Although it was obviously not the intention of Dan Nowicki — McCain’s sycophantic assigned reporter at the Arizona Republic — his coverage of Mitt Romney’s visit to the East Valley to spread the McCain gospel to his fellow church members was nothing short of hilarious.
Nowicki writes that the “small crowd” which he generously estimated at 150 who showed up at the Chicago Cubs spring-training stadium was “no doubt depressed by the heavy rain, bitter wind and dangerous driving conditions.” Weather, not nearly as ominous as described, is a convenient excuse. Romney has never been able to turn out an Arizona crowd, regardless of the conditions, even in Mesa, where he should have cachet.
Romney spoke for all of ten minutes extolling McCain’s experience on the world stage and in the senate as a “bipartisan leader.” For conservative Republicans, who know the self identified “maverick” all too well, that translates as a turncoat colluder with the left.
Our post referencing Romney’s visit was much funnier, reminding our readers that brain-dead McCain couldn’t even remember who Romney is. Watch this priceless 2012 campaign video as John McCain actually confuses then-presidential candidate Mitt Romney with Barack Obama. Then remind yourself McCain was four years younger then. The deterioration hasn’t improved with the passage of time.