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The Unelectable Mitt Romney (November 25th, 2011)
RedState.com ^ | November 25th, 2011 | streiff

Posted on 05/02/2012 9:54:32 AM PDT by SoConPubbie

Generally speaking, I think the Washington Post’s Eugene Robinson is the most profoundly stupid and uninsightful writer on any editorial page in any paper in any country. But file this one under “Blind Hog/Acorn”.

Moderator Wolf Blitzer opened Tuesday’s Republican debate by introducing himself and adding, for some reason, “Yes, that’s my real name.” A few moments later, the party’s most plausible nominee for president said the following: “I’m Mitt Romney, and yes, Wolf, that’s also my first name.”

But it’s not. Mitt is the candidate’s middle name. His first name is Willard.

And people wonder why this guy has an authenticity problem?

For a while Dem strategists have been making public pronouncements on Romney’s seeming inability to distinguish fact from fiction and his near pathological instinct to make his audience believe he is just like them. Even Jon Stewart has poked fun at Romney’s flip flops.

When the election season started I was convinced that even though I did not like Romney, he was the most electable candidate in the pack. Since then I’ve changed my views. Romney can’t win in a general election because very few people, outside the 20% who like his hair and a handful of devoted fluffers, will vote for the man.

He will lose a lot of conservatives because we fear that he will energetically return to his past persona as a liberal New England governor if he is elected. As the GOP winning the Senate in 2012 is very close to a “gimme” we have to ask: can conservatism survive a President Romney and a Senate Majority Leader McConnell?

He will lose a lot of GOP, as opposed to conservative, support because he is a supremely smarmy and untrustworthy character whose core value is defined by a strong belief that he should be president and nothing more.

While Plouffe and Carville are validating our feelings about Romney’s squishiness, the real attack, the one that will strip away the moderate center that Romney has been relying on is waiting in the wings.

Obama can’t attack Romney as a flip-flopper because many of the flips and flops Romney has held dear at one time or another are actually Obama’s own positions. The Romney response to that line of attack in a national election is easy: I held that position then but have sense developed information that makes me believe it was incorrect and I have changed it and everyone want’s a pragmatic president who can change his mind, right?

The main attack will be on Romney’s long time affiliation with the corporate chop-shop known as Bain Capital. In an environment were most people are concerned about their jobs and virtually everyone is angry at Wall Street, Romney will be the perfect poster boy for the 1% that the “99%” rails on and on about.

So abandoned by conservatives, the GOP, and moderates who is left as his logical constituency? The same tiny group of admirers that follow him today.

I don’t know if Newt Gingrich or Rick Perry can beat Obama. What I am positive of is that Mitt Romney cannot win a general election against any national Democrat figure. The only saving grace is that he probably can’t win a GOP primary either.


TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: romney
And the Un-Masking of Mitt Romney, the lying, left-wing, Progressive Liberal, continues . . .
 
"If we must have an enemy at the head of Government, let it be one whom we can oppose, and for whom we are not responsible, who will not involve our party in the disgrace of his foolish and bad measures." - Alexander Hamilton
 
"We don't intend to turn the Republican Party over to the traitors in the battle just ended. We will have no more of those candidates who are pledged to the same goals as our opposition and who seek our support. Turning the Party over to the so-called moderates wouldn’t make any sense at all." -- President Ronald Reagan
 
"A thing moderately good is not so good as it ought to be. Moderation in temper is always a virtue; but moderation in principle is always a vice." - Thomas Paine 1792
 
"It does not take a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of men." - Samuel Adams
 
"If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or your arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen." - Samuel Adams
 

1 posted on 05/02/2012 9:54:42 AM PDT by SoConPubbie
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To: SoConPubbie

Why vote for RINOmney when I can get the same socialism delivered much faster if I vote for the Cretin?


2 posted on 05/02/2012 9:58:49 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: SoConPubbie

But for MONTHS they told us that Romney’s got what voters crave... He’s got electability


3 posted on 05/02/2012 10:00:41 AM PDT by Mr. K (If Romney wins the primary, I am writing-in PALIN)
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To: SoConPubbie

Willard Mitt romney

Willard for Willard Marriot the owner of those Mormon hotels where porn is available in every room..

and Willard Mitt Romney in all his years of the paid position on the board didnt ever close them down...

Abortion, same sex marriage, porn..

and we are told this is a MORAL guy ???

In what Bizarro Land ???


4 posted on 05/02/2012 10:00:51 AM PDT by Tennessee Nana (Why should I vote for Bishop Romney when he hates me because I am a Christian)
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To: Mr. K
Romney’s got what voters crave

Electrolytes?
5 posted on 05/02/2012 10:02:51 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: SoConPubbie

MITT ROMNEY IS SATAN'S EVIL TWIN


6 posted on 05/02/2012 10:04:53 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Unlike Mrs Obama,I've Been Proud Of This Country My *Entire* Life!)
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To: cripplecreek
Ron Paul may very well put an end to Romney's electability ~ which is a bizarre end.

Ain't supportin' Ron Paul either. Guy's on his own.

7 posted on 05/02/2012 10:07:52 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: SoConPubbie

Communique from Headquarters

Slow down man. Us handlers back at headquarters are starting to get worried you might blow your cover. Try being a little more subtle. It’s starting to get dicey that you are working for us. Black propaganda is an art of finesse. The boys in Chicago suggest you throw in a pro-Romney post every once in a while. Just to throw the enemy off. You are too important of an asset for us to lose. We are getting reports that the Mormons are triangulating your position. So slow down, and play this out right.

