From The Note:
ABC News’ Rick Klein reports: Former Gov. Mitt Romney is resisting the temptation among potential 2012 candidates to jump into the contentious House race in upstate New York -- but he told reporters in Virginia today that his lack of endorsement is itself something of a statement.
“I have chosen not to endorse the Republican in the 23,” Romney, R-Mass., said while campaigning for GOP gubernatorial candidate Bob McDonnell.
Romney spokesman Eric Fehrnstrom provided a few more details regarding Romney’s thinking: “Mitt Romney is a Republican and he tends to support the Republican candidate in races and when he can't because there are too many differences on the issues, he stays out of the race altogether and that's the course he's following in the New York special election. He doesn't plan to make any endorsement at all.” MORE
That has to be the lamest excuse I ever heard. Mitt Romney is clearly a GOP leadership darling so it is no wonder he won't come flat out against Scozzafava. By not picking either side, Mitt hopes to have his cake and eat it too. I don't think that is going to work.
Mitt can use all the conservative street cred he can get. Since Mitt had to sit out much of the battle against ObamaCare, so as not to remind people about RomneyCare he needs something that would put him back in the game and a Hoffman endorsement could do the trick.
Via: The Note