Archive for the ‘Larry Craig’ Category

Craig: Romney Threw Me Under the Bus

October 15, 2007

It’s finally happened. A Republican senator has accused Romney of throwing him under the bus.

I’ve been fascinated with the entrance of the phrase “thrown under the bus” ever since 2003 when I began hearing it around City Hall and on sports radio all the time. Here’s what Larry Craig has to say about Mitt Romney: “He not only threw me under his campaign bus, he backed up and ran over me again.”

From a political perspective, Romney did exactly the right thing. Candidates have to distance themselves from scandal-clouded supporters. Unfortunately for Romney his quick distancing himself from Craig does reinforce the perception of the candidate that he is a bit too slick.

My analyis: Romney did the right thing. But the worst thing a candidate can have is a high profile former supporter badmouthing you on the Today Show.

Watch Gitell’s NECN NewsNight Appearance on Larry Craig

August 31, 2007

Here’s the link to my t.v. appearance on NewsNight with Jim Braude. The other commentators are Dean Barnett of and Kara Miller of the MetroWest Daily News. This is the discussion on the presidential race.

Glenn Greenwald’s got an interesting post about the Right’s reaction to Craig.