I haven’t posted much. I’m traveling the country, helping out various candidates.

Right now, it is fair to say that the Democrats are expanding the field almost everywhere, and resources — money, volunteers, etc — are getting scarce on the GOP. So I was not pleased to see this from The Fix:

The RGA — through its independent expenditure arm — is spending nearly $900,000 on ads touting Lt. Gov. Kerry Healey (R) — ads that indirectly seek to shore up Romney’s legacy in the state.

This race is lost. Use this stuff where it will matter, not to play CYA. Want more evidence? The Fix also tells us:

… the RGA recently registered a political action committee in the Granite State with the intent of backing candidates on the “state and local level,” according to the filing with the New Hampshire Secretary of State.

If the RGA spends money in New Hampshire it would be even more evidence of Romney looking out for his 2008 interests. The latest independent poll in the race showed Gov. John Lynch (D) with a 69 percent to 16 percent edge over Republican Jim Coburn.

As one of the leaders of our party, Mitt Romney has a job. Elect more governors. Not use the RGA’s money to elect state legislators in NH or waste it in lost races. How about helping Mark Green in WI or Topinka in IL? How about Pawlenty — a probable McCain supporter — in MN or Saxton in OR? Zillions for lost causes demonstrates that Romney is more interested in 2008 than being the leader of our party and fighting for it.


3 Comments

Alabama for McCain » Shame on Gov. Romney · October 8, 2006 at 5:05 PM

[…] EyeOn08.com has a brief analysis on Romney’s use of RGA money. AlabamaforMcCain briefly commented on this Friday. […]

eyeon08.com » WSJ says: Romney hurts Healey. Healey agrees · October 24, 2006 at 8:04 AM

[…] eyeon08.com Watching the 2008 pre-election « Putting 2006 before 2008 […]

eyeon08.com » Was the RGA what it was cracked up to be? · November 29, 2006 at 8:14 AM

[…] Now why would Romney spend money in the early state of Michigan? This whole narrative is reminiscent of earlier criticisms made of Romney that he misspent money to help his 2008 Presidential run. Even the GOP candidate for governor there said that the intervention hurt her. […]

Comments are closed.

Related Posts

European Parliament

The timing of TTIP

I wrote a piece on the current politics of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), the EU-US trade deal, with a colleague of mine from Hill+Knowlton’s Belgium office. It is mostly just a review. Read more…

Career

I joined Hill+Knowlton Strategies

POLITICO Influence reports on my new job: ALSO FIRST IN PI… Hill+Knowlton Strategies added Soren Dayton, an experienced digital communications and public affairs strategist, as a senior vice president. Dayton comes from Prism Public Affairs Read more…

India

On net neutrality

The net neutrality debate has picked up in India based on “zero-rating” or the idea that a service could be provided where the user didn’t pay for the data. I have long wondered how organizations Read more…