Thom Tillis, who will say and do anything to get elected and who has been caught saying terrible things when he thought he was talking only to tea party insiders, has found the perfect BFF to help him raise some campaign cash: a guy with a demonstrated record of saying and doing anything to get elected and who has been caught saying terrible things when he thought he was talking only to tea party insiders.
Mitt Romney is scheduled to attend a fundraiser Tuesday evening for U.S. Senate candidate Thom Tillis in Charlotte.
Romney’s visit is a high-profile boost for Tillis’ campaign. The Republican House speaker is struggling to raise money to keep pace with Democratic incumbent Kay Hagan as he continues to preside over a prolonged legislative session in which his own Republican caucus is pushing back on his priorities.
It's perfect! They're birds of a feather! They spout the tea party line when it's convenient. Let the hugging begin!
Democrats are using Romney’s visit to put a spotlight on Tillis’ stance on the minimum wage. In May, Romney diverged from many in his party to support a wage hike.
Tillis has called the President Barack Obama’s proposal to increase the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour by 2015 a “dangerous idea.” He further suggested the minimum wage was an “artificial threshold.”
“Hopefully Mitt Romney, who supports a minimum wage hike, can knock some sense into him,” said Ben Ray, a spokesman for Forward North Carolina, a Democratic group working to elect Hagan.
I doubt that Romney is the right guy to "knock some sense" into anyone, but he will surely give Tillis some advice on feinting toward the center, denying your record and lying about your opponent to get votes.