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Friday, January 14, 2005

Romney and the Presidency

It is clear that Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney plans to run for president in 2008.

This forecast is not based on his following in his father's footsteps. Nor on his being a red-state governor of a blue state.

No, the sure sign is that he is proposing that the legislature adopt the death penalty. The death penalty establishes the hard-line bona fides that a presidential candidate needs these days to win. Look at Bush, Kerry, Clinton, etc., all proponents of the death penalty.

So, Romney's campaign for capital punishment is the opening gun in his presidential bid.

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