**Book winner update below**
“I think there are at least 3 tickets out of New Hampshire.” – Jon Huntsman on CNN
…and Mr. Huntsman got that ticket by coming in third.
–original post below–
Mitt Romney is the now the only candidate that a majority of conservative and moderate/liberal Republicans nationwide see as an “acceptable” GOP nominee for president. Conservative Republicans are more likely to say Romney would be an acceptable nominee than either Newt Gingrich or Rick Santorum. – Gallup
In honor of the Gallup poll above, I bring you the Democratic response to Mitt Romney’s possible nomination below.
An assist goes to Newt Gingrich, who is likely to be held accountable for lengthening the assault and drilling down to the organic Romney candidacy challenges in the age of Occupy. Rush Limbaugh has already started on him.
Meanwhile, Newt Gingrich is unleashing an offensive “pro-abortion” Mitt Romney ad in South Carolina, where the gutter is high water territory.
There is also more bad news for Mitt Romney and his job creating bragging rights. Glenn Kessler gives him 3 Pinocchios on his claim of creating 100,000 jobs, calling it “untenable.”
What’s interesting is Newt’s Bain Capital attack seems to also be registering with Republicans who are developing a political patter and marketing strategy to preemptively prepare for a Romney nomination.
Post 2008, capitalism needs its strong defenders–but its defenders need also to be its constructive critics. The Tea Party was right. What’s needed is a critique of Big Government above all, but also of Big Business and Big Finance and Big Labor (and Big Education and Big Media and all the rest)–and especially a critique of all those occasions when one or more of these institutions conspire against the common good. What’s needed is a willingness to put Main Street (at least slightly) ahead of Wall Street, and a reform agenda for capitalism that strengthens it, alongside an even more dramatic reform agenda for government that limits it.
Now for the fun stuff. Before the Iowa caucuses I ran a Call Iowa contest. It’s time to announce the winner. The person who came closest to calling Iowa is “newdealdem1.” Looks like your niece is going to get the book.
BUT… BUT… BUT… [update] “newdealdem1″ has decided to pass her win to the next closest person, who is… “guyski”! Congratulations! Her niece will still get the book, but she’s going to buy it for her. Here’s what she wrote to me:
I am truly stunned and so happy! First, I haven’t won anything since I was a kid and won a picnic basket in one of those Italian-American feasts in NY. LOL
Thank you, Taylor.
Now on to the win. I would like to “donate” my win to the next person who came closest to calling Iowa. I so love your book that I want more people to read it. I am going to purchase your book for my niece as I feel so strongly that young women like my niece need to be cognizant of the things you say in it.
So, Taylor, let the next closest person be the lucky recipient of your book. The more people read your book (even if that person is a guy – and this is crucial for men to read as well), the better.
I have the greatest readers around. Thanks so much “newdealdem1.”