Jonah Goldberg and the problem with Romney nostalgia:
In 2007, when President Obama announced that he was running for president, he did it in Springfield, Ill., to highlight his supposed connection to Abraham Lincoln. He brought in his biggest fans to cheer him on. When George W. Bush announced in 1999, he did it in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. The Bush campaign, likewise, brought in a big crowd of supporters. John Kerry announced in Patriot’s Point, S.C., in 2003, amid a sea of American flags, war veterans, and an aircraft carrier in the background.
And where was Mitt Romney when he announced on Friday that he was thinking of another run in 2016? He, too, was talking to his base: about 30 deep-pocketed donors in New York City. “Tell your friends,” he said.
You know how superhero flicks often have an extra scene after the credits to hint at what the sequel will be like? Well, this would be the perfect end to the movie Romney 2012.
The problem is that “Romney for president” is now an art-house film thinking it’s a blockbuster franchise and that there’s a huge market for another sequel. There’s not.
Read the whole thing.
#Romney2016: This time he means that he means it.— Stephen Green (@VodkaPundit) January 14, 2015