Most of the Tea Party does not like Mitt Romney. Why should we? He has flip flopped on most major issues and based on his track record, he is a liberal. Now, there is yet another reason not to like Mitt Romney.
His campaign strategy.
Ordinarily, campaign strategies are the domain of campaign wonks. Most people neither know nor care what the candidate’s electoral strategy is. Sometimes we don’t even care what the candidate is saying.
Romney’s strategy is simple. He is going to stay out of the fray and let the other candidates slice and dice and beat each other to a bloody pulp. Then he will sweep in with his money and take the day. His strategy is simple. He wants to be the last man standing.
This was the John McCain strategy of 2008. We can see how well that worked out for McCain in the primaries. We also saw how well that one worked out for us in the general election. McCain was probably the worst Presidential nominee the Republican Party has ever picked and probably could ever pick. He is even worse than Bob Dole.
Does anyone remember the definition of insanity? It is trying the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result. If we the people, particularly those of us who identify as Republicans, allow the same process again, we are going to get the same result. If we allow Romney to duck the early debates and straw polls, we will allow him a free pass on his record that is terrible.
He created socialist health care in Massachusetts. He believes in Man made global warming. He was for gay rights and abortion before he was against them. And now he is against debates. At least any debates that will allow him to be cross-examined about his record.
He will be at the New Hampshire debate this coming Monday. He has no choice. If he snubs New Hampshire, he cannot win and his strategy does demand that he win New Hampshire.
The 2012 Presidential election is going to be like no other race we have ever seen. Thanks to the Tea Party, voters are very engaged this year. Voters are looking and demanding answers. Romney does not want to give those answers.
For the first time in recent memory, voters are paying attention to what a candidate says, has said and what they have done in the past. The American people want the ideas for the future debated and discussed. Mitt Romney does not want to debate for discuss his ideas, his record and what he has said in the past.
The 2012 election may be the most important American election since 1980. We need candidates who are willing to step up with real ideas and who are not just saying what they think we want to hear in order to get elected. We cannot afford a candidate who is not willing to engage the public and who just wants to get the nomination by default because he is the last candidate standing.
Mitt Romney is a disaster on several fronts. If we needed any other reasons to dislike him and make sure we find someone else, his unwillingness to participate in the early debates and straw polls is just one more reason we need to make sure that a conservative, not Mitt Romney is our nominee.
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My biggest reason for not supporting Romney is that I have found a much better one than him.My candidate has just had the media take their magnafying glasses to 24,199 of her emails, and the only shocking revalation to emerge from all their efforts is that she Loves the Military/Veterans, and that she was the very compitant, and qualified leader she has protrayed from 2008 on.So when I have a Rolls Royce, why would I drive a Volkswagan? Romney is the frontrunner of a two car Nash-Rambler caravan heading over the cliff.
The important strategy for the 2012 presidential race is instead of being the last man standing, one should be the only one(woman) who crosses the finish line, and my candidate runs marothons every day.