Romney’s Groundhog Day?
The Hiller Instinct: Romney’s Groundhog Day?
When you're wrong, you should just admit it.
And I was apparently very wrong about the Republican race for president.
"Hi, there, how you guys doing?" Mitt Romney said in Wisconsin to voters.
Once again we're told Romney’s on the verge of wrapping it up in Wisconsin tonight, just as he was on the verge in Florida, Michigan and Illinois. But this time is supposed to be different, because this time the conservatives will be with him:
"He's going to be an excellent candidate. And I think the chances are overwhelming that he will be our nominee," Sen. Mitch McConnell said.
“On Tuesday we're going to pick the next president of the United States," U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan said.
Maybe. Maybe not. Because Rick Santorum, who's all that stands between Romney and the nomination, apparently didn't get the memo the race is over:
“A fraction of the establishment behind him and all of the endorsements, and all of the inevitability and all of the phony math, uh yet, here we are," Santorum said.
Yes, we are again...waiting again for Romney to--finally--seal the deal. To me, it's just like the movie “Groundhog Day”, starring Bill Murray:
"I'm reliving the same day over and over," Murray’s character said in the movie.
But Murray says I'm wrong:
Hiller asked Murray: “Do you ever think the Republican race is like ‘Groundhog Day’--that Mitt Romney wakes up every morning and this he has it wrapped up and then he doesn't?”
“’Groundhog Day’ was an inspired piece of writing and film making… it's not as good a ‘Groundhog Day’. It's not well written, it's not as smart, it's not as edifying, it's not as interesting," Murray said.
I stand corrected. And just in case Mitt Romney doesn't end it tonight--he can try again later this month--in the Pennsylvania primary.
Pennsylvania--may I point out--is not only Rick Santorum's home state, it's also the home of Punxsutawney Phil, the father of all Groundhog Days.
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