Hiller Instinct: Romney announces presidential run
The Hiller Instinct: Hiller Instinct: Romney announces presidential run
How appropriate that Romney linked his announcement with Henry Ford and the automobile, since the American auto industry is struggling, and Romney is the fourth wheel in the GOP Presidential derby.
A summary of national polls shows Rudy Giuliani is in the driver's seat, John McCain is riding shotgun, Newt Gingrich is in the third seat and Romney’s flat in fourth.
Romney always looks great physically, but politically, he doesn't look so good compared to his rivals.
Even though Giuliani hasn't announced yet, he already has a national reputation for inspirational leadership after 9/11. Romney can't match that.
And while McCain and Romney are already mixing it up over supporters, there's no mix-up when it comes to legislative and foreign policy experience: McCain has more of both.
Romney has campaigned with Giuliani and McCain before. Perhaps he should campaign for one of them, as their number two.
Romney is positively vice-presidential timber.
He'd quickly make Republicans forget the current Vice President. Unlike Dick Cheney, Romney would rather be at any news conference than an undisclosed location.
The GOP V.P. before Cheney was Dan Quayle, whom Romney clearly out-classes.
Quayle, you may recall, prompted a student to misspell the word "potato." With two degrees from Harvard, Romney would never have that problem.
Romney's run could make him a running mate. Just imagine it's 2008, and the GOP nominee offers him the second spot. Given a chance to be in the national spotlight, I think he grabs it. What do you think? That he says, "No thanks, I'd rather be home in Massachusetts."
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