An odd moment during Mitt Romney’s address to supporters tonight: Romney promises to govern in the tradition of Ronald Reagan, George Herbert Walker Bush and Teddy Roosevelt. I’ve heard him and others lay claim to the Reagan legacy before, but by bringing George H.W. Bush into the picture, Romney is smacking down President George W. Bush pretty hard and with very little subtlety. Yet, Romney is depending more and more on pro-Bush Republicans in his campaign for the nomination. What’s up?
— Scott Paul