Mitt Romney, meet George W. Bush

Excerpts of the speech Mitt Romney plans to give Wednesday night indicate that the former governor will be making at least one boldly counterintuitive argument.

Published September 3, 2008 8:00PM (EDT)

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney will be addressing the faithful at the Republican Convention here tonight, and some excerpts of his speech have already been released. A couple lines jumped out at me immediately:

We need change all right -- change from a liberal Washington to a conservative Washington! We have a prescription for every American who wants change in Washington -- throw out the big government liberals and elect John McCain.

Remind me -- who's the president right now?

By Alex Koppelman

Alex Koppelman is a staff writer for Salon.

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