With less than three weeks to go before the Republican National Convention, the Romney campaign is picking up so much steam it may make the Titanic look like a successful sailing.
The Romney campaign has done it again. Do they want to win? Do they have a clue? Has no one ever explained the Napoleon rules to them?
First, for those who are not familiar with the Napoleon Rules, it is actually one rule. The little General is credited with it and it is good advice.
“When your opponent is destroying themselves, do not get in their way.”
That is so obvious, even a liberal Republican from Massachusetts should be able to get it.
Then again, maybe not.
We are less than three weeks out from the convention. Barring something unprecedented, Romney is going to be nominated. And we conservatives are going to have an excruciating three months to the general election.
The gaffe from Romney central came today at a moment when the Napoleon Rules should have been applied. The media has been talking about the anti-Romney ad featuring steel worker Joe Soptic. Soptic’s wife died of cancer. Some liberal groups were trying to make hay out of the fact Soptic was laid off from his company in 2002 after Romney’s Bain Capital took over. The line was that Soptic was laid off in 2002, lost his insurance and then when his wife became ill, they could not get treatment.
What they missed was that Soptic’s wife was still employed and she still had health insurance. This was a great blow up moment that had Team Obama reeling.
But just to prove they don’t want to win, at what should have been a great moment for the Romney campaign, they stepped in it and stopped the left from destroying itself with a lying ad.
Romney spokeswoman Andrea Saul then went off the deep end. She said if Soptic’s wife had been in Massachusetts, Romneycare would have covered her.
Is anyone at the Romney campaign awake? Does anyone have a clue? Is anyone there a conservative?
The answer to all of those questions is probably a resounding no.
I am asked all of the time, what is the difference between Obama and Romney?
I tell people that Romney is not an anti-American Marxist. That is about it.
During the campaign, Romney ran to the right of almost everyone. He tried to pull off the shtick that he was a social conservative. He tried to claim he was a fiscal conservative. He tried to claim he was a hawk on defense. He ran to the right of Newt Gingrich on Immigration. And of course he denounced Obamacare.
Apparently the only thing wrong with a massive expansion of a government medical entitlement in his eyes is the wrong guy has his name on it.
Every time conservatives try to rally around Romney, his campaign does something to push them away. For the brain trust in the Romney campaign, here’s a question for you to think about.
How many times do you think you can push conservatives away before we finally say, “screw you,” and walk away.
Do you think Romney will get elected without conservative help?
A couple of weeks ago I was at an event where a major figure in the Romney campaign also happened to be. By accident I ended up next to this person and introduced myself. Given that I am not shy, I bluntly asked if the Romney campaign was going to continue to ignore the Tea Party.
I gave this person my card and told them my door was open.
I have not heard from the Romney campaign nor has any other major national Tea Party figure that I am aware of.
Perhaps a miracle will occur in Tampa. The odds are against it. My chances of winning Powerball are greater. Fortunately for Romney, the Libertarians once again went with a joke of a candidate. Had they selected someone who’s platform was a little more serious than gay marriage and legalizing marijuana, this year they might have gotten serious traction.
Someone please tell the Romney campaign about Napoleon Rules before it is too late.
Can you say McCain!
Agree with your analysis
it's hard to miss
Rubio or Bush will be the Romney Waterlou (note the spelling).
For those of you that do know what a lou is, it is the S***house in England.
Considering the news is still covering the story, and reading your post is the first time I heard the Romney camp respond it that way; One must ask if you know Napoleon's other rule:
Divide and Conquer.
If I was in the Romney campaign, I wouldn't contact you either. I apologize if that sound disrespectful but it's true.
Almost daily you have a post that blasts Romney for not doing this right, or doing that right. Even had a post where you advocated Disavowing Romney and urge for a brokered convention.
Again this blog post, what is the purpose? "While the media is still talking about Obama's ad and they are taking a hit for it, let me remind you why we opposed Romney in the primaries."
Listen the Tea Party had it's shot to get a Conservative nominated. Not 1 National Tea Party group endorsed a candidate for the GOP Presidential race. Sure you personally endorsed Newt, but the Tea Party Nation as a whole didn't. And that's the point isn't it? Now we have Romney as our nominee.
This is a base election, and we all need to be revved up and get out to vote. Quit bashing Romney. We'll hold his feet to the fire in 2013 after he's sworn in, but damn it, lets get Obama as far away from the Presidency as possible!
Don't get your panties in a wad Joseph. We know it's too late to dump Romney but that doesn't mean that he should ignore the Tea Party. Romney had best be on notice that he ain't necessarily the star on the horizon and the Tea Party intends to hold him to account. Come November after the election, look for a New Party to form, and guess what, if Romney does an Obama, it will be one term for him too.
Right there with you on the "New Party", Ray!
I will vote for Romney because he is a decent man,because he has the experence to get America back on tract.The Tea Party's blatant disrespect for Mitt disgust's me. I don't want a President that is beholding to any group,I want him to follow the Constitution and the prompting of God to lead this great nation into the future. The Tea Party need's to get over it's self,you are not the total power of America. Remember absolute power corupts absolutely.
The problem I see is Gov. Romney's equivocation. He opens his mouth to take a stand, and says ....."if you elect me as President...." If he doesn't understand the need to be his own best cheerleader, he will continue to fail at those moments when he should be surging ahead.
I heard this asinine response from the Romney campaign. With the candidates the Republican establishment is forcing on us, I am becoming more convinced with every passing day that the Republican and Democrat establishments are working together against "we the people."
Carla, You are right on.
And the central figure is: GHWS.
Get over yourselves Carla, the Tea Party is NOT all of the people!
Lee, get over yourself and perhaps take a reading comprehension class. "We the people" is a generic term and does not include ALL the people. After all, Obama, Pelosi, and Reid, are people; but they are certainly NOT included in "we the people."
The Tea Party is comprised of "we, the people," not the government. People like you who are incapable of understanding what the Tea Party movement is all about are "me-me" people who think they -- and the government -- know and will decide what is best for "we the people."