Monday, May 2, 2011

David Frum: It's Mitt Romney vs. Tim Pawlenty

David Frum has grouped potential 2012 candidates into 3 categories:

CANDIDATES WHO COULD WIN THE NOMINATION:

Chris Christie
Tim Pawlenty
Paul Ryan
Mitt Romney

CANDIDATES WHO COULD WIN THE ELECTION:

Mitch Daniels
Mike Huckabee
Tim Pawlenty
Mitt Romney

CANDIDATES WHO COULD ACTUALLY DO THE JOB OF PRESIDENT:

Chris Christie
Mitch Daniels
Mike Huckabee
Tim Pawlenty
Mitt Romney

Because Romney and Pawlenty are on ALL 3 lists, he believes these two will end up in the MAIN EVENT. To understand his reasoning, you will need to read the full article here.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Rev, I read this earlier today and thought he made some good points. Thanks for posting it. I think he's wrong that social cons will reject Daniels, though. Not after last week they won't.

-Martha

Revolution 2010 said...

Hi Martha,

Before anyone say's it, I will.

I'm not a fan of Frum and would take his predictions with a grain of salt.

Noelle said...

I would add Mitch Daniels to the list of people who should be in all three groups. He's probably my 2nd choice after Mitt Romney.

Ellie said...

My second too, Noelle. I also think he would make a good second chair for Mitt.

Ann said...

Daniels couldn't win the nomination. Not with Romney running.

Pawlenty was included because next to Romney, he's been doing the leg work needed, but on a lesser scale.