Pundits Spotlight Mitt

Romney's got the best legs, one says; another pities him; third wonders who he's paid off
By Jonas Oransky,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 18, 2008 7:40 PM CST
Republican Presidential, hopeful former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney talks to reporters after a campaign stop in Reno, Nev., Friday, Jan. 18, 2008. (AP Photo/LM Otero)   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Mitt Romney has a big day ahead of him tomorrow, and scribes are considering his fate. Three opinions:

  • The New Republic’s Noam Scheiber says Mitt’s the GOP frontrunner: He only needs to make the final two to be judged the best all-around Republican. Plus, electoral chaos has hurt other hopefuls’ fundraising.

  • The American Prospect’s Ezra Klein is a Romney-hater, but the distaste is “being overwhelmed" by his unease with media scorn for the candidate. The hatred is obvious in their mockery of his jobs pitch, and Klein’s calling foul.
  • Andrew Sullivan has broken conservative ranks to support Obama, but he turns his eye back rightward on news that Mitt’s a big donor to the National Review, which has endorsed him. Sullivan is angry the mag didn’t disclose Romney’s generosity.