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Wednesday, December 14, 2011

"Newt Romney"

Carl Wicklander writes:

When pressed by moderator George Stephanopoulos on places where he and Gingrich disagree, Romney sputtered before finally spitting out how they disagree over a lunar colony . . . and vaguely about capital gains taxes.

The answer Romney chose was certainly an obscure one. Of all the topics that ought to distinguish the establishment candidate from the conservative insurgent one might expect something more relevant than a lunar colony.

Romney’s pause was also telling. His partisans might claim that the former governor was surprised by such a quick follow-up – Stephanopoulos interrupted Romney in order to press the issue – but the pause also shows that even Romney must know that there’s no substantive difference between them. As we get closer to voting time we should probably expect to see more ads emphasizing the personal differences between Romney and Gingrich.

Wes Messamore,
Editor in Chief, THL
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