The American Spectator : Ethanol Strategery
Romney, the would-be conservative, came out with this: "I support the subsidy of ethanol. I believe it's an important part of our energy solution in this country." Again, Romney's words could easily have come from Barack Obama.
...Indeed, Romney did Pawlenty quite a favor by coming out for ethanol subsidies, a position that is anathema to the GOP base in most of the nation. Romney's view is anti-free market, non-conservative, and little more than obvious pandering to Iowans who want to put their hands in the rest of the nation's pockets. This particular contrast should be used to great benefit by Pawlenty outside the Corn Belt.