With a win in the Texas Republican primary election Tuesday, Mitt Romney has clinched a spot in the November championship round. Or, so his corner tells us. Although there are some valid questions about the real delegate count, with Ron Paul having effectively conceded, it may be academic. But confidence in Romney’s victory can be seen in the repugnant spectacle of many of his recent opponents now gathering around to tell us how wonderful a leader Romney will be.
What short memories the electorate must have. Has Gingrich’s dubbing Romney “Obama light” been forgotten so soon? At the beginning of the year, Gingrich insisted that Romney was a “liar,” and a “fundamentally dishonest” tool of Wall Street. Is January so distant that it his warning has disappeared down a memory hole? Now Gingrich reports that Romney is “a lot like Eisenhower,” and “a solid conservative.” (He cannot, by the way, be both.)
A quick Google search for “Santorum criticizes Romney” spits out 2.7 million hits. But now, “Governor Romney is the candidate who will stand up for the conservative principles that we hold dear,” says Santorum.
It seems never to be asked, if his opponents were so wrong when they told us he was a candidate most foul only weeks ago, why we should rely on their fawning enthusiasm for Romney today?