AP reports Romney's thinking about running for president again.
Sometimes, Boston's cab drivers are telling the truth; the credit card machines don't work - and it's not their fault.
According to (Boston's own) Charles Pierce of Esquire, the Romney for President campaign shut off staffers' credit cards in the middle of the night on Tuesday, leaving the Boston crew scrambling for money.
During the final presidential debate, Romney boasted that MA is a leader in education and number one in the country.
MR. ROMNEY: — just about education, because I’m — I’m so proud of the state that I had the chance to be governor of. We have, every two years, tests that look at how well our kids are doing. Fourth graders and eighth graders are tested in English and math. While I was governor, I was proud that our fourth graders came out number one of all 50 states in English and then also in math, and our eighth graders number one in English and also in math — first time one state had been number one in all four measures."
It is true that MA is the birthplace of public education, something Romney would gladly claim if he could. Our schools also receive one of the highest rates of funding from the federal government and spends more per student than other states. As such, our schools were number one before Mitt and after. One of the main reasons for MA’s success was its investment in early chilhood education, which Romney cut as soon as he became Governor.
In addition, something that Mitt did not claim but happened on his watch was the Unz initiative, which made bilingual education illegal and widened the opportunity Gap.
Massachusetts sure came up a lot in the debate tonight. Some history to go with the references:
When Romney got his binder full of women (and why he had nothing to do with it).
Who is Crazy Khazei?
August 25, 2011
For nearly a month, Democratic Senate candidate Alan Khazei has been mocked by a “CrazyKhazei’’ Twitter account that pretends to represent his voice and offers sometimes-nasty statements about the news of the day.
Want Governor Romney back? We didn't think so.
Voters in Massachusetts know better than anyone else what a Romney presidency would look like—and we need to let the rest of the country know how terrible it would be.
That's why we're joining with other Massachusetts progressive groups TODAY for a rally to show that Romney was a failure as governor and we certainly don't want him in charge of the country.
Can you join us THIS MORNING at 11:15 on the steps of the State House on Beacon Street to stand up and say that Mitt Romney was wrong for Massachusetts and he is wrong for America?
Mitt v. Mitt, The story of two men trapped in one body.
alt to video.
As Mitt Romney has taken to the national public stage as a contender for the Republican presidential nomination, Deval Patrick's administration has been asked many times to provide e-mails from Romney's time as governor. The catch: they can't find any to hand out.
Then a 14 year old teenager, Lisa Allen came forward Wednesday to tell her side of the story when Republican candidate for US Congress former police officer Sgt Jeff Perry, failed to protect Ms. Allen from Officer Scott Flanagan who performed an illegal strip-search of her. Police officers are entrusted to, and take an oath to, serve and protect. Ms. Allen said Officer Perry protected Officer Flanagan but not her. Ms Allen went further and said Perry "should not be in a position of power."
Guy who's supposedly a rap star (Ed. note: What the hell do I know?) reveals he was the guy in the tete-a-Mitt on that plane, and says Romney grabbed him first.
Guy objected to Mitt telling him to put his seat upright for takeoff. In economy. No, it wasn't Kevin Smith.
No, not Bill Weld, silly. Mitt Romney, who, you may recall, sold his Belmont house awhile back.
That darn tax-and-spender! Lance explains how the court case that started it all was launched in 2003 by the Romney administration's Revenue Department - not by Deval Patrick:
... [T]he next time Mitt Romney runs for president, he should be asked over and over again from Keene to Laconia why he wanted to impose a Massachusetts sales tax on New Hampshire businesses.
Aw, our own Mittster is already running for president again.
The Outraged Liberal ponders Romney taking a different tack in 2012 to outflank hard righters like Palin and Huckabee:
... Could we be witnessing yet another metamorphosis, with Romney blooming as new (pretty) face and voice of the "pragmatic" wing that is expected to emerge? ...
Jay Fitzgerald doesn't doubt it for a second:
... Of course there'll be another metamorphosis -- and another and another. When Mitt finally develops a consistent message, we'll know he's not running anymore.
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