July 24, 2004

Romney Kudos?

I could say “even a blind squirrel finds a nut once in a while”, but in this case Romney is doing the right thing for Massachusetts, and hes’s quite deliberate about it.

With bold, creative action, the Republican governor saved the city of Boston — and, in turn, the Democrats gathering within it — from deep, enduring embarrassment at next week’s convention. [Boston.com / Rising above partisanship]

I don’t talk about Romney much, and when I have on this weblog, it’s been negative. But the man in the Governor’s seat deserves some credit, and I will give that to him, for working with the mayor to ensure a safe and successful convention.

There are a lot of reasons I don’t like Romney—not the least being his lack of support in issues important to my region of the state. And perhaps there is a bit of playing to Boston in his recent actions. But he has acted in the interest of the city and of Democrats everywhere, despite how it would help Republicans if the convention looked bad. It’s professional, and it’s an instance where I can say “kudos.” But when you’re done, Mit, maybe you could spend some time thinking about our bridge and commuter rail problems?

Posted by James at July 24, 2004 1:23 AM
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