John Kerry might not be an expert on GOP primary politics. But he knows Romney pretty well and, judging from Kerry’s comments this week , he expects to see Romney win the GOP nomination. Charging that Romney is the real flip-flopper, Kerry said, “People are asking the question out there, ‘Who is he, really?’”
Surely Kerry knew that his critique would only endear Romney to the conservatives he’s aggressively courting in the GOP primary. But like many Democrats, Kerry is already preparing for a possible general-election battle with Romney. With that in mind, he’s softening him up for that race this summer. Fundraising success and an organized presence in early states make it easy to see how Romney makes it into the final round.