Thursday, December 22, 2005

Michigan, He's Yours If You Want Him

Sometimes the front page of the Boston Herald is ridiculous, but today it was just perfect:

Boston Herald Cover with headline 'Mitt: I Should've Stayed Home'

Consider me convinced, Mitt, because I think that's something we can both agree on. the article that follows contains portions of a Herald interview with the Governor, where he admits that if he had originally thought about entering politics, he'd have done it in his home state of Michigan and never have moved to Massachusetts. Here's what he has to say about that:
"Running as a Romney in Michigan is golden for a politician. I would have never thought about Massachusetts had I anticipated that politics was going to be in my future," he said.
I know it's been a while since Mitt left Michigan, but maybe he doesn't remember his Mother Lenore Romney's failed Senate campaign (1970), his brother Scott Romney's failure to get out of the GOP primaries in the Attorney General's race (1998), and Scott's ex-wife Ronna Romney's two failed Senate bids (1994 and 1996). Now, it's been a long time since I've been to Michigan, but if that's what passes for gold there, it's no wonder the US auto industry is in trouble.