I am so borrowing this.
"Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience." - C. S. Lewis
All who doubt the truth of Lewis's warning might watch the video of the President's recent remarks at the National Prayer Breakfast. There, Obama arrogantly misappropriated Jesus's spiritual challenge to individuals, claiming those words as validating and authorizing abusive use of coercive power by himself and his cronies to "take" from some in order to buy votes and accumulate more power to themselves--all in the name of "helping" the beneficiaries of such unconstitutional "takings."
Hear Samuel Adams:
"Is it now high time for the people of this country to explicitly declare whether they will be free men or slaves. It is an important question which ought to be decided. It concerns more than anything in this life. The salvation of our souls is interested in this event. For wherever tyranny is established, immorality of every kind comes in like a torrent, it is in the interest of tyrants to reduce the people to ignorance and vice. - Samuel Adams
If Romney is the forced GOP candidate, and if liberty is to be rescued from the jaws of the "progressive tyranny" which is now being inflicted upon Americans in the name of "taking care" of them, then someone who is articulate and quick minded must either stay in the race, or emerge, who can and will prepare the minds of voters prior to November. That person seems to be Gingrich at this point.
Romney does not connect, because ordinary common-sense Americans do not hear a man who seems to have spent time studying and absorbing the ideas of Jefferson and the other Founders, and they're too smart to fall for another McCain.
It is the power of ideas which will convince enough citizens to vote against the great "benefactor-in-chief." "Jobs" are critical and important, but it is the essential ideas of freedom in all its dimensions, as laid out by America's Founders which bring about the conditions for job creation.
Changing faces in the White House is not enough.