The Lame Stream wasted no time excoriating Sarah Palin for saying what a lot of us out here have been thinking… that Mitt Romney, in spite of all the money he has raised (just following where his big-time contributions are coming from shows Mitt to be the darling of the establishment ‘Republicrats’, remember them?), has a fatal flaw as a candidate. The DeMarxists will hang Romney care around his neck.
Our wipe-out in 2008 was the culmination of a political perfect storm, most of which was due to a horribly out-of-control Republican majority, coupled with a big government Republican President in George Bush… a lethal combination, as it turned out.
It didn’t help that the best candidate we were able to come up with was John McCain, also fostered by the establishment, a sure loser. So… from Gerald Ford to Bob Dole and John McCain, the establishment’s track record just isn’t that good. So Mitt’s their (at least) current guy.
Mitt never has dealt with the Romney care issue. Not to anyone’s satisfaction, anyhow. He continues to defend the ideas behind it, and justify why it was beneficial at the state level and only becomes onerous with the feds running a national single payer system. The nation, in general, is in no mood to vote for someone advocating something that sounds a lot like Obama care light. All we want is to see Obama care get a decent burial… soon.
So Mitt has a problem on a couple of fronts. He’s stuck with Romney care… he owns it. Then, just this last week, he panders to the corn growers and embraces ethanol subsidies. The significance of this will not be lost on voters, at least not conservative ones anyway. Not satisfied with that, our Mr Mitt declares himself to be a proponent of ‘climate change’. What is it about the EPA and all the job and economy-crushing regulatory agencies that you don’t understand Mr Mitt?.
I’ve never been over fond of Mitt Romney, I make no bones about that, but even if I was these last couple of positions would do it for me. The last thing this country needs is a president that is ready and willing to crawl into bed with the environmental fascists.
There is another factor. The Christian vote comprises about 36% of the Republican vote. Like it or not, and fair or not, many of these folks will not vote for a Mormon. The plot thickens…
Semper Vigilans, Semper Fidelis
© Skip MacLure 2011