The Myth of Romney – Tea Party Nation


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The Myth of Romney – Tea Party Nation.

Posted by Judson Phillips

Myths have this habit of hanging around, growing and even be repeated and believed.  Mitt Romney is the center of one of the biggest myths going around.

 What is the myth of Romney?

 The myth of Romney is that he is electable.  It is right up there with the myth he is a conservative. 

 The headlines for today by the Romney friendly media are that Romney one two states.   As always the drive by media does not go into the story the way it should be delved into. 

 Romney won Arizona handily.   He took 47% to Santorum’s 26%, Gingrich’s 16% and Paul’s 8%.  That sounds impressive until you realize the other three did not challenge Romney in Arizona.   Romney had the endorsement of the sitting governor, was not really contested by the other candidates and he still could not break 50% of the vote. 

 In Michigan, even though Romney won, the results can only be called a disaster.  Romney calls Michigan his home state.   He was raised there and his father was a popular governor there.  He went in, as always out spending his opponents.  In this case, he only had one real opponent, Rick Santorum.   Newt Gingrich and Ron Paul both passed on Michigan to concentrate on other contests.  Once again, Romney one but he only won by three percent and while this time his vote total exceeded what he had four years ago, this is the first contest in a while where that has happened.  Even with two candidates basically sitting Michigan out, Romney could only barely break 40%.  Almost 60% of the voters of what is allegedly Romney’s home state do not want him. 

 That says something.

 There is a trend here that even Myth Romney should be able to figure out. 

 When Romney wins he must outspend his opponents five or ten to one and he is depressing the Republican voting base.  If Romney cannot, even with a huge financial lead, draw more voters than he did four years ago in the primary, what is he going to do this fall when he is the one being outspent five to one? 

 It is time for the Republican Party to act.   It is time for the Party hierarchy to sit down with not only the establishment but with Tea Party and conservative activists to find a consensus candidate who can in fact beat Barack Obama this fall. 

 Myth Romney is not that candidate.  He has proven that repeatedly.  The GOP electorate has not really fallen in love with any of the candidates this year.  The closest candidate who has excited the GOP base is Newt Gingrich.  This is because where Gingrich has won, the voter turnout was up.  This is something that will be desperately needed this fall.

 Last week I said that I would support the GOP nominee this fall, even if it was Romney because Obama is simply so bad. 

 I am now rethinking that. 

 Obama must be beat.  I am willing to support almost any Republican who can get in there and beat Obama.  But that is the rub.  I am willing to support almost any Republican who has a chance to beat Obama. 

 Romney has no chance. 

 The Republican Party needs to realize this train is going down the rails and off the cliff.

 If the Republican Party wishes to commit ritual political suicide, why should any conservative activist waste their time playing Doctor Kevorkian to the GOP?

 Meanwhile, perhaps we conservative activists should be asking the GOP, if you don’t want to win, could we borrow your party for a little while?

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