To an extent your liberal friend is correct.
And sitting here reading FR and listening to a local talk radio show a very random fleeting thought crossed my mind regarding Romney. Romney the ‘wine sipper.’
We must be very careful and understand that the nomination of Romeny is a community organizer’s wet dream. Romney the Wine Sipper, can’t beat the organizer. Today...maybe. By November, I don’t think he could. The community organizer knows very well how to shred someone like Romney to pieces. And if you read any of his speeches lately...he is setting things up for Romney to fall like a bank doing a CRA loan.
Newt on the other-hand is like the neighborhood pitbull. I like Newt and in many ways I do trust him to do the right thing with the long range goal in perspective. What we will need though is a congress to keep him in check, and I think that our Tea Party congress critters...just might be in a decent position to help do that with Newt. As where with Romney, they will continue to be shut out by the GOP elite.
Newt for all his flaws and failings seems more real, more of a person, more dedicated to getting our country back than any of the candidates.
This past year of Occupy movements has set the stage and is tailor-made for Romney to be the 1% stooge to go against Obama. It will allow Obama to fashion himself as a populist against an effete, elite, and out-of-touch rich guy who has profited enormously off the backs of workers with whom he cannot connect or sympathize.
If Romney is the nominee, I will not vote for him and, for the first time in my adult life, will change my affiliation to Independent.
I do not think Obama can win reelection it just is not going to happen. It is just a matter of by what margin the GOP wins. In my view Obama will not crack 220 no matter who the nominee is and he definitely will not win Florida.
Great Post I so agreed!!