Writing on the wall

Not that the Spectator has a clue, but this is interesting:

Some former Romney aides were behind the recent leaks to media, including CNN, that Governor Sarah Palin was a “diva” and was going off message intentionally. The former and current Romney supporters further are pushing Romney supporters for key Republican jobs, including head of the Republican National Committee.

Hm….posturing for 2012 is already well under way.


A neat voting story

Great story out of central Texas.

Amanda Jones, 109, the daughter of a man born into slavery, has lived a life long enough to touch three centuries. And after voting consistently as a Democrat for 70 years, she has voted early for the country’s first black presidential nominee.

The middle child of 13, Jones, who is African American, is part of a family that has lived in Republican-leaning Bastrop County for five generations. The family has remained a fixture in Cedar Creek and other parts of the county, even when its members had to eat at segregated barbecue dives and walk through the back door while white customers walked through the front, said Amanda Jones’ 68-year-old daughter, Joyce Jones.

May we all be voting at 109.

The loss of a maverick

Ezra Klein on the irony of McCain’s impending loss:

It’s easy enough to imagine an alternate election where every voter in America knew of McCain’s accomplishments, and they were deployed to make Obama’s record seem small indeed. That may have worked, or it may have failed. But if Obama began this cycle as a leader without much of a record of leadership, McCain ended it as a leader who’d disavowed his own history of achievement. A leader who chose to stop leading. That he will lose as a generic Republican, rather than as John McCain, is an odd outcome indeed.

Multiple Choice Mitt still drawing ire on the right

It seems the wingnut caucus isn’t fond of his criticisms of Palin.

Recently, an influential conservative blogger (name withheld) outlined for me the reasons why the Romney 2008 campaign faltered.  One factor was the ”go nuclear” approach the campaign took with the competing GOP candidates.  The Romney campaign angered supporters of the other candidates to such a degree that their second choice for nominee was, “anyone but Romney”.

I had expected that the CEO of the SLC Olympics had learned from the mistakes of his campaign, but history seems to be repeating itself.  Romney has never ceased his campaign for President of the United States and although he has campaigned hard for John McCain, it appears as if this display of teamwork has been entirely for self-promoting reasons.  Romney and his supporters are now targeting their only serious 2012 challenger, Governor Sarah Palin.