It’s always good to hear from Senator Sam, the principled, conservative Republican, especially when he’s taking the charlatan Willard Mittens Romney to task.
As I noted earlier, Romney said on “Fox & Friends” this morning that Dole was “probably the last person I would have wanted write a letter for me.” He added: “I think there are a lot of folks who tend to think that maybe John McCain’s race is a bit like Bob Dole’s race. That it’s the guy who’s next in line, the inevitable choice.”
Smart move, considering that Kansas is voting today. Best way to win? Attack a former and beloved Senator. Smooth with a capital smooth. Sam Brownback struck back:
“I was disappointed to see Governor Romney’s desperate attack on Senator Bob Dole, a great Kansan and an American hero,” Brownback says in a statement issued by McCain’s campaign. “Governor Romney’s campaign is fading and this outburst is the latest in a long series of contradictory statements that remind us of his confused political views. I call on Governor Romney to apologize for his disrespectful comments.”
Take that, Mittens! Apologize. Stop attacking war heroes. Where were you during the war? That’s right, in France eating brie. Ha ha, Mittens! You also lost West Virginia to Huckabee. Even West Virginian John Cole is celebrating.
Mitt Romney is unwise to burn bridges like he does. He’s got negatives as high as Hillary Clinton, so when he tries to go negative, it inevitably backfires. There’s no way that he’s the second choice of either McCain or Huckabee supporters. He’s spent a fortune attacking his rivals. If this thing goes to the convention, supporters of candidates other than Oven Mitt will rally around anyone but him. Congratulations, Willard. It couldn’t happen to a slimier guy.
Hat Tip: Billy Valentine at Race 4 2008.