Monday, September 12, 2005

Duke Vs. Mitt

The Boston Herald has an amusing story today about former Governor Mike Dukakis' call for current Governor Mitt Romney to finally let the Commonwealth in on his plans to run for reelection. From the article:

Dukakis said he announced he would seek the presidency in April 1987, just a few months after he had been sworn in for a third term.

"I didn't dance around it," Dukakis said. "There wasn't a lot of mystery about the whole thing."
Dukakis was critical of Romney's many forays out of state.

"I wasn't running around doing events designed to enhance my national stature," Dukakis, who is now teaching at Northeastern University, said. "I don't think it helps to run around the country trashing the state you are governor of at Republican events."
Now, I'll admit that I was not living in Massachusetts in 1987, so others can verify the Duke's claims, but what I will say is that it is a disgrace that Mitt Romney has not made his intentions official -- particularly now that it's less than a year before the GOP Primary. The only commitment he's been willing to make is that he'll make his decision "in the Fall" -- which technically gives him until December 20th.