Monday, January 9, 2012
Has Willard Wobbled?
We interrupt this Mitt Romney coronation to bring you... Bill Daley wanting to spend more time with his family.
You know, if we were Willard, we might be relieved that a Daley heading back to the City of the Big Shoulders is dominating the news for a bit. Because Mitt just stepped in it for the first time since he tried to bet Rick Perry $10,000 on the individual mandate: He's made a comment about liking to fire people.
To be fair, it appears that Romney was referring to insurance vendors. But nobody will remember that. Instead, the remark will play into Jon Stewart's brilliant assertion that Romney "looks like everyone who ever fired your dad."
Okay, so we're not in New Hampshire and it's snowing here in the Washington, D.C. area and people out in America probably have their minds on other things. But you can be sure that folks up in the Granite State are watching and listening. And cutie-pie Jon Huntsman, sigh, has jumped all over Willard for this stupid remark.
Hmmmm..... 1) a strong Sunday debate performance, 2) an opening provided by a privileged, thoughtless front-runner, 3) in a state that's famous for taking people down a peg? We cats are thinking our Republican crush-guy just might surprise tomorrow.
(PHOTO: We agree that Huntsman's campaign sign looks like a bad imitation of the Tommy Hilfiger logo. But, sigh again. Maybe Guy Pearce will play Jon in the movie?)