The establishment is all happy again. Romney is winning again. He won the Maine Caucuses yesterday and the CPAC straw vote. Could it be that Romney’s victories are little more than vapor victories?
In the software world, Vaporware is a product that really does not exist. Is Romney’s momentum the political equivalent of vaporware?
CPAC votes are notoriously unreliable. It is often a function of who can get more students there to cast votes. At this year’s CPAC, there were a lot of Romney students. They also beat the Paul supporters this year for the Most Obnoxious Group award. In fairness, the Occupy protestors who crashed CPAC did tie with them.
Maine was more of a real vote and the Maine vote should be setting off all of the alarms at Republican Establishment central.
Romney won Maine, barely beating Ron Paul, and garnered 39% of the vote. In 2008, Romney won Maine with 52% of the vote.
Does anyone see a problem here?
This comes off of last weekend’s disastrous showing in the Colorado, Minnesota and Missouri caucuses. In Missouri, his support dropped by 63% from his 2008 support. In Minnesota, his vote tally dropped by 69% and even in Colorado, a state he was supposed to win, his vote total dropped by 46% from 2008.
The Republican establishment is dying to put a RINO in the White House. They are salivating over the possibility of Romney winning the nomination and putting the Tea Party and conservatives in their place. Some of them would even rather lose with Romney than win with a real conservative.
Anyone with half a brain can see that Romney’s campaign is going the way of the Titanic. The Titanic was well run, right to the point where it sank. The same is true with Romney.
Romney has been running for five years now. Yes he lost in 2008 but he has never stopped running. Even with the Republican Party’s “Next guy in line” theory, Romney should be doing much better.
If Romney keeps