Skip to comments.How Romney Can Win the Presidency - This Week
Posted on 06/18/2012 6:01:00 AM PDT by Kaslin
Obama is perhaps the most divisive President in modern U.S. history. The country is in severe economic crisis -- history books will someday call this the Obama Great Depression. Yet our President doesnt see fit to deal with the economy in general. He doesnt make big announcements to save Americans in general. He doesnt have a plan to create jobs for all Americans. Because for Obama it isn't about America...or the economy...or jobs. It's all about cold, hard, heartless politics.
Obama sees politics as divided by race. Everything he does is about division. Obama divides rich vs. poor (with his Buffett bill and proposed massive tax hikes on the rich), black vs. white (with his Trayvon comments), gay vs. straight (with his gay marriage announcement), women vs. men (with his demand that women receive free contraception from private insurers). And Obamas newest minority of the month announcement was Fridays policy aimed at illegal immigrants, particularly young Latinos.
Undocumented young immigrants will no longer face deportation under Obama. This cynical ploy comes only days before both Obama and Romney will be addressing one of the most important and high profile Latino organizations in the country -- the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials conference in Orlando.
To Obama this isnt about saving the U.S. economy or restoring Americas place as the greatest nation in the world. Its about pure cynical politics. Its about doing anything, saying anything, offering any bribe in order to be re-elected. He desperately needs the next four years to finish what he started -- the destruction of capitalism, the demonization of the wealthy, the capitulation of the private sector.
But two can play at this game. In the interest of full disclosure, I am the Chairman of the Libertarian National Campaign Committee. This isn't an endorsement. I am making a recommendation as a political pundit, analyst, and strategist only. With that revelation out of the way, here is my unsolicited advice to Mr. Romney for how you put the election away this week. If Presidential politics is a chess game, then its time to checkmate Obama. And the perfect place to do that is in Orlando at the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials conference.
Obama believes he has checked Romney with Latino voters with his latest announcement. He will walk on the stage in Orlando to a thunderous heros welcome. He will discuss how Latino youth brought illegally to this country, through no fault of their own, will no longer have to lie awake at night fearing deportation to a strange country they no longer recognize. And he we will receive a standing ovation.
Mitt Romney must walk onto that same stage and upstage Obama. This is the place and time for the announcement of the year. Mitt Romney coolly steps up to the microphone and says, Its time for a Latino to join a Presidential ticket. Its time for the fastest growing group in America to have a seat at the table of power. To have a voice in the White House. Today right here right now Im going to change the game forever. Today you get your seat at the table. Today we change American politics forever. Ladies and gentleman, allow me to introduce my Vice Presidential running mate United States Senator Marco Rubio." Marco walks out to embrace Mitt Romney while the crowd stands, screams, and cheers! Tears stream down cheeks.
Obamas announcement is instantly forgotten. It is an afterthought. The news media changes the headlines for tomorrows papers. Its no longer about Obamas love affair with the Latino community. Its no longer about adulation for Obamas new immigration policy. The headlines tonight on the evening news tomorrow in the newspapers for weeks on the Internet are about Romney picking the first Latino Vice Presidential running mate in history.
Obama is out of the news. Obama has been upstaged in front of one of his most important groups of supporters. No matter what Obama says that day or any other day to Latinos Marco Rubio is the elephant in the room of U.S. politics.
Obama is fast losing his grip on the Presidency and he knows it. Obamas lead is slipping with Latinos, blacks, Jews, women -- as the Obama economy worsens and the jobs picture darkens, every group in this country is losing faith in Obama. His announcement about immigration last week was out of desperation just to hold onto Latino votes. Obama is running scared. He is no longer fighting for new voters. He's desperately trying to hold onto his most loyal voters. When you can't even count on your home turf as an advantage, the game is slipping away.
