Sunday, June 02, 2013

Nothing fails like failure

By Richard K. Barry

The Hill is reporting that Mitt Romney would like to lend his name and profile to the 2014 election cycle.

Eric Fehrnstrom, a top adviser to Romney’s presidential bid who has remained close to the former Massachusetts governor, said Romney has already received requests from candidates and campaign committees for support.

“I wouldn’t be surprised to see him out on the campaign trail. He's already received a lot of requests to help candidates and party committees, especially on the fundraising side. Even though Mitt has ruled out another run for elective office, he wants to do what he can to help the party grow and become stronger,” he said.

While it would be very easy to be snarky about how much help Romney could actually provide to Republican candidates, there are probably ways in which he could be useful.

Ryan Williams, a spokesman for Romney during his 2012 bid, outlined three ways in which he expects Romney to help the candidates he endorses: “He can help them tap into his network, help them raise resources and help bring attention to their campaigns.”

Okay on the tapping into networks and resources, but would campaigns really want the kind attention he might bring? I'm just asking. He was, after all, a disaster as a campaigner. Let's just call it what it was.

They could always bring him out to say, "Hey, at least I'm not as bad as this guy."

(Cross-posted at Phantom Public.)

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  • I think especially in primaries, Romney is a big plus. For the Republican base voter, Romney is rich therefore noble. And the fact that he lost only helps: he's not responsible for the terrible state of things. But I think the money's the main thing.

    By Anonymous Frank Moraes, at 1:23 PM  

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