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The thinking conservatives make their endorsement

December 11, 2007 04:49 PM

As I was telling a liberal Democrat friend (yes, I have them) earlier today, all the thinking conservatives are lining up against Huckabee.

And today, National Review makes their endorsement:

National Review Dec. 31, 2007 Cover: Mitt Romney for President

The endorsement editorial is here.  The conclusion:

More than the other primary candidates, Romney has President Bush’s virtues and avoids his flaws. His moral positions, and his instincts on taxes and foreign policy, are the same. But he is less inclined to federal activism, less tolerant of overspending, better able to defend conservative positions in debate, and more likely to demand performance from his subordinates.

I have found myself arriving at a very similar conclusion over the past few weeks.  Too bad Ohioans' votes will come too late to matter. 

Comments

March 4th too late?

Not necessarily. It might just be getting interesting, that or hopelessly deadlocked.

Mark McNally   ·  December 11, 2007 05:13 PM

So, Mitt's frequent flip-flops on just about every major issue doesn't concern you?

An interested observer   ·  December 11, 2007 06:26 PM

Interested observer,

As the endorsement editorial points out, Romney is a well-rounded conservative. The only other well-rounded conservative in the race is Thompson, and his campaign is a train wreck. None of the other candidates are in the right position now on the economy, foreign policy and social issues. He's in the right place on all three of those, which is (1) the right place to be and (2) what we need to actually win.

He's not the perfect candidate, but there is no one out there who is better, as far as I can tell.

NBS   ·  December 12, 2007 09:10 AM

Too bad he looks, and acts, like a car salesman.

His nomination will be a guarantee for a Demo win.

jackscrow   ·  December 18, 2007 12:46 AM

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