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Opening Arguments

Too late, Mitch

This is news? Did anybody really think there was a chance he would have picked Newt Gingrich or Ron Paul:

Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels today endorsed Mitt Romney for president, becoming the latest high-profile Republican to end his neutrality and urge unity behind his party's likely nominee.

Because he waited so long, his endorsement is essentially meaningless. If he'd spoken up back when Romney still has a worthy-to-be-taken-seriously opponent in Rick Santorum, his endorsement could have made a difference. Of course, that would have meant he had to choose between "conservative" and "not as conservative," which of course he has always been reluctant to do.


Wed, 04/18/2012 - 10:12am

As a Democrat, I have no dog in this fight, but endorsements at this point when Romney is inevitable are worse than pointless. The fact that so many have waited until now to endorse Romney makes it painfully clear they were hoping someone more conservative would be nominated. The support for Romney appears to be a tepid "I guess he'll have to do" sort of thing.

I wish you guys had nominated someone like Perry, Santorum or Bachmann, so at least the race could be between two candidates with starkly different world views. As it is, we'll get two pragmatic centrists, one of whom is pretending to be conservative.

At least we can look forward to some really nasty negative advertising from both sides. I predict mud up the hubcaps. Neither of these guys has much positive he can say about himself.