Most political maneuvering is overt. Mike Pence (R-Indiana) ready to shut down the government if the government gives kids condoms, for instance. President Obama slowly taking more proactive stances in preparation for the 2012 campaign. These strokes are broad, deliberate and usually, without any sort of grace. Which is why I like to note when politicos leaven their partisan jabs with levity or a bit of style (I highlighted Harry Reid’s old school politicking in an earlier post here). Pouring over my morning news, this caught my eye.
Brilliant. Simply brilliant. In case you didn’t know, Mitt Romney is the candidate the White House currently most fears. As a moderate former governor from Massachusetts with business chops, and more money than God, he would present a formidable foe. Hence, the New Hampshire Democrats having some fun at his expense. They even got a cake to celebrate the five-year anniversary of “RomneyCare” in Massachusetts being passed.
“The state Democratic Party will mark the occasion with a press conference in Concord with elected officials and health care advocates to `thank Romney for providing the critical momentum necessary to get President Obama’s vision of health reform through Congress and signed into law,’ according to an NHDP advisory obtained by Granite Status.”
Mitt Romney’s biggest hurdle will be clinching the Republican nomination away from whomever ends up representing the Tea Party. By reminding all the Republicans that he was an early adopter of the dreaded Government takeover of Health Care, the New Hampshire Democrats get to eat cake while twisting the cake knife in Romney’s side. Yumm!