Romney is not pushing to enlarge his reach, he is pushing to replace the conservatives that he is trying to drive into irrelevance.
Anti-conservatism became his agenda early in his life, it was his parents crusade, and Mitt is bitter at the defeats and humiliations that his parents endured for their liberalism and lack of success in ousting the right from the GOP.
Reagan’s success was a bitter pill for the Romneys and Mitt formally left the Republican party in anti-Reagan disgust in 1979.
Just before reading your comment similar thoughts were running in my head.
Sarah Palin's not going to be at the convention (unless Romney's numbers dip to a point of desperation).
My advice is this:
Somebody from the right (like Sarah Palin) needs to leave the Republican party the day after the election (if Romney wins) and the next 4 years the possibility of being primaried in 2016 needs to be held over his head starting on Jan 20th 2013.
Some say, she (or nobody else would win as an indenpendent) the most they would do is split the ticket and allow whatever democrat who runs win the election against Romney in 2016.
Exactly! This time we need to rid this nation of Obama. In 2016 we need to bring conservatism back to the White House even if it means booting the fake conservatives out.
Liberals such as Romney who lie and claim to be Conservative do much more damage to the Conservative movement than any liberal honest about themselvs could ever do.
This damage is done by redefining what conservatism is.
2012 is not an election to teach the GOP a lesson because it's not the GOP vs democrat. It's socialism vs America.
Once Obama is gone, Romney needs to be the next to go unless some sort of miracle happens and he mysteriously becomes a conservative.
Conservative Republicans need to choose their "Independent" conservative candidate now for 2016 just in case that miracle does not happen.
2012 is a fight for conservatism in Congress. After that we're going to take the WH.
Lets make sure us conservatives push a lil harder on the break as we head over the cliff....