Your Handler
David Axelrod


8 posted on 05/02/2012 10:11:57 AM PDT by gusty
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To: SoConPubbie

Communique from Headquarters

Slow down man. Us handlers back at headquarters are starting to get worried you might blow your cover. Try being a little more subtle. It’s starting to get dicey that you are working for us. Black propaganda is an art of finesse. The boys in Chicago suggest you throw in a pro-Romney post every once in a while. Just to throw the enemy off. You are too important of an asset for us to lose. We are getting reports that the Mormons are triangulating your position. So slow down, and play this out right.

Your Handler
David Axelrod


9 posted on 05/02/2012 10:12:21 AM PDT by gusty
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To: SoConPubbie
Choices in November:

a) Obama (D)
b) Romney (R)
c) [Dream Candidate (R)] write-in (= Obama)
d) None of the above (= Obama)

10 posted on 05/02/2012 10:17:02 AM PDT by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: SoConPubbie
Now..I'm not going to campaign for him, but I'll vote for him. If we stay home in NOV, or vote 3rd party, ZERO will win. If we vote for TEA PARTY MEMBERS, we can make Romney toe the line of conservativism. Zero will never be more that a SOCIALISTIC MORON, and he'll appoint CZARS to do his dirty work.

We need to stay UNITED. Yes, Mitt is horrible, but ZERO is worse!!

11 posted on 05/02/2012 10:20:40 AM PDT by ExCTCitizen (If we stay home in November '12, don't blame 0 for tearing up the CONSTITUTION!!)
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To: SoConPubbie
I don't like Mittens any better than the rest of you, however, I will vote for him and you should also. Here's why.
The supreme court of the United States. If Bambi gets re-elected and he gets to replace just one of the justices that vote for the Constitution, we as a nation are lost. The president is there for 4 maybe 8 years. The SCOTUS Justices are for life. If you can garrantee that none of the “right thinking” justices will pass away in the next four years I might, just might sit on my hands in November.
Given how old some of them are I don't like the odds. We need to take the Senate, retain the house and work from the floor to submit bills to Mittens and dare him to veto them. He can be stopped, a supreme court full of communists cannot.
12 posted on 05/02/2012 10:23:11 AM PDT by mistfree (The Law! How Quaint.)
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To: SoConPubbie

So what are you going to do since all the conservatives have dropped out of the race? He Mitt will be the Republican Nominee! Vote for? who? Paul?


13 posted on 05/02/2012 10:23:30 AM PDT by tallyhoe
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To: tallyhoe
So what are you going to do since all the conservatives have dropped out of the race? He Mitt will be the Republican Nominee! Vote for? who? Paul?

Oh, there is still a conservative in the race and his name will be on the November ballot - Virgil Goode of the Constitution Party

And as of now, and until and if there is some type of information presented that proves he is not a conservative, he'll get my vote.

BTW, I don't vote for Progressive Liberals (Romney), Crypto-Communists(Obama), or crazies (Paul).

14 posted on 05/02/2012 10:28:33 AM PDT by SoConPubbie
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To: Gay State Conservative
MITT ROMNEY IS SATAN'S EVIL TWIN

No, but judging from a comparison of Romney's record with Obama's, it appears he is a pale brother of Obama's:


15 posted on 05/02/2012 10:30:23 AM PDT by SoConPubbie
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To: tallyhoe

You had better get some money together and some new voters registered for mitt... because many of us are never going to vote for that leftist, baby killing liar. It isn’t that we just will not vote for him... we cannot vote for him.

LLS


16 posted on 05/02/2012 10:36:12 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Pray hard and often!)
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To: mistfree
If he publicly announces that he will pick only strong constitutionalists as judges then I'll support him.
17 posted on 05/02/2012 10:38:58 AM PDT by MCF
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To: LibLieSlayer

What ever!


18 posted on 05/02/2012 10:55:24 AM PDT by tallyhoe
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To: MCF

“If he publicly announces that he will pick only strong constitutionalists as judges then I’ll support him.”

Milf Romney says that he is a conservative but we all now know that he is a lying liberal.

Why would you believe him if he says that he’ll pick strong constitutionalists as SCOTUS judges?

If Milf said that it’s a bright, sunny day today I would verify that with two people before believing him.


19 posted on 05/02/2012 10:55:24 AM PDT by spel_grammer_an_punct_polise
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To: SoConPubbie
The only saving grace is that he probably can’t win a GOP primary either. Fast forward 5 months and voila... amazingly the GOP is nominating him anyway. Don't say we didn't warn you, GOP.
20 posted on 05/02/2012 11:19:29 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Buying Drain-O requires photo I.D... so should voting!)
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To: MCF
If he publicly announces that he will pick only strong constitutionalists as judges then I'll support him.

On the one hand, he has done that for 5 years -- and has Robert Bork chairing his judge-picking committee.

On the other hand, Romney chose not to fight the left-dominated Executive Council in Massachusetts (which must approve all judge picks) and, instead of fighting for conservative judge picks, just rolled over and picked a bunch of liberals.

21 posted on 05/02/2012 11:21:34 AM PDT by pogo101
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To: tallyhoe

Yeah... like totally... for sure.

LLS


22 posted on 05/02/2012 1:57:37 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Pray hard and often!)
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