Myths have this habit of hanging around, growing and even be repeated and believed. Mitt Romney is the center of one of the biggest myths going around.
What is the myth of Romney?
The myth of Romney is that he is electable. It is right up there with the myth he is a conservative.
The headlines for today by the Romney friendly media are that Romney one two states. As always the drive by media does not go into the story the way it should be delved into.
Romney won Arizona handily. He took 47% to Santorum’s 26%, Gingrich’s 16% and Paul’s 8%. That sounds impressive until you realize the other three did not challenge Romney in Arizona. Romney had the endorsement of the sitting governor, was not really contested by the other candidates and he still could not break 50% of the vote.
In Michigan, even though Romney won, the results can only be called a disaster. Romney calls Michigan his home state. He was raised there and his father was a popular governor there. He went in, as always out spending his opponents. In this case, he only had one real opponent, Rick Santorum. Newt Gingrich and Ron Paul both passed on Michigan to concentrate on other contests. Once again, Romney one but he only won by three percent and while this time his vote total exceeded what he had four years ago, this is the first contest in a while where that has happened. Even with two candidates basically sitting Michigan out, Romney could only barely break 40%. Almost 60% of the voters of what is allegedly Romney’s home state do not want him.
That says something.
There is a trend here that even Myth Romney should be able to figure out.
When Romney wins he must outspend his opponents five or ten to one and he is depressing the Republican voting base. If Romney cannot, even with a huge financial lead, draw more voters than he did four years ago in the primary, what is he going to do this fall when he is the one being outspent five to one?
It is time for the Republican Party to act. It is time for the Party hierarchy to sit down with not only the establishment but with Tea Party and conservative activists to find a consensus candidate who can in fact beat Barack Obama this fall.
Myth Romney is not that candidate. He has proven that repeatedly. The GOP electorate has not really fallen in love with any of the candidates this year. The closest candidate who has excited the GOP base is Newt Gingrich. This is because where Gingrich has won, the voter turnout was up. This is something that will be desperately needed this fall.
Last week I said that I would support the GOP nominee this fall, even if it was Romney because Obama is simply so bad.
I am now rethinking that.
Obama must be beat. I am willing to support almost any Republican who can get in there and beat Obama. But that is the rub. I am willing to support almost any Republican who has a chance to beat Obama.
Romney has no chance.
The Republican Party needs to realize this train is going down the rails and off the cliff.
If the Republican Party wishes to commit ritual political suicide, why should any conservative activist waste their time playing Doctor Kevorkian to the GOP?
Meanwhile, perhaps we conservative activists should be asking the GOP, if you don’t want to win, could we borrow your party for a little while?
Noel I think you might have hit the nail on the hit...
I and many others are still trying to figure out what he stands for ...Its not just the flip flopping he has done since his governorship, or since 2004,,its the flip flopping he has done in this primary alone that floors many. Does Romney even know where he stands?
Yes! You are right on.
MARCIA WINTERS: You see what Romney is all about?
Like Bernice that said, "that sumbitch reminds me of my 1st husband" (-:) !
Well, I will concede to the fact that the older I get, the less I truly know or understand in this life but in my little way of thinking, Mitt Romney, if he gets the nomination, will be 1,000 times better than what we now have, a Marxist, anti-capitalist, possibly Muslim, illegal who is hell-bent on destroying this nation. At least Romney has run a few things successfully and has taken FULL advantage of the free market system as opposed to Dear Leader who has only run his mouth inciting anger, friction, class warfare and dissent. No, Romney is not the perfect candidate and some say he is not conservative (again, I DON'T KNOW) but I do know what we have right now and I want to get rid of it in any way I can within my most limited capabilities. And even though the two men I admire most, my Dad and my husband are both anti-Romney, if he gets the nomination, he gets my vote. I won't be like some in the conservative movement who will no doubt say, "I'll just stay home and not vote." By doing so, you are casting an absentee vote for he-who-is-ruining-the-very-foundation-of-this-nation.
We cannot as the TEA Party depend that all TEA Party "members" are actually CONSERVATIVES!
We have Republicans, Democraps, Libertarians, and God only knows what else calling themselves TEA Party!
I have already pointed out that Mormons are taught by their church elders to hate Christians (that is their own words)!
Now, we have Santorum wanting to puke when he hears JFK state that he would never allow the Catholic Church dictate how he would run the country!
Ron Paul hates the military and those who defend Freedom & Liberty off our soil!
NEWT is the only True Conservative left (Backmann was my pick)!
NEWT has plans for getting rid of the Obummer legacy!
We can only hope that we can replace as many of the Republicans and Democraps as possible with Conservatives!
I am sure you heard me celebrating with the report that Snowe is retiring!
Conservatives (REAL ONES) are not voting for Rumney or Stinktorum!
I am a GOLDWATER CONSERVATIVE and I will NEVER vote for either of these jerks or Ron Paul!
We are lucky that NEWT is still in the race!
Bill - Mormons ARE NOT TAUGHT to hate Christians. Stop spreading falsehoods.
Yeah, Bill where did you get that from? From what I hear from all the Mormons that I know, they love Christians and Jewish. So maybe you better look into it better. LIBERALS hate Christians, Jews, and Mormons. They love the Muslims and anyone else who hates the other three. I hate Romney as much as you do, but don't blame the Mormon Faith for one idiot. :)
Sarah Palin & Michele Bachmann were "BEATEN BY REP & DEMO" BEFORE THEY COULD EVER "GET OUT OF THE STARTING GATE" !
THE GOOD OLD BOYS CLUB (LEFT & RIGHT) IN WASHINGTON, DC HAVE CREATED THIS 'DYSFUNCTIONAL MESS" WE CALL GOVERNMENT AND THEY ARE NOT ABOUT TO LET "ANYONE" MESS IT UP FOR THEM. THEY HAVE BANKRUPTED OUR COUNTRY BUT THEY ARE ALL BILLIONAIRES WITH THEIR MONEY "SAFE & SECURE" OFFSHORE ! These are the real enemy .
Has anybody stopped to realize women outnumber men in the USA, and most advanced nations?
But do women trust another woman to run things?
Why is that? I have a few clues.
Women, explain yourselves.
I do not know what you refer to, I was a backer for Michelle, I thought she was smarter and better poised than any of the men running for the office! I am in business in a mans world and help any and all women in the work force just because I know how very hard it can be for them. I trust women because they are more detailed and they truly care about things.....I have seen women that are that way jealous and vengeful but not many and sadly some men are like that too..I just think some folks aren't quite as mature as others...