Last night I was up late to see how Idaho’s education laws would turn out. I wound up watching Mitt’s concession speech. I was tremendously impressed. All campaign folks have been weakly trying to tie Romney to Reagan and somehow equate them. That comparison hadn’t held up until last night. I was 17 when Reagan went to the White House and bitterly disappointed that I had to wait until 1984 to vote for him.
When he took the dais last night Romney finally channeled the Gipper. Calm. Clear. Concise. Optimistic. Graceful and gracious. Conciliatory but forward looking. A Leader not a reactionary.
If the Mitt Romney who conceded had run? He’d be President right now.