Since when does one apologize for winning?
Foxnews ran this rather odd headline:
I read the article. Nowhere in it does Romney “defend” his win. He explains his take on it, which pretty much mirrors mine, if the other candidates thought they could win in Iowa, they would have participated moreso than they did. However, the bottom line is Fox is implying by nature of the wording of their headline that Romney has done something he should be ashamed of or something. My take is a little different.
A win is a win is a win.
Now, I don’t think this is some preamble for a Romney sweep of the primaries. His problems will come later in the larger, less conservative states such as New Jersey and Florida. Romney did however make one statement I could not agree with at all:
“If you can’t compete in the heartland, if you can’t compete in Iowa in August, how are you going to compete in January when the caucuses are held, and how are you going to compete in November of ’08?”
Not sure where he got his math, but due to rapidly increasing populations everywhere BUT the Heartland, nothing is farther from the truth. He can sweep Kansas, Iowa, Nebraska, the Dakotas, and still not even touch what Florida, New York, New Jersey, OR California can in one state. Building momentum in the Heartland is an enviable plan given the position Romney’s in. However, that momentum can come to a screeching halt when the big states come into play.
However, if just for one day, a win is a win is a win and never hurts anything.