ABC's John Berman: Sarah Palin Makes Mitt Romney Seem 'More Reasonable' and 'More Secure'
Published: 6/2/2011 11:50 AM ET
Good Morning America correspondent John Berman on Thursday offered a sarcastic take on Sarah Palin's tour, dismissing it as a "magical mystery bus." He also spun a possible 2012 run by Palin as making fellow Republican Mitt Romney appear "more safe, a more secure, a more reasonable candidate."
Anchor George Stephanopoulos introduced this concept by musing, "Maybe [the Romney campaign wants] her in the race after all, John. She gives Romney the perfect foil." Berman described that as "exactly right" and added, " And it might make the former Massachusetts governor, Mitt Romney, seem like a more safe, a more secure, a more reasonable candidate."
Berman speculated about the pitfalls of New Jersey Governor Chris Christie using a helicopter to attend his son's baseball game. He asserted that is was "unclear whether this might dampen calls for Christie to enter the race." (That seems like a bit of a stretch for such a minor controversy.)