In an essential rite of passage for American politicians, Mitt Romney was ushered into the presence of Baroness Thatcher at a Washington think tank last month. If not quite an official anointing, the handshake and chat with so venerable a figure was an unmistakable sign to conservatives that he was “one of us”.
The improbably handsome right-wing governor of left-wing Massachusetts is generating enormous buzz as the conservative with the best chance of beating the independent-minded Senator John McCain for the 2008 Republican nomination.
Probably my favorite quote from the article was:
As governor, Romney has already proved his appeal to swing voters. One party-goer described him as an American Tony Blair. “He’s extremely eloquent with strong convictions. He’s a visionary . . .
I've been a HUGE Tony Blair fan for years. Maybe that's part of why I found myself like Romney so much too.
Also, the article quoted Luara Ingrahm saying of Romney, "he's the man" and it also gave a "shout out" to Evangelicals for Mitt.
Great article and well worth the read