Wednesday, May 21, 2008

John Harwood (& Clacker) On Mitt Romney For VP

Everyone is just positively buzzing about this VP story.

That's not the purpose of this post.

The purpose of this post is to point out that John Harwood just told Chris Matthews that (we're paraphrasing here): McCain's reputation for straight talk would be imperiled by putting Mitt Romney on the ticket.

And then Harwood ticked off the times during the Republican Primary that McCain claimed Romney was full of sh*t.

Well, Romney is full of sh*t. And his selection as VP would imperil McCain's straight talk narrative.

Remember, the "Hey, I'm business savvy!" message that won Romney the Michigan Primary was Mitt 4.0 (at least).

There were 18 months of "other" Romney messages before that. And all of them, including business savvy Romney, had healthy doses of "panderer" and "flip-flopper" baked in the message.

And absolutely everyone knows it.

That's a little straight talk. About someone who has very little to do with straight talk.

Get it?