felix Escalona"?

Anonymous said...

Wow, what an unfair comparison! Do those stooges include the fawning, doey eyed coverage of McCain. The repeated hit pieces on Romney ? I don't think so!

Anonymous said...

Breaking: Silky Pony is OUT! Long live the pony!

Anonymous said...

Hey genius Viking Pundit. Romney outspent McCain 8 to 1 in Florida. I guess you are excluding the free media coverage McCain has had for the last eight years or so. For Romney to come within 5 points of the media darling McCain is very impressive. Stick to the Amazing Race, would you.

Brian said...

Best case scenario: Fred Thompson as VP.

I am sick that I will have to vote for McCain come November. However, once he gets the nomination, all of a sudden the NY Times and Washington Post will stop the puff pieces and remind everyone he is 72 years old and survived cancer. And, look for the 3 part front page stories on new, breakthrough studies how mental acuity severely falls off at the age of 71.

Anonymous said...

Take a deep breath, ladies. You're all "a-twitter" & your panties are showing.

This thing is w-a-y from over.

Anonymous said...

At least once a day, you fellows should take a moment to pause and say, "Thank you, George W. Bush. Thank you for restoring moral fiber to the White House. Thank you for embodying the ideals of conservatism. Thank you for your honorable service to this country, which has ensured its future.

In particular, its immediate future."