So Romney has quit the race. He has seemingly given up one of the highest aspirations of Mormonism. It has not been central doctrine, but it gets a wink of the eye endorsement to those anointed as their premier politicians. Romney’s first political meeting when he entered the race the first time was with Church Elders. However his third trip was waylaid by Gov Jeb Bush’s entry into the circle.
They met in Utah in the last week. What was discussed? I’m sure the major topics were not the weather or football. My guess? They were playing the game of who had the most cash from donors to run a primary campaign. Romney lost.
Last night Jeb Bush met with Gov Chris Christie, and I’m sure again they were not throwing bean bags. If the Florida Gov again showed a strong financial hand, then this theory would mean Christie drops out in the Spring, the start of real campaigning.
We’re dealing with big egos here so there has to be some kind of compensation for these two Republican heavyweights to forego Presidential ambitions. This would most likely come in the form of a cabinet post. Take your pick: VP, AG, SS, Sec of Commerce, Sec of Labor, Sec of Housing(Romney’s father’s old post), etc. The trade would be close enough to win a cigar.
Left out of all such political conjecturing, of which I am guilty today, is pushing these candidates to a real reality, not appearing much in the news. For political junkies this postulating without knowing is a favorite pastime. Here’s what we are not hearing. Who would any candidate, R or D, appoint to the Supreme Court? Domestic and Foreign Policy pales in the face of this power of the Presidency. Perhaps more on this in another post.