Monday, December 24, 2007
DOES ROMNEY BELIEVE IN SANTA CLAUS?
The Concord (NH) Monitor has come out with anti-endorsement for former governor of nearby Massachusetts, Mitt Romney. The paper noted that Romney switched positions on stem cell research, abortion rights, and emergency contraception. The Monitor stated, “If a candidate is a phony, we assure ourselves and the rest of the world. Mitt Romney is such a candidate.” Other New Hampshire papers, including the state’s major paper, the New Hampshire Union, have come out in favor of John McCain.
Still another story, damaging to Romney’s campaign in New Hampshire, has leaked out. Speaking to kindergarten children in Amherst, NH, the former governor said he had always believed in Santa Claus and in the spirit of Christmas. However, a former aide said that while he was stuck in Boston traffic while Christmas shopping in 1994, he said, “Christmas! Bah, humbug!”
A campaign advisor told us that, while it is true that Romney spoke those words, he was being ironic and merely quoting Charles Dickens’ classic story.