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5 Reasons why Romney's Political Career isn't Dead…….

From Marc Ambinder @ TheAtlantic……

In politics, it’s very easy to predict the future.

Doing it accurately is near impossible.

The entire political establishment suffers from anchor-bias illness: we place way too much importance on the last major event in a series when trying to figure out whether it will bear on the future. Health reform that looks like Mitt Romney’s version in Massachusetts passes Congress? Romney’s political career is over because Republicans are united in opposition to that health care legislation. That’s anchor bias — the same type of bias that consigned the Democratic majority to history the day after Scott Brown won Ted Kennedy’s Senate seat in Massachusetts — the same type of cognitive error that Barney Frank made on the night of Brown’s victory when he said, well, maybe we ought to slow down again. ¬†Human beings are very bad at figuring out how long an effect will last, and very bad at predicting how events they cannot anticipate will influence future probabilities. On this reason alone, we should be wary of assuming that the former Massachusetts governor’s political over is over. Here are four more:


Contrary to Ambinder…Romney ‘s future will be decided by his party and the right…..who will have to decide if they can stomach a past moderate leaning Massachusetts Governor……

March 30, 2010 - Posted by | Blogs, Breaking News, Counterpoints, Government, Healthcare, Media, Men, Other Things, PoliticalDog Calls, Politics, Updates | ,


  1. james b

    Is Romney the Democrats FAVORED opposition in 2012??

    they got EXACTLY who they wanted to face in 2008 with Mccain

    Comment by Timothy Peter Leal | March 30, 2010 | Reply

  2. this is up to the right wing of the GOP…I say again

    Comment by jamesb101 | March 30, 2010 | Reply

  3. Romney is far from right wing

    Right wing means freedom and I havent heard Romney speak much about freedom

    He doesnt even support the right of cancer patients to use medical cannabis.

    Although Obama has shown he likes spitting on sick people as well recently in several Colorado cases

    Comment by Timothy Peter Leal | March 31, 2010 | Reply

  4. Romney has made a deal with the devil. Thats why he looks so good. He likes to sermonize the opposition and scold them like he was some little old lady.

    Being a Mormon does not help him but Obama’s social liberalism cancels that out.

    If the Democrats still hold both houses of Congress he has a chance.

    PS: I would rather vote for Scott Brown for President than him right now.

    We badly need new blood.

    Comment by Manila Calling! | March 31, 2010 | Reply

  5. Brown is gonna have to be a moderate GOPer…just like Romney…they are in Mass. a democratic state….

    Comment by jamesb101 | March 31, 2010 | Reply

  6. James B, Romney ran for President in 2008 for one reason: he KNEW he had zero chance of getting re-elected to the MA Governor’s Mansion in 2006 after 16 years of GOP governors, it was time for new blood and it didn’t help his approval ratings as governor was in the trash.

    Comment by Conservative Democrat | March 31, 2010 | Reply

    • It was McCain’s year to lose!

      Comment by jamesb101 | March 31, 2010 | Reply

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