One of the few things that even the most intense liberal will admit the GOP does well is maintaining a unified front.
Sure, there's infighting, but Republicans usually keep it within the family and enact a strict all-around discipline, especially between their rank and file -- and their presidential candidates.
Well, until now. ...
Earlier this week, Mitt Romney's campaign confirmed the presumptive GOP presidential nominee was indeed against a tax credit for wind power companies that was set to expire at the end of this year. In fact, the tax credit was up for an extra year of extension as part of a business-tax package in the Senate Finance Committee.
So, what's the problem?
Despite being loved in a blue state, wind farms are predominately located in red states and provide J-O-B-S. Republicans on the committee delayed the vote, but late on Thursday many sided with Democrats and voted to extend the tax credit another year.
It's really the first clash between Mitt and fellow GOP members since he nailed down the nomination. It's probably a good thing and brings attention to an actual policy issue. Though, we do think it is kind of telling that Mitt's first disagreement with the others in his party is about wind -- the most-boring alternative-energy platform.
Ugh, well at least it's something.
"Wind Beneath My Wings" by Bette Midler
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