"It profits me but little that a vigilant authority always protects the tranquillity of my pleasures and constantly averts all dangers from my path, without my care or concern, if this same authority is the absolute master of my liberty and my life."

--Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Could It Be That Romney Actually Knows What He's Doing?

The media was briefly enamored with Newt Gingrich, who had taken a lead in Republican primary polls.   Romney took him down with ease.   Same with Rick Santorum.   Romney took him apart.   Could it be that Romney -- who has never really failed in anything in his adult life, working at the highest levels of business and government -- might actually know what he's doing?

Here's a small detail, but telling.   Colorado is a key swing state.   Colorado is also the site of Wednesday night's Presidential primary.   Colorado is also insane about the Denver Broncos, and the most popular Bronco ever is John Elway.   So this sort of attention to detail is important:

Hall of Fame quarterback John Elway endorsed Mitt Romney ahead of Wednesday's presidential debate in Colorado.

“Governor Romney is a proven leader with the experience and background to turn around our struggling economy,” Elway said in a statement. “In these tough economic times, we need a president who understands how to get America working again – by standing on the side of taxpayers and small-business owners who do the real job creating. I am endorsing Governor Romney and Congressman Ryan for President and Vice President because I know having the courage to make decisions and tackle challenges is what leads to results and real change. America needs a comeback team – Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan are that team.” 

Does that mean Romney will win Colorado?   Maybe not.   But that's the sort of thing that could sway a lot of low-information, independent, moderate voters in an important state.   It might be that he actually does know what he's doing.

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