Saturday 25 February 2017

Mark McKinnon: 'Mr Invincible' facing fight to convince true conservatives

Mark McKinnon in Washington

Mitt Romney's presidential campaign looks to be gathering pace. But he has also been giving his doubters and opponents some serious ammunition.

For a short time after the votes were counted in Florida last week, Mr Romney appeared to be the runaway Republican frontrunner, with a huge primary victory and likely to quickly wrap up his party's nomination for president.

But in the space of 24 hours, he morphed instead into a hobbled and defective candidate, likely to have to slog it out for several more months before stumbling forward to the general election in a substantially crippled fashion.

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