“In the technical sense, in the economic definition, he is not a socialist,” the Texas Republican said to a smattering of applause at the Southern Republican Leadership Conference. “He’s a corporatist,” Paul quickly added, meaning the president takes “care of corporations and corporations take over and run the country.” – Wall Street Journal
At the SRLC, Mitt Romney beat Ron Paul by one vote.
Still, he’ll have to tighten his health care message down to get past the pack who will be dogging him. However, he’s still the one to beat.
However, if the economy keeps turning upwards, with fingers crossed, it opens the field for others, because that’s Mr. Romney’s strongest card.
From the New York Times has a piece for tomorrow focusing on Romneycare v. Obamacare:
“I keep on scratching my head,” Mr. Obama said at a fund-raising reception in Boston. “I say, ‘Boy, this Massachusetts thing, who designed that?’ ”
In response, Mr. Romney is reminding audiences that Mr. Obama has cast the Republicans as the “party of no,” devoid of ideas. “And yet,” Mr. Romney said in Bedford, “he’s saying that I was the guy that came up with the idea for what he did. He can’t have it both ways.”
He added, “If ever again somewhere down the road I would be debating him, I would be happy to take credit for his accomplishment.”
It comes down to whether the establishment or the Tea Party wins the day. Oh, and whether that woman that unites the Republican insiders and the lefties decides to run, with a lot of people still not sure about Sarah Palin, which will take some convincing to change.
It’s a long way to 2012.