Retired Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, ponders Bush v. Gore, the Supreme Court case that decided the 2000 presidential election.
Looking back, O'Connor said, she isn't sure the high court should have ...
Didn’t you write back then that Romney is a businessman, and, therefore, he’s always trying to cut the deal with the potential customers or clients. The customers are always right. Thru the GOP convention, the “customers” were the rabid right activist base of his own party. He said whatever he needed to say to win the nomination (“I was a severely conservative Governor”), and, then, as speculation mounted as to who would be his running mate, he underscored his wooing of the base with the selection of Ryan. Extremely conservative, just what the base and the key opinion makers, like NR, the WSJ, and the Weekly Standard wanted.
Now the customer is the electorate as a whole, and it’s not buying what Romney is selling. He’s about to lose the sale! It’s a big project that will cost Bain millions! Ok, time to change the pitch. He’s now Moderate Mitt from Massachusetts. Mr Fixit. A center-just barely to the right policy wonk.
So: who will be the customer beginning January 20, 2013? The American people or the GOP congress, and those same key right wing opinion makers?
What’s your guess?
Good question, moot as it may be since there’s little chance that Romney is going to be occupying the White House come January 20. But if he did, I’m guessing that his masters will go by the name Koch, Adelson and the rest of these guys. Second in line will be the Republican congress and at a distant third will be the 99 percent of Americans who will never have use for a private car elevator, let alone be able to afford one.