Skip to comments.How Romney can Supercharge Conservatives
Posted on 05/01/2012 10:44:31 PM PDT by neverdem
Conservatives will be enthusiastic about the 2012 election, but only in a negative way because of grim danger of a second Obama term. Kerry, Gore, and Clinton were crummy politicians, but compared to the quiet malevolence of Obama, those Democrats were Boy Scouts. The problem with conservatives is that since Reagan left office, we have had nothing to vote for; George H. Bush, Bob Dole, George W. Bush, and John McCain treated conservatives like barely tolerated stepchildren.
Will the Republican presidential campaign this time be as condescending and dull? Mitt Romney, almost unnoticed, has done something no other Republican nominee has done before, at least since 1964: Romney has openly described himself as a "conservative" -- indeed, as "severely conservative." Reagan did not do this, and Goldwater really did not, either. They espoused conservative values, but neither man went out of his way to describe himself as a conservative. Romney has also explicitly attacked the media and the "vast left-wing conspiracy" (Ann Coulter reminds us that Romney, for Massachusetts, was conservative.)
Romney's public declarations suggest a candidate who has grasped that America is involved in an ideological civil war and who has determined to take sides. Beyond that, the scornful treatment of Ann Romney by the media may have touched a deep nerve in the otherwise profoundly sedate Romney. The campaign may reveal this Romney more.
But there is one sure way in which Romney could seal the deal with conservatives: if on June 6, 2012, Scott Walker survives his recall election, Romney should choose Walker as his running mate. There would be no clearer way for Romney to signal the direction of his campaign. The Wall Street Journal has called this recall election "the most important non-presidential election of the decade." Conservatives already view the recall election as absolutely...
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Wrong. He was SOCIALIST in MA. What he likes most of ‘his accomplishments’ Romneycare.
He can drop off the ticket. Go away, Willard, and don’t ever come back, you lying, Socialist scumbag.
Do I have to spend my summer telling people that I am not voting Liberal?
That would make a good tag! :-)
You are right. If Scott Walker wins his recall election, which I believe he will, he will become an immediate “super star” in Republican Conservative ranks. He does need the VP slot and should not take it. Meanwhile Mitt Romney has tons of very qualified Conservatives, both men & women to choose a “dynamite” VP candidate.
First things, first, however. I urge all Freepers, Republicans and Conservatives to donate cash to the Scott Walker campaign. Although Mr. Walker has broken all records for fundraising in Wisconsin, his win will change the face of our nation. Walker must and will win, if he is funded to the hilt. The life of “free” America is at stake!!! GO WALKER!!!
Some of these really aren’t contradictions (like how Romney felt at different times in his life about being in the service) but others are honest to God flip flops on general policy.
Neither Reagan or Goldwater “went out of their way to describe themselves as conservative”, because THEY didn’t have to try convince anyone.
Get us all roaring drunk?
I wont hold my breath waiting for him to "do" conservative.
Change his party affiliation to the correct one. The Communist party!
Nothing coming out of the Romney Republican camp passes either the laugh or the smell tests.
No like button.
As looney as Ron Paul is, I am almost ready to support him. He seems to be the only candidate that supports America and it’s people.
I’m sorry but I do not think there is any way that Romney can supercharge me.....Is there a way for you? Sad for America but true. He is unreal....nothing real about the guy....
Pick Sarah for VP
What's this "WE" stuff, RiNO tool? You're out here trying to pump up conservatives to support mega-RiNO Willard the Becoming-God, and you talk about "WE" conservatives?
Bruce Walker can KMA, and so can his master, Bishop Willard.
She'll never touch it, and for the same reason neither you nor she would ever serve your family nine-day-old road kill.
Oh, no, I shouldn't think he's deluding himself .... but he sure is working on us.
Okay, I'll say it -- the guy's a liar.
“How Romney can Supercharge Conservatives”
Drop out of the race, move to St. Helena, and take Obama with him.
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