Romney's Victory in Michigan Leaves Republicans Confused and Desperate

Election '08

The Michigan GOP is so confused they can't even congratulate the right guy, Rudy wears a dress to an evangelical church and asks the folks to pray for him, and Huckabee wants to amend the constitution to reflect his God. OK, the dress part isn't true. .

Last night the GOP in Michigan mistakenly congratulated John McCain for winning the Michigan primary. Sure, they immediately noticed their mistake, but that's a big and stupid mistake, isn't it? Here's the report from Yahoo News:

The Associated Press named Romney the GOP winner when polls closed in Michigan's western Upper Peninsula at 9 p.m. EST.
The first GOP release went out just minutes later and stated, "In a close-fought victory, Senator John McCain succeeded again (in) the Michigan Republican primary, winning over a traditionally unpredictable voter base in Michigan."
Five minutes after that, the party sent a release that said, "In a close-fought victory, native son Governor Mitt Romney won an important contest here tonight."
I'm thinking this confusion is not confined to the GOP in Michigan, but is spread throughout the party, and throughout their slate of Presidential aspirants. That shouldn't be surprising, given the seven years of failure of George Bush and his Republican cohorts. None of these folks wants to run away from George Bush's record, but they rarely mention his name in any way, either positive or negative. They are forced to run with their party doctrine, I suppose, but must do so without acknowledging the record. That's going to make anybody confused.

Rudy is so confused he's asking for prayers. From USAToday:

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