Monday, January 23, 2012

Republican Elites Want Smoke-Filled Room Instead of "Democratized" Primaries

From the truth is stranger than fiction file comes this Real Clear Politics piece on an Andrea Mitchell report:
"'I talked to a top Romney adviser tonight who said, 'Look, if Mitt Romney cannot win in Florida then we're going to have to try to reinvent the smoke-filled room which has been democratized by all these primaries. And we're going to have try to come with someone as an alternative to Newt Gingrich who could be Jeb Bush, Mitch Daniels, someone.' Because there is such a desperation by the so-called party elites, but that's exactly what Gingrich is playing against,' Andrea Mitchell said on NBC tonight after the debate."
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The process is too democratic for them. They need to make sure they, not the voters, make the selection. You couldn't sell a novel based on this thesis, and here it is in real life. Republican insiders are trying to figure out how to derail the "democratized" primaries and get back to the "smoke-filled room".


MAX Redline said...

Hey - Portland's a trend-setter; not only for Oregon, but the nation. Denying a vote is old hat, here.

T. D. said...

Ain't it the truth, Max. You keep highlighting how they are so miffed that people want to vote on issues like lightrail extension. They can run, but not hide.