The NYT probably will run a 2,000-word analysis on how Mitt Romney “turned it around” in Florida, but all we need to know about that primary is in this paragraph from a piece by Charles Pierce:
…Romney won because he had the most money. And because he had the most money, enough of the Tea Party “base,” which was supposed to hate him like gum disease, decided thusly: What the hell? The important thing is to get the Muslim Kenyan Usurper Negro out of the White House, so this is the horse we have to ride. There were something like 13,000 commercials aired in Florida over the past couple of weeks. Ninety-two percent of them were negative, the overwhelming number of which said negative things about N. Leroy Gingrich, Definer of Civilization’s Rules and Leader (Perhaps) of the Civilizing Forces, on behalf of the man who told us on Tuesday night that we should follow him into the old America of hope and joy and not bumper stickers. That is how you win the Inevitability Primary. You buy Inevitability. It doesn’t come cheaply…
One Randy California guitar solo is worth more than a thousand political campaign speeches:
Newt Gingrich is upset — downright indignant, it seems — because Mitt Romney is “not concerned about the very poor.” Even Jim DeMint is upset with Mittens.
Right. If you believe this, I know some hot new housing developments in Florida you’ll want to invest in.
…Despite all their new-found concern for the middle class and the poor, all three Republicans — Romney, Gingrich, and DeMint — support policies that would substantially undermine safety net programs and result in massive giveaways to upper-income earners and investors, while doing almost nothing for middle- and low-income Americans.