I just read a really good argument against the conventional wisdom that Romney is the best bet Republicans have to beat Obama. Something I’ve said from the beginning is just flat out wrong. The sad and scary thing is, Romney’s entire campaign is based on this fear and its message that we must “settle” once again for the good of the party and the country.
This “conventional wisdom” comes from the left, and Main Stream Media; which bring up one of my biggest complaints about the Republican Party. Why do they listen to the very people who seek their destruction? It’s just stupid. You morons (Republicans) have fallen for this trick again and again (Dole, McCain). These people are lying to you…
Of course this “conventional wisdom” is also coming from Republicans. More specifically, it’s coming from the establishment Republicans who have a vested interest in the current system.
- OK, let’s take a look at the argument against Romney being the best nominee:
- Wrapping up the Nomination: To wrap up the nomination a candidate needs 1144 delegates. Romney released a statement stating that he needs 48% of the remaining delegates to wrap it up; while Santorum needs 65% and Gingrich 70%. Romney’s 100% correct when he says it’s near impossible for Santorum or Gingrich to pull off those numbers and he’s right. What he doesn’t tell you is that it’s equally impossible for him to pull off the 48%. To do that he has to win EVERY primary after April 1st. EVERY ONE! That includes Texas. It’s not going to happen. We are headed for a brokered convention folks. And no… that’s not as bad as the “conventional wisdom” wants you to believe.
- States Mitt has Lost: Romney has done very poorly in the South, the bastion of the Republican party.
- States Mitt has Won Handily: While these states might be called Romney states, there is also another name for them… Blue States. Romney wins easily in states that have no chance of going Republican in November, even if Romney is the candidate. In Red States that he MUST carry in November, he’s the consistent big loser.
- States Mitt Barely Wins In: Romney pulled out a squeaker in Ohio… by outspending Santorum 12-1; mostly on nasty negative attack ads against his fellow Republican. The same applies to Michigan, his home state. Yes he won, but barely. He should have won it by a landslide.
Ed Collins, the genius behind Reagan’s brilliant 1984 re-election has some insight…
“Romney has almost all the money, all the big endorsements from the Washington and New York insiders, and a well-oiled campaign machine, and yet he’s being beaten by Rick Santorum who has a clipboard and whistle, and by Newt Gingrich who has a podium.”
“A supermajority of the Republican party — about 65 percent at this moment — either don’t want Mitt Romney or are not comfortable with him as their nominee.” And why not? “The consistently tell me the same thing: Mitt talks a conservative game, but he has yet to walk it… The truth is that his policy advisers and campaign staff are filled with moderates who are out of step with the base of the Republican Party.”
“A Romney healthcare adviser, has stated a Romney administration will keep key parts of Obamacare; while Romney himself tells a completely different story. But the Reagan picture Romney paints isn’t backed up with a cast of conservative characters around him that would demonstrate his intent.”
“People are policy” and conservatives have needed that reassurance from Romney for good reason. Romney has flip-flopped on so many key issues so often, he needs not a new Reagan speech but a Reagan team.
Isn’t there another way to say that… hmmmm… Maybe… Romney’s Not Bonafied.
(Much of the source for this post came from this Newsmax article: Ruddy: Romney’s Fuzzy Math Doesn’t Add Up)