Monday, December 19, 2011

Mark Kirk's nuanced endorsement

Illinois Sen. Mark Kirk wants Mitt Romney to win, but not too easily.

"I'm one of those people, also, that thinks that tough primaries make good general election candidacies.

I don't really agree with clearing the field.

I think if the Republican primary is a long-waged battle between Speaker Gingrich and Mitt Romney, it actually means the Republican candidate will be stronger, because the country will talk about Republican issues -- especially fiscal conservatism -- for many more months than would otherwise happen."

That's a strange sentiment to express on Fox News the same day he endorses Romney.