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From “Morning Joe,” my Take on this week’s Republican governor criticism of Mitt Romney’s latest remarks:
A lot of these things might have been better said before the election than now. There’s a confluence, here, of events that’s helping Republicans make the pivot more quickly than they might, which is Governor Romney said these things just as the Republican governors were gathered for their meeting in Las Vegas and a lot of leading national reporters were there to amplify and question them. That’s lucky for the Republicans in the sense that they’re getting the chance to respond, to try to move off in a new direction. But we’ve seen this movie before. It’s very hard for Republicans, after a presidential loss governors of whatever party loses often try to say, “You know what? We’re going to be the voices now. We get it. We’re going to try to move the party in a different direction.” Easy to do when they’re in Las Vegas by coincidence. Very hard now for Bobby Jindal, for other governors around the country to have a megaphone consistently to try to change the direction.
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