Unfortunately I’ve already used “Mitt Romney Announces His Candidacy for President” as a headline, because if this isn’t as close as you can get without him actually announcing…
The Republican’s are organizing to develop a few alternatives to P.E. BAM’s $1 TRILLION stimulus package. To do this, Republican Whip and conservative dreamboat Eric Cantor is organizing a hearing for Republican economic experts to be interviewed by house members on what their policy ideas are. First up is Mitt Romney, to share his economic expertise and make those of us who hated on him during the primary feel really fucking stupid.
So sayeth Cantor’s deputy Rob Collins:
“Last week, President elect-Obama challenged the House Republicans to help him craft a stimulus bill. We are embracing this challenge and asking as many people as possible to help us create the ideas we need to cut taxes on middle-class taxpayers and small businesses. Gov. Romney as a businessman and former governor has the knowledge to know what our economy needs to ensure we create real long-lasting jobs and make it easier to raise a family in America.”
The fun all takes place this Thursday, with another round of “will Mitt run in 2012” editorials and commentary’s to follow. Again, I need to point out that 2012 is four years from now, and four years ago the candidates were Hillary and Rudy, and Obama was the guy we were hunting in Afghanistan. A lot can happen over the next few years is what I’m saying.
But if things with the economy keep going to way they are (or at least seem to be), and if he doesn’t try out social-consertiving Mike Huckabee, I can’t imagine us having a stronger candidate than Mitt Romney.
UPDATE: Who gets the bigger reception at CPAC 2009, Mitt or Sarah Palin?
UPDATE DEUX: Yeah, this shit’s on!
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