E.J. Dionne explains how Mitt Romney’s campaign is one part John McCain, one part Michael Dukakis, and one part Richard Nixon, in his new column: “Romney: Winning Votes, Not Love.”
Mitt Romney is grinding his way to the Republican presidential nomination not by winning hearts but by imposing his will on a party that keeps resisting him. He is assembling the peripheral elements of the GOP as his rivals divide the votes of the passionate believers. His campaign is part John McCain, part Michael Dukakis, and part Richard Nixon.