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02/08/2008

Mitt's crash? It took a village, Brian

by Jeremy Hooper

Picture 12-37The most outspoken 'mo foe in all of Massachusetts, Brian Camenker (who you might have seen in an old segment that was re-run on last night's episode of "The A Daily Show"), is now taking credit for Mitt Romney's departure from the presidential race. No, we're not joking. Speaking about the reports that he wrote in opposition to Romeny's record, Camenker gives this quote to Peter LaBarbera's Republicans For Family Values site:

It’s quite astonishing that a rag-tag army of truth-tellers was able to take down the most well-funded and best organized political campaign in modern times — which was also in collusion with the “mainstream” conservative movement.

Yes, that would be quite astonishing. That is, if it weren't for the fact that every single writer, pundit, analyst, blogger, and armchair quarterback on both sides of the aisle have been raising questions about Mitt since the idea that he might run for president even scratched our brains! Some of us were pissed that he seemed to have once been a left-leaning moderate, who sold out those ideals to hop on the socially conservative bandwagon. Others, like Camenker, were suspicious that he was still a little too liberal for their liking, with the conservative thing nothing but a ruse. And then there was the great Mormon debate, which directed focus from his campaign from the get go.

And guess what? Everyone had an opinion on these matter! Many of those opinions rang out from platforms and soapboxes that make Brian's own megaphone look like a muffler. So it wasn't a Camenker-headed rag-tag bunch of so-called "pro-family" activists. It was a giant, bipartisan consortium of people who looked at the former Massachusetts governor and said: "Nah, that guy doesn't tickle our pickle."

But then again, Camenker also like to claim that he is "protecting society" by opposing gay rights, when it's fairly obvious that his biased pushes are very much weakening it. Why would we except him to be able to correctly ascertain his role in other socio-political areas?

Departure of ‘Fake Conservative’ Romney from Race is Good News [Republicans For Family Values]

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I think Log Cabin is also taking some credit.

Of course, the fact that they ran ads on TV accusing Romney of being a flip-flopper may have reached more folks and raised more awareness (it got quite a few news stories) than did Camenker's rantings. Just saying.

Posted by: Timothy Kincaid | Feb 8, 2008 5:31:46 PM

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