Mitt Romney Takes Political Action


1205509777We’ve been worried about how Mitt Romney will ever pay back that $42.3 million loan he gave his presidential campaign. Would he make like Kevin Federline and start doing commercials mocking his fall from grace? The former governor hopes that John McCain will call him in for an interview, but his chances at the vice presidency aren’t good.

Instead of waiting around for a miracle, rumor has it that Romney’s going to make his own work.

The Atlantic’s Marc Ambinder reports that Mitt wants to start his own political action committee. (Link via Wonkette.)

“We’re thinking about what new entity can be created to allow Governor Romney to remain politically active so he can raise money and campaign for Republicans, and advocate for the issues he cares about,” Eric Fehnrstrom, Romney’s long-time aide, said in an e-mail message.

“You can also expect Governor Romney to be very busy in the remainder of this year campaigning for Republican candidates up and down the ticket, starting at the top with Senator McCain.”

If you can’t beat ’em, and you can’t join ’em, might as well advocate for ’em. Makes sense to us.