I think everyone has become so jaded, and so pounded down, they think Romney is going to be another John McCain.
In effect, deliberately sabotaging his own campaign by only being really motivated to beat ... OTHER REPUBLICANS.
McCain really did not want to actually be president. He wanted to beat Republicans. It’s really all he ever does. Beat other Republicans. That’s what he relishes. Being a liberal “maverick” constantly damaging the GOP.
Romney for all his flaws, is profoundly competitive by nature.
He’s been after the presidency now for four full years.
So far, he’s been quite effective. There is simply no reason to believe, he’s not determined to - and capable of - defeating Obama.
And he’s never eaten dogmeat.
That’s a good post — it’s just what I had told my brother (who supported Santorum but likes Romney ok). I said he would pull another McCain, but my brother said similar things to what you did now.