Mitt Romney preps for 2012 with Virginia tour
In another sign that he’s eying a second run for the presidency, Mitt Romney is planning a series of stops in Virginia next week to help Republican candidates running in the commonwealth’s off-year election. Read more.
I’m sorry, but no thanks. For a while after the GOP field narrowed in 2008, I could have supported Mitt Romney over John McCain. Heck I could have supported Mike Huckabee, Rudy Giuliani, Fred Thompson and George Allen over John McCain before the field narrowed. But that’s another story.
But I don’t want to see Mitt Romney as the GOP standard bearer in 2012. Let’s get some fresh faces. Let’s get some fresh ideas. And let’s get some candidates who are more consistent on the issues.
Romney elsewhere in the news…
Romney: Do as I say (today)
Short Fuse, The Boston Globe
Speaking at a National Rifle Association forum, he blasted President Obama’s healthcare plans – proposals that look a good deal like the Massachusetts coverage law Romney helped bring about. Read more.
GOP kingmaker leans toward Mitt Romney
Fred Malek, a heavyweight Republican fundraiser and kingmaker, has singled out former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney as the GOP’s leading contender in the early stages of the 2012 Republican presidential derby. Read more.
Romney is coming in to Virginia next week to lend his support to the GOP ticket for 2009, including Bill Bolling who chaired Romney’s Virginia campaign. I’m glad he wants to help the Republicans retake the Executive Mansion.
I’m just not inclined to want to help him take the White House.