Interesting profile of Brian Schweitzer in the New York Times magazine this week. Overall, definitely a positive piece about Schweitzer in particular, and Western Democrats in general, but one section gave me pause:
Schweitzer remains an iconoclast; he says he supported John McCain’s presidential bid in 2000, though he has since soured on McCain because of the way he has courted the religious right, and he says he is now intrigued by the possibility of a presidential run by Mitt Romney, the Republican governor of Massachusetts, in 2008. “If he gets the nomination, I might support him,” Schweitzer told me.
I know that Schweitzer wants to cultivate an image of independence, and I can forgive the support for McCain, as a lot of people I respect were taken in by his media-created independent image, but Mitt Romney?