Two moderate, big-government Republicans:
...one a bland businessman from an extremely blue state who used his power as governor to implement an expensive, coercive health insurance program...
...the other a controversial pedagogue from a red state who used his power as Speaker of the House to implement welfare reform.
“Romney’s signature achievement was Romneycare, while Gingrich’s signature achievement was welfare reform.” But, last night, I had a thought that tipped the balance in Romney’s favor. Both Romney and Gingrich have betrayed conservatism. But Romney’s betrayals came in a liberal state surrounded by liberals.In the White House, Romney would be surrounded by beltway insiders and the liberal press, comfortably insulated from tea party pressure and red state heat.
How's that gonna play out?