Monday, November 23, 2009

Claremont Conservative Scoops The Forum

The CMC Forum reports that Mitt Romney will be the Res Publica speaker, just as I reported thirteen days ago. (That's called a scoop in the business, ladies and gentleman, and lest they get high and mighty and say that they were just checking their facts, let me just say that they also reported and then retracted that Michael Pollans, of Omnivore Dilemma mistaken fame, would be a speaker.)

I will also be seeing Governor Romney in my capacity as a research assistant with the Claremont Institute on December 5.

As you know, I hail from Massachusetts and I was, and remain, a huge Romney fan on the political campaign trail. I will most certainly be staying up all night and camping out, with air mattress in tow if need be, to get the head table for this event.

Unfortunately for me, though, I'm afraid Romney's political future is far from assured, as these latest polling figures mark the first time that the Governor's public opinion numbers have fallen below 50% with the GOP base.

What can account for his quick fall? In a word: RomneyCare, which unfortunately, is nearly indistinguishable from ObamaCare.


Anonymous said...

While I think most of your blog items are good posts, what is the point of saying that you beat the Forum? Why do you need to show that you beat them?

Charles Johnson said...

Force of habit.

Anonymous said...

You published a rumor, hence your post title having a question mark at the end of it. The Forum published a verified story.

Anonymous said...

I think it means that by posting it first, it makes you better or something.

Kind of like the people who weave in and out of traffic in order to get to the stop light a few seconds faster than everyone else.

Everybody knows those people are better than the rest of us.

Anonymous said...

Just wondering why did u stop responding to this on the CMC forum?

Charles Johnson said...

I would prefer not to grow the Forum's traffic on my back when I gain little from its profits.

Anonymous said...

Would you like to respond to the comments here then?

Why do you comment in the first place if you don't want to increase the cmcforum traffic? What is the line that you don't cross in terms of increasing their traffic? You clearly felt it was okay to comment a couple times.

I'll copy and paste the last comment to save you the trouble:

""it remains a rumor."

What's your beef then? Even you say its a rumor."

Anonymous said...

Still no response?

Charles Johnson said...

Clearly you are incapable of reading. I wrote awhile back that Romney was coming. There was a question mark because I had only one source. Standard journalism is that you get two sources to confirm.