If you want a preview of the campaign this fall and the real possibility that Mitt Romney who would win the election if it were held today, may quite possibly blow our chance to get Obama out of office.
What is Romney doing that could blow his chances?
His senior advisor Eric Ferhnstorm made an appearance on CNN. The last time he did that he announced Romney would reset after the primary, like an etch a sketch, forgetting all of the conservative things he had said in the primary and would move way over to the left.
This time Ferhnstorm appeared to give comfort to the Martha’s Vineyard crowd. Mitt Romney is not a birther. RINO’s from coast to coast have breathed a sigh of relief. Wine bottles and Brie cheese is being broken out all across RINOland.
That has got to be one of the dumbest things Romney could have done.
Before this goes any further, there should be a disclaimer here. While a number of nutty leftist sites describe me as a birther, I have said repeatedly I believe it is more likely than not Obama was born in Hawaii, pretty much as advertised.
However, questions have been raised about his eligibility to serve and it is incumbent upon him to answer those questions. Instead of answering those questions, he has obfuscated. His long form birth certificate would solve the issue. Instead he released an amateurishly forged image. This forgery was so bad a first year law student could keep it from being admitted as evidence in a court proceeding.
In American law, if one side has exclusive possession of an item and refuses to produce it, the judge or jury can assume they are doing so because whatever the item is, it is adverse to their position. In other words, if this case were ever in front of a jury, the judge would tell that jury that because Barack Obama will not produce that birth certificate, they could assume that the birth certificate hurt his case.
For Romney, the obvious question is why the hell are you surrendering on this issue? You do not have to come out like Donald Trump did. Perhaps you should take a look at Trump’s numbers while he was going after Obama on his eligibility. Obama released that forged birth certificate because Trump was hitting him so hard.
Memo to Romney. You do not win an election by being on the defensive. You win by putting the other guy on the defensive. You don’t even have to make the attack yourself.
If Romney does not believe this, just wait. All of the attacks on his Mormon faith are going to be coming from surrogates while Obama washes his hands.
This is one issue that could cause Obama problems this summer. But not any more. Romney has surrendered faster than John Boehner. Once again, Mitt Romney has showed up for debate club while Barack Obama is showing up for fight club.
If it could be proven that Obama was born in Kenya, lost his citizenship due to his adoption by a foreign national or lost his citizenship through another means, Obama was never eligible to be President. For conservatives, this is the Holy Grail. This would undo everything that Barack Obama has done.
Unfortunately for us, Mitt Romney has no desire to undo what Barack Obama has done.
For conservatives, no matter how bad Mitt Romney is, Barack Obama is worse. We must continue to work and make certain that Obama does not get a second term. Unfortunately with a candidate like Romney, this may be a long hot summer.
Not to argue the point, Judson, but I don't think I would be incorrect in recalling that Ronald Reagan governed from the right, but campaigned from the middle. This is the way to win the so-called moderates. Conservatives who are worth their salt will have followed their candidate and will know the the shift toward the middle is just strategy.
If it was good enough for Ronnie, it should be good enough for Mitt.
Our effort should be in reminding the conservative faithful that this is the case, that they be not dismayed.
Judson, if Mittster goes left of center, he is in serious jeopardy of losing.
Or, perhaps that's the plan.
"The plan" has been my consern all along. I often wondered if that is why the main stream media has been so bold about putting him in the Lime Light.
Since the norm is that politicians campaign words hold no water. What matter would this be save winning the election? I dont care what he says so long as obama leaves the throne.
Thank you Charles!!
I am replying because I said I would point out Liberals trying to split the GOP. Nice try Judson.
But Reagan was a conservative. Romney is, well, a RINO.
Wise advice and it's ashame they won't take it. Working from the defensive is exactly how they keep Romney off message.
On this statement I totally agree: "
Note to Mitt: During hand to hand and martial arts training in the Army, one of my instructors said, "You don't kick a man when he's down. You finish him off". No Marquess of Queensbury rules here.
Mike Huckabee said it best: If you don't like the sight of your own blood, don't go into politics."
We can still preserve what matters to all us Red/White and Blue Americans without total abandonment of some form of compromises no? If not tell me why? As a veteran of the 70's I've been where most have not except my comrades on TPN. We know first hand strategies needed to succeed but we never waiver in our mission to uphold our "Oath" first and foremost.