Here are a few bonus points that come with Rubio's selection as V.P. Romney is white bread with mayonnaise. He needs youth, razzle dazzle, energy, charisma, and enthusiasm. He needs color. Rubio adds all of that to the ticket. He changes the dynamic of the entire Presidential race. He shakes things up. He throws Obama a curve that he may never recover from. Although my prediction is that days later Obama would counter by dumping Biden and adding Hillary Clinton to the ticket. Its his only move, after he is put in a corner and forced to answer Romneys devastating chess move.
Romney has never been a favorite of the crucial Tea Party. The Tea Party just saved Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker. The Tea Party just defeated Indiana Senator Richard Lugar. The Tea Party is the energy of the GOP. Take the Tea Party out of the equation and Romney becomes Gerald Ford, Bob Dole, George H.W. Bush, and John McCain wrapped into one. Rubio changes all that. Rubio is a Tea Party favorite. He energizes the Tea Party. Rubio brings Tea Party voters to the polls in droves.
Finally Rubio locks down Florida. No scenario on earth allows the GOP to win the election without Florida. Rubio is the piece of the puzzle that hands Floridas electoral votes to Romney. Having Rubio on the ticket also adds a minimum 5% to 10% more Latino votes nationwide -- a boon in crucial states with big Latino populations like Nevada, Colorado, and New Mexico.
Obama made his chess move on Friday. Here is Romneys chance to counter and end the game. CHECKMATE.
Not that I have seen as of late. And all Romney sees of the Tea Party is in his rear-view mirror as he stomps on the gas on his way back leftward for the general election.
So, Obama panders to Hispanics, Romney should also? My God, where has character gone in those who play out political game?
No! We shouldn’t deal with identity politics and no to an Establishment Pet in Rubio! He is no conservative but is handsome and makes good speeches which some deem those attributes to be enough for high office. He has ties to the Bushes and Romneys for quite awhile and most of his legislative push is not even TeaParty like
Romney isn’t pandering to anyone. He is simply refusing to get sucked in.
Romney so far, is working out just fine.
Why do we want to win the open border Latino vote? I was hoping he would pick someone with a little more experience like Gingrich or a real conservative like Palin.
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141 days till we vote out this chump
Unfortunately you just listed all of the reasons why Mittins is likely to pick Rubio.
That's true as far as his refusal to respond negatively to Obama's decision. But to now go out and announce his pick for VP this early (right after Obama's announcement), and make it Marco Rubio, or some other Hispanic, would be pandering to the same ethnic group. Face it.
Has he done that yet?
It’s the wrong game to get into for Romney, the whole immigration reform trap. On the other hand, he should be pressing Obama’s anti Christian policies, and building support among Hispanic Catholics. Romney should be pointing out that Americans want work, and can’t find it, while Obama encourages more illegal immigration. Romney should become the work candidate, the free speech candidate, and the religious freedom candidate, not the next idiot to get snared in the immigration reform trap. ...I like Rubio, though not on this issue, and I think he would be a good VP choice, but so would Allen West.
Romney's ‘self deportation’ position is history. He doesn't need the primary voters he fooled anymore.
I have no doubt Rubio is a good person and would help Romney with Hispanics but he never said a word while Romney was lying his way through the primary beating on Perry and Newt with his anti-amnesty positions, long gone now. Now rubio will join Romney so he can flip 180 degrees?
“Of course ... my theory is STILL that Myth doesn’t get the GOP 2012 Nomination ...”
From your lips to God’s ears...
Read the article. I’m responding to an article that recommends exactly that: Obama announces Amnesty. So Romney, in order to seal the election, should announce his VP pick as Rubio. That’s pandering, and it would be seen as such.
Little Marco is bought and paid for like nearly every other congressman in Washington. He recently voted to keep funding federal subsidies for Big Sugar.
It's gonna be Newt and Sarah ...
Can you picture the Marxists heads exploding all over the war room at DNC HQ? I'd give a months retirement pay to watch that!
I would celebrate with you should a Gingrich/Plain ticket emerge from Tampa. But you know that is not going to happens so pushing for that as all or nothing will result in a few more hundred thousand suppressed votes/turnout. I’m beginning to see a pattern here, romantische Krieger.
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