Monday, January 14, 2008

Michigan Republicans Support Mitt Romney, Liberals Support McCain

My prognostication skills have proven uneven at best. I’m still a Romney booster. If fact, the more I learn about Huckabee’s politics and the more I’m reminded of McCain’s record, the more I’m committed to supporting Mitt Romney. I have warmed up considerably to Fred Thompson and Rudy Giuliani as candidates.

The only prediction I will make about the Michigan Primary is that Mitt Romney will soundly defeat McCain among Republican primary voters. McCain will win the liberal vote and depending on how many of them vote in the GOP primary, he may end up “winning” the Republican primary. Why that result would force Romney out of the race escapes me. This is a Republican nominating process, isn’t it? We should not allow liberal mischief force good conservative candidates out of the race while they raise non-conservative candidates to the top.

Go Mitt.

1 comment:

Richard said...

You underestimate Gov. Romney's appeal to liberal voters. He could not have gotten elected to statewide office in Massachusetts without attracting a significant number of liberals to his candidacy.

From a liberal's viewpoint, Sen. McCain has a terrible record on gay rights and abortions rights while Gov. Romney has in the past been a strong supporter of a woman's right to reproductive choice and nondiscrimination against gay and lesbian Americans.

In a 1994 letter to the Log Cabin Club, Gov. Romney wrote, "If we are to achieve the goals we share, we must make equality for gays and lesbians a mainstream concern."

That year he also said that abortion should be ''safe and legal." As a candidate for governor in 2002, he said he would keep the state's abortion rights laws intact and he kept that promise.

That said, most voters in a recession-racked state like Michigan are likely to make their decisions based on economic issues.