Don't Let Him Bug You: The Boston Globe is highlighting a portion of a speech by Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney in which he calls for wiretapping mosques. Here's the actual quote from the Republican governor.
"How about people who are in settings -- mosques, for instance -- that may be teaching doctrines of hate and terror," Romney continued. "Are we monitoring that? Are we wiretapping? Are we following what's going on?"I'm not too worried about this "proposal". It sounds like the kind of political misspeak that Romney's campaign team will quickly downplay tomorrow, if not later today. But The Globe is correct in calling him on such a stupid utterance right now.
As most of us know, Romney is considering a run for president in 2008. In preparation, he's trying to beef up his national-security persona.
He was elected as a moderate. But he has lately shifted sharply to the right, much to the dismay of his constituents. I guess he thinks that while Republicans will always ridicule the "Massachusetts Liberal", his becoming a "Massachusetts Conservative" may convince primary voters that he's the right-winger that can win in the Blue states. I'm skeptical.
But it's way too early to be speculating about the 2008 election anyhow, so please disregard this post.