OK, not that Adam Smith. Rather, it’s Adam Smith of the St. Petersburg Times. Smith wrote a piece yesterday calling Governor Romney “a proven turnaround artist who may well be the GOP’s best hope.” Smith also echoed a common EFM refrain when he wrote that “presidential primaries are ultimately about comparative shopping” and not about a search for a political messiah.
Two other notable quotes also emerged from the article:
“When you’re running against candidates who are known to 100 percent of Republicans and only 20 percent to 25 percent of the people are supporting them, then you’ve got a great chance of taking it,” said U.S. Sen. Jim DeMint of South Carolina, a Romney supporter.
“He is the only candidate who can claim to be a true agent of change from either party,” said Sally Bradshaw, Jeb Bush’s top political adviser who is working with Romney. “Everybody would admit that it’s a challenging atmosphere for Republicans this cycle. That’s why Mitt Romney is the right choice.”