Hysterical. Apparently Romney's problem is that he isn't doing a good enough job connecting himself to Reagan's ideas, especially on immigration. You know, since Reagan never gave "amnesty" to illegal immigrants or anything. Oh wait- yeah, he did. The entire column is kind of amusing if only because you can see how desperately he's trying to salvage Romney's candidacy.
The most amusing quotes refer to the changed dynamic that Obama has brought about, and why McCain has less of a chance against Obama than Romney:
It will be difficult for a long-time D.C. insider like Senator McCain to stop Obama.
And this blanket unsupported assertion:
And most importantly, a commander-in-chief who understands the threats abroad and who can win the right to succeed the president and extend the determination of George W. Bush to prevail. Yes, Senator McCain understands the war, but it is very doubtful that he can beat Obama.
Apparently this means that the candidate with the strongest negative ratings has a better chance of beating Obama than the candidate with the strongest positive ratings. Apparently it's Romney the Dems fear most, not McCain. And apparently in Hewitt's eyes McCain is the candidate of the GOP establishment and Romney is the candidate of the GOP grassroots and independents. Hewitt implicitly realizes that last night proved this will be a "change" election; to suddenly suggest that Romney fits the bill of the "change" candidate and Huckabee and McCain do not is just utterly silly.
Frankly I have no idea if McCain - or anyone - could beat Obama. As I told a friend last night, every time Obama speaks, he makes me smile- and I don't agree with him on much of anything of substance.
But to suggest that Romney poses a bigger threat to Obama than McCain shows just how delusional the GOP establishment has become.