Over the three major elections since the 2008 presidential election, Mitt Romney has a 3-0 record against Barack Obama when it comes to endorsing candidates that Obama has campaigned for personally.
As he builds political capital, Romney is setting himself up to be a formidable opponent in 2012.
So if anyone has video of Romney’s introduction of Scott Brown on Tuesday night, we’d love to post it.
Addendum by Ross
In an attempt to sort through the Massachusetts fallout, Politico offers its list of special election winners and losers:
WINNERS: Romney Inc.
While the former governor and presidential candidate himself was mostly absent from the campaign trail, Romney’s advisers were responsible for the strategic vision and execution that helped propel a little-known state senator to a historic upset victory.
The Romney loyalists, now part of the Boston-based consulting shop The Shawmut Group, crafted a series of memorable ads that underscored Brown’s everyday image, including a spot of him driving an old beat-up pickup that’s already an instant political classic. Romney adviser Eric Fehrnstrom, a former reporter, deserves special kudos for his ad imagery and media management, as do aides Beth Myers, Peter Flaherty and Rob Gray.
Also, great analysis at Romney Wins! Romney Wins! Romney Wins! . . . Sort Of
Finally, Ronald Reagan: “You Can Accomplish Much if you don’t care who gets the credit.”