Friday, June 3, 2011

Romney’s Running

Mitt Romney made it official:

The former Massachusetts governor, betting that a pitch focused tightly on the economy will resonate with a broad swath of voters, kicked off his second presidential campaign by trumpeting his record as a turnaround specialist in business and as head of the 2002 Winter Olympics. Romney also unleashed a broadside against President Obama, charging that he “has failed America.”

So far, though, it looks like he’s going to have to win over a lot of Republicans to get to take on the president. He’s had more positions on such things as abortion rights, the economy, healthcare, and just about everything else to the point that no one really knows where he stands.

And then there’s the charisma factor. In short, he ain’t got it. As the late Alice Roosevelt Longworth noted about Thomas E. Dewey, another stiff who ran for president back in 1944 and 1948: “He looks like the little man on the top of a wedding cake.”