Mitt Romney is now muddling through his first major failure. If this crisis is any indication of Romney as a leader, his campaign is in trouble and so is the nation when he beats Obama this fall.
What is happening?
It started with the hiring of openly gay foreign policy advisor Ric Grenell. Immediately social conservatives began to complain that Romney had chosen a homosexual male for the job and they immediately began wondering about his commitment to other conservative issues.
When the Romney campaign hired Grenell there were one of two possibilities. The first is he did not know how social conservatives would react and the second is he did not care. Neither is good.
Romney’s history is that of a liberal. That is how he governed in Massachusetts and appointed openly gay people to various positions in his administration. He has nothing in common with social conservatives. It probably did not register with him.
The second issue is that he probably did not care. For social conservatives, they should be very worried that the soon to be nominee of the GOP does not care about their concerns. Perhaps Romney should be more concerned.
Even without all of the dead people Obama is rallying to vote for him, Romney must have the social conservatives in his corner.
Team Romney probably thinks all the conservatives are in his pocket. After all, we will not vote for Barack Obama, right?
There is a third option. A lot of people could choose to stay home. Or at least ignore the name at the top of the ballot and just vote on races further down the ballot.
After totally screwing up the hiring of Ric Grenell, Team Romney then screwed everything else up too.
There is nothing worse than indecisiveness and that is exactly what the Romney campaign did. Grenell’s area of expertise is allegedly foreign affairs. This is the week the foreign affairs expert should have been front and center.
Instead he was nowhere to be seen.
Hiring Grenell was a mistake and a bad choice. Then simply giving him nothing to do, which is what the Romney campaign did, was even worse. The Romney campaign said they hired him because they believed he was the best.
Well if that is the case, act like it.
Instead, they vacillated and Romney once again looks like a flip-flop.
Grenell finally took everyone out of their misery by resigning. He gave the Romney campaign the easy way out, which was apparently what they were looking for.
The lessons from this mess are simple. There is a serious lack of leadership in the Romney team. It starts at the top. At a time of crisis, when American needs great leadership, we are getting…. Well it is hard to say what we are getting. But it is not so hard to say what we are not getting.
Well said, Chas!! It's getting late, I know....But, WE MUST VOTE REPUBLICAN..We can always concentrate on Conservatives in BOTH houses!!
Cannon fodder for the left
Christie's coming, just watch. barf.
Newt is the only one I trust Marylou.
I thought Newt calling Romney "moderate" was just like the pot calling the kettle black.
Melanie: I take it sounds like you are casting an absentee vote for Obama.
Seems Romney does a lot of agreeing with Obummer, so why doesn't he get some
balls and start bashing O with his record? Stop the complicity, Mitt. The campaign is ON!! Get with it!
if romney doesnt move and stay to the right he will be a one term president just like the disaster we now have!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I would still like to see Newt or Michelle or even Herman instead of RUmney
Ron Paul is the only Constitutionalist running for President. He is also picking up electoral votes that the MSN does not want you to know about.
Romney is a full blown liberal, however between Romney and obama I will have to vote for Romney and then throw up
So, the Ron Paul delegates will go for Obama, the full blown Marxist?
Ron Paul gets many issues "constitutionally" wrong. He gets some correct, but that hardly makes him a "constitutionalist."