Things are rapidly coming to a head in the GOP presidential primary. From the Associated Press:
Fresh off a decisive victory in Illinois, Mitt Romney on Wednesday won critical establishment support from former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush as he looks to unite the Republican Party behind his candidacy.
The son of one president and the brother of another, Bush had stayed out of the race for months. Some party elders publicly had urged him to jump into the race when it looked like Romney was having trouble closing the deal. On Wednesday, a day after Romney won Illinois by 12 points, Bush signaled that was no longer the case.
“Now is the time for Republicans to unite behind Governor Romney and take our message of fiscal conservatism and job creation to all voters this fall,” Bush said in a written statement that suggested the race is all but over. He congratulated the other Republican candidates “for a hard-fought, thoughtful debate and primary season.”
Otherwise, the video clip below is generating much of today’s buzz – a morning interview of Romney senior advisor Eric Fehrnstrom on CNN:
At about the 3:30 mark, Fehrnstrom addresses the tack toward the center that Romney will have to make after the Republican National Convention in Tampa:
“I think you hit a reset button for the fall campaign. Everything changes. It’s almost like an Etch a Sketch. You can kind of shake it up and we start all over again.”
- By Jim Galloway, Political Insider