Saturday, May 9, 2009

Steele explains why Romney lost

Michael Steele guest-hosted Bill Bennett's radio program on May 8th, and... well... is this the type of analysis an RNC Chief should be providing?

After a caller says he believes Mitt Romney could have taken Obama down in a general, Steele says the cycle was too tough, and oh, btw, here are Romney's weaknesses laid on a silver (make it gold) platter.

Think Progress:

STEELE: Yeah, but let me ask you. Ok, Jay, I’m there with you. But remember, it was the base that rejected Mitt because of his switch on pro-life, from pro-choice to pro-life. It was the base that rejected Mitt because it had issues with Mormonism. It was the base that rejected Mitch, Mitt, because they thought he was back and forth and waffling on those very economic issues you’re talking about. So, I mean, I hear what you’re saying, but before we even got to a primary vote, the base had made very clear they had issues with Mitt because if they didn’t, he would have defeated John McCain in those primaries in which he lost.

Trenchant analysis, but again, the RNC chief? Maybe this is why there were those rumors that Mitt was putting his golden eggs in the Mike Duncan basket.