The Tea Party does not like Mitt Romney. That is obvious. Some in this movement have accused the Republican Establishment of being willing to lose the election as long as we did not see a Tea Party conservative as the party nominee.
Could this be true?
One person says at least part of it is true.
According to Joe Scarborough, MSNBC’s pet Republican no one in the GOP establishment believes that Mitt Romney can win. This is what we in the Tea Party have been saying all along. Now, Joe Scarborough who has at least some ties with the GOP establishment is saying this is true.
Scarborough said, “Nobody thinks Romney's going to win. Let's just be honest. Can we just say this for everybody at home? Let me just say this for everybody at home. The Republican establishment--I've yet to meet a single person in the Republican establishment that thinks Mitt Romney is going to win the general election this year. They won't say it on TV because they've got to go on TV and they don't want people writing them nasty emails. I obviously don't care. But I have yet to meet anybody in the Republican establishment that worked for George W. Bush, that works in the Republican congress, that worked for Ronald Reagan that thinks Mitt Romney is going to win the general election.”
A lot of folks would immediately discount this because it comes from MSNBC. Just because that is the source does not make it wrong.
Romney is the weakest and most liberal Republican ever to come close or as now seems likely, to secure the GOP nomination. He is our equivalent to George McGovern.
Assuming what Scarborough says is right and I think there is a fair possibility it is right, there is an obvious question to ask.
“Who in the hell thought it would be a good idea to nominate this guy?”
Romney is a terrible candidate. Period. He is not going to inspire the base. The best thing he has going for him is that he is running against Barack Obama.
If Obama could have his choice of Republicans to run against, it would be Mitt Romney.
So why has the Republican establishment been so gung ho on seeing Romney nominated?
Perhaps what we have said all along is true. The GOP establishment would rather loose than see a Tea Party Republican be elected.
That is something we in the Tea Party need to remember, no matter how the election this fall turns out.
JC, my intent was never to imply that Santorum's religious beliefs are what made him a "hard-core" or "extremist," it only has to do with him being perceived this way by the libs, independent, and moderate voters because he is so much more to the right in certain areas than Romney.
I just think that we need to move back to the middle because we have been moving toward the left, obviously, so such candidates like Santorum or Gingrich would turn the above mentioned voters completely off because it would be considered far right. And you can't get the necessary voters WE need to win an election if WE have a candidate considered extremely conservative.
Personally, I am pretty conservative, so a lot of what Santorum says does sit well with me. Just don't think the country is ready for our views on how the country should be moving. Move to the righta little at a time and with the help of some new Senators and Congressmen, we should move us more right over the next eight years with a Republican/ Moderate as President. I hope, anyway.
Perhaps it would be better if we started defining things ourselves instead of letting the liberal media decide what is "far right" and what is "moderate." To play by their rules and accept candidates that don't really follow Constitutional principles does not make much sense to me. Of course the country as a whole doesn't get it yet, but that may be because we have been letting the other side get away with making up the rules as they go along. We shouldn't move toward a public that has been driven left, we need to pull them back over to the side of historical success.
No we need a candidate that will call Obama on all his record. Face it, Obama is worse than Jimmy Carter. Anyone with half a brain can beat him.
Besides when was the last time a moderate running on a moderate platform won?
Don't be a pessimist. We'll get this bum out of the WH now, you know why? Those who have had the wool pulled over their eyes have awaken, although there has never been any wool pulled over my face, so they will swing it our way.
He'll get his money from the young college libs, the Hollywood freaks, whom mostly live in sin anyway, the 60's activists, and those living off our dime. Anyone with true common sense has to vote Republican this time, I mean heck what has this a**hole done for our nation other than increase our debt, taxes, deficit etc. and blah, blah, blah, the list goes on. But WE do have to get behind Romney if WE are to remove this lying, egotistical, arrogant, SOB and his Crew out of the WH.
Right again John Adams.
Along with your list of Obama lovers..there are the unions as well.
We can do it though if we all unite. The time is coming soon..that most will.
Unless of course..deep down some really would rather see Obama win than see their favorite person running for the nomination lose.
Very sad state of affairs...thankfully..there are not many.
Romney really does have a very passionate following. Everyone I personally know is behind him. I think some only get their news from this site.
The fact is...they are all politicians..each and every one of them.
And the last line sums it all up. We need to stop looking at the individual politicians as if they are going to be "the one" to fix things for us. We have to do it, by using each one of them for as long as they fit our plan to return to what the founders had in mind. When they no longer fit that role, they need to be replaced. At this point, anyone is better than the big zero, but none of them are hands-down the superior conservative. Maybe an open convention will give us that opportunity. I don't fall for the hysterical response by some that this would be harmful in defeating zeroman -- those responses have no basis in logic or fact.
Your post is a bit insulting
While it may be true that the Repulican establishment may believe that Romney cannot win, should we abandon all hope? Daily it seems more and more likely that Romney will be the GOP nominee. Although I am no great fan of this liberalRepublican, I believe it is time to stop whining over the fact that he will be the nominee. Our primary goal is not to elect Mitt Romney, it is to defeat by any and all means Barack Obama. If we continue to bicker over the fact that Romney is not our choice, that Romney does not reflect all of our views, that we may as well not vote if the choice is for Romney or Oblama, then we will hand the White House back to this arrogant, American hating Communist.
I thought John McCain was the poorest candidate the GOP could field against Oblama in 2008, yet I campaigned for him and supported him as well as I could. I did this to attempt to insure this nation would remain free of Communist tyrrant.
By the way, I am not misspelling the president's name, I've just modified it to O-blame-a.
You need to ask yourself why the poorest candidate (McCain) won the contest in the first place. You cannot sit back in the fog while the winner is chosen by the powers-that-be, and then come out charging like some kind of patriot once they have chosen your leader for you.
I don't think that is true. I don't think they would sacrifice Mitt. That's why he got out last time. They sacrificed McCain cause they didn't care about him and they knew they were going to lose. They were saving Mitt for 2012. If they were sure they were going to lose, they would sacrifice one of the others. They do not believe Santorum or Newt can win. They are sure only one of their guys can win.
But any Conservative that doesn't vote for Mitt in the general election (if he is anointed the nominee) is a stupid Jacka**. I don't want him, but I want Satan out of the WH. We have to keep after these ruling class politicians and work to return this government to the people. but we won't stand a chance with Satan in the WH. We must get him out.
The Ruling Class of either party is VERY powerful, but if we keep doing what we've been doing we can knock them out. This is not the time to make a statement like a stupid college student - it's a vote FOR Satan.
Remember, all the establishment wants is to control the money. They want the Congress and the Senate, they don't believe that Satan can be beaten, BUT, I think they feel that Mitt is the only one that can be him. Rush says that maybe they feel that while people won't want to vote for Mitt, so they will vote Satan in and elect Repubs in the Senate. That's giving them a whole lot of credit for thinking - and I don't think they're that smart.
BTW, (in continuing with my previous comments) I think we should do EVERYTHING possible to keep Mitt from getting the nomination, but I still maintain that if we are unable to do that, we should all vote for him over Satan. Did anyone see this about Mitt http://obamaballotchallenge.com/nationality-problem-posed-by-romney
And embedded in this is a youtube about Meg Whitman and Van Jones - that was a shocker to me. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iSn37TMXZO8