The National  Memo Logo

Smart. Sharp. Funny. Fearless.

Monday, December 09, 2019 {{ new Date().getDay() }}

There are two schools of thought about this campaign. The conservative establishment—including Rupert Murdoch, Jack Welch and the Wall St. Journal—believes that Mitt Romney isn’t a running a very good campaign. The other side sees Mitt as a fatally flawed candidate who, by even remaining competitive, must be running an amazing campaign.

I side with the latter. Mitt is terrible. In a crisis created by the financial class, he’s a financier. In a party that hates health care reform, he’s a health care reform pioneer. In a country of human beings, he’s Mitt Romney. It’s as if the GOP hated fried chicken so much, they nominated Colonel Sanders. The only way he could be more ill suited to be the GOP nominee right now is if it turns out he was born in Kenya.

So what do you think? Is Mitt terrible candidate running a good campaign? Or vice versa? Let us know in the comments along with any sharp tweets we missed.

 

 

 

 

 

Start your day with National Memo Newsletter

Know first.

The opinions that matter. Delivered to your inbox every morning

Screenshot from NewsNation's "Banfield"

Reprinted with permission from DailyKos

I have to confess, I can’t figure Kyle Rittenhouse out. One minute, his lawyers are repeatedly throwing out a Tucker Carlson film crew. The next minute, Rittenhouse is sitting down for an interview with Carlson, and is traveling to Mar-a-Lago to meet Trump.

Keep reading... Show less

While the emergence of yet another troubling coronavirus variant seems abrupt, it was entirely predictable — and fully anticipated here and elsewhere. More than predictable, the mutation of the virus will remain inevitable for so long as it continues to infect millions of human hosts.

Scientists don't yet know for certain whether the new "omicron" variant — so named by the World Health Organization — will prove to be substantially more infectious, transmissible or dangerous than the delta variant that became dominant last year. What they do know, however, is that sooner or later, as COVID-19 continues to spread and change, our prospects for emerging from the pandemic will dim, and millions more will die.

Keep reading... Show less
x
{{ post.roar_specific_data.api_data.analytics }}