The Irresistible Force of Anti-Romneyism

September 26, 2011 7:50 a.m.

Should we be surprised that there is a deafening, on-going groundswell of at least some sort of demand for a ill-tempered, half-term, extremely rotund 50%-50% popularity Governor of New Jersey to get into the presidential race? I’d say, yes. Very much so. But it focuses attention on something that is right out in the open, visible to all but somehow strangely unidentified: the overwhelming gravitational force of anti-Romneyism.After all, why did Rick Perry get into the presidential race? The fact he published a book like Fed Up this year makes it extremely clear that he had no intention of running for president until quite recently. But that inexorable gravitational force was irresistible, almost like a black hole, though that breaks down the analogy somewhat. For lack of a better word let’s call it Romney Gravity.

Now that Perry has revealed himself to conservatives with an unexpectedly Fred Thompsonesque lack of vigor, it’s focusing on Christie again. Christie — very wisely if you ask me — still seems to be saying ‘no way.’

So assuming Christie doesn’t reconsider, who does the gets sucked into the vortex next?

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