Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Establishment choice

When picking candidates for President, it's said that Democrats want to fall in love, and Republicans want to fall in line.  That appears to be the case in Idaho.

Idaho Republicans are in immaculate harmoney with each other and with Republicans nationally.  The national R push to limit collective bargaining rights for teachers?  Check, done.  National R push to limit access to voting for minorities by enacting spurious anti-voter fraud measures?  Check, done.  Restrictive anti-abortion measures? Check, done.  It's easy here, and usually essentially uncontroversial.  Idaho gets it done so fast and easy that it doesn't seem to register as part of the nationwide R agenda to make life miserable for everyone except rich people.  Because, Republicans believe that if you're rich, you deserve it, and if you're poor, you deserve it.  But I digress.

Given the harmonic convergence Idaho Reps have with Reps nationally, this list of Romney supporters should tell you something. 
In addition to Otter and Risch, Romney’s Idaho steering committee includes 2nd District Rep. Mike Simpson, Lt. Gov. Brad Little, Secretary of State Ben Ysursa, state schools Supt. Tom Luna, state Controller Donna Jones, Attorney General Lawrence Wasden, Senate President Pro-Tem Brent Hill, House Speaker Lawerence Denney; Senate Majority Leader Bart Davis and Assistant Majority Leader Chuck Winder; and House Assistant Majority Leader Scott Bedke and caucus chairman Ken Roberts.
Seems unlikely to me that all these leading R lights would line up behind Romney if he isn't the putative Republican candidate for President.

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