'Lunging to the right ...,' Part II:
Kerry Healey does indeed have a Republican running against her in the GOP primary: Mitt. ... So Kerry has had to distance herself from him on abortion
and stem cells
and gay adoptions
-- all in one week and all because he's using Massachusetts social issues as quicky resume enhancers. The trick for Healey is not to come across as performing a reverse pander to the far left on the social issues. ... P.S. - She also can't criticize Mitt too much. She's not entitled to be his heir apparent. Perhaps Mitt will calm down in a month or two after he's gone over his presidential check list, realizing that helping a fellow Republican win election might be perceived as the classy thing to do. He might also cynically realize that a fellow Republican in the corner office, with a small army of door knockers and stamp lickers, could be useful to him in New Hampshire. ...