It is time for Mitt Romney to hang it up and leave the race for the Republican nomination for President. That is not the most insane statement of the day. It is not even a statement based on Romney’s liberal ideology and the desire of conservatives to have a real conservative nominee.
Why should Romney leave the race?
Erick Erickson over at Red State wrote a piece today called “The Frontrunner.” In the piece, he talks about having dinner with Pat Cadell, who was Jimmy Carter’s pollster. Cadell is regularly on Fox News, which may revoke his status as a liberal in good standing but Cadell made a great point.
He said that if the Democrats had a “front runner” who had only won three of the first eight primaries and had just been blown out in three primaries, the Democrats would have had another candidate out the next day.
Romney cannot win. What states did he win? He won New Hampshire, which is virtually his home state. He won Florida and Nevada, where he was able to carpet bomb the airwaves with negative ads. When he has not had a connection to a state or been able to outspend his opponents 10-1, he has lost. Romney has been running for five years. He lost in 2008 to John McCain and the last words of McCain’s concession speech had not even been uttered before Romney was running again.
Romney lost Iowa after campaigning there for five years. He did not get as many votes as he did in 2008. This story has been repeated. In Florida, Romney won the counties where there were fewer voters in 2012 than there were in 2008.
That is not a good sign.
Florida was not the only state to notice that phenomena.
The last three states show an alarming decline in Romney’s support. In Missouri, his support dropped by 63% from 2008. In Minnesota, it dropped by 69% and even in Colorado, a state he was supposed to win, his support dropped by 46% from 2008.
Even Romney supporters are not enthusiastic about Romney.
Some people accept the myth that Romney can beat Obama. That myth clearly assumes facts that are not in evidence.
Romney can only win in states where he is able to outspend his opponents significantly. He has been fortunate that the Santorum, Gingrich and Paul campaigns have not had the financial resources he has had.
Yet, with all of Romney’s money and with all of Romney support from both the conservative and liberal media establishment, he still cannot close the deal.
Today, Mitt Romney will speak to the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC). If Mitt Romney holds true to form, he will give one of his stump speeches and will ignore the conservative movement.
If Mitt Romney really cares about America, the Republican Party and the conservative movement, his speech will be very simple.
His speech would be an announcement that he is withdrawing from the race to allow someone who has a chance to win.
Getting out of the race is a message the Republican establishment should have been giving Romney all this week.
Somehow, I doubt that Romney will make that speech and I doubt the Republican establishment has been telling him that.
Mitt, you should realize by now that if a Republican is to go into the White House in 2013, it won’t be you. For the good of the Party, the Nation and the Conservative movement, you should step aside and let someone else take a shot at uniting the Republican Party.
Newt has SOLUTIONS. No one else even comes close. Can you imagine Newt in a one on one with Obama. Obama wouldn't know what hit him.
I, as a vietnam combat veteran will also vote to save the country. This is why I will NOT vote for Mitt Romney.
Right on Wayne, I'm with you on that!!
Judson, Does the Tea Party Nation take contributions? Norman
Yes, they do, Norm. Press the Contribute button toward the left end of the bar at the top.
I'm sure Judson appreciates your asking. :)
Why all this person need to drop out and that person. Let the process run it's course. This is how candidates are vetted and how the process should work.
You are one WARPED person.
Is this what the Tea Party has come to?
I can not believe that Judson or Vern allowed this to be posted. I do hope your life gets better...it must be quite dim.
For posting a humorous but accurate magazine cover? Not likely!
More likely to eliminate members who display a propensity for insulting other members....
Yes, you are right Vern.
It is a lovely picture of one our candidates.
Thank you for setting me straight.
Romney just doesn't inspire or excite me. It must be contagious judging by the latest votes. If we are going to oust Obama the Rep. candidate must inspire and at least generate a moderate level of excitement with the voting base