Prominent political columnist from the Washington Post, E.J. Dinne, Jr. addresses the "sure to be interesting" race for the 2008 GOP presidential nomination in his most recent op/ed piece.
The coming Republican brawl reflects the fact that President Bush will leave office with no obvious heir, and Bushism as a political philosophy has yet to establish itself in the way that Reaganism did.He addresses each candidate and, of Romney, says:
Moreover, the four top candidates in most polls for the GOP's 2008 presidential nomination -- Sen. John McCain, former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani, Gov. Mitt Romney of Massachusetts and former House speaker Newt Gingrich -- all promise very different styles of leadership.
And Romney, his party's most interesting new voice, could be expected to run in part as a problem-solver who worked with Democrats in Massachusetts for a bipartisan approach to health care. This would mean arguing for a break from the bitter partisanship of the Bush Era.Sounds a lot like what Mort Kondracke said just last week and like exactly what D.C. and our country as a whole needs!