"Romney visits former President George H.W. Bush"
Bless Bush the Elder. He meant well, was competent, and a patriot, but he was a bit Patrician, que? Plus, he lost one.
Probably not the way to buffer your chances at winning, Mitt. You are running second to a series of Not-Mitts because you are not Tea Party-ish and the GOP is right now more Tea Party-ish. They don't want a seasoned gov't technocrat to fix what's wrong with government. They want someone that will reduce the impact of government on their lives. Less reglation, less taxes, less TSA probulating, less Patriot Act snooping. Less less less. They don't want to hear about the Federal anything for a while. And they want to not hear because they don't NEED to hear. If the big bureaucracy was less damaging they could take their eyes off of it and trust that when they glance back that way there won't be a reason to panic at the out of control mess it made.
You'd win easily if you could capture the, "Elect me cause I know how to get the Feds from sniffing around you and yours and get back to post roads and minting coins. Elect me because the Tea Party has the right idea and I can implement those principles better than anyone and repair all this damage and turn back the tide of gov't intrusion."
De-smogged. - When I was younger, it was not uncommon to peer under the hood of some piece of mid-'70s Detroit iron and see severed-'n'-plugged vacuum lines everywhere, ...
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