And that was before the world's most outwardly venal man took a hard turn to the right so he could appeal to the base of the GOP.
It would be an intriguing thing if, after waiting a day or two out of respect for the late senator, Romney were to downshift and announce he will be a candidate in the upcoming election to fill Kennedy's vacant Senate seat.
Such an announcement would likely be embraced immediately by the Republicans, who would like almost nothing more than to deny Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada his new, hard-won, 60-vote, filibuster-proof majority. As a self-funding candidate who has already been elected once statewide, Romney has nearly 100 percent name ID. And, in an environment where President Obama seems to be dragging the Democrats down, he would be a serious threat to the Democratic hegemony in Massachusetts's congressional delegation. Meaning Romney likely would win.
There are more than a few fact-free clauses, sentences, and hell, paragraphs in that...uh, paragraph. But let's just get down to the premise:
Running for Senator in the place he dissed as a Presidential Candidate sounds like a SWEEEEEEEEEEEELLLLLLLLLLLLLLL idea, (or as Mittens in reacquiring a mysterious New England accent would say "idear").
Please, please, oh, please go for it Mittens. Not only would you lose (and badly) -- but you'd be finished for 2012.
Leaving the playing field as Palin, Huckabee, and Gingrich (and if Jesus loves us enough Hannity).
How much do they pay this moron at US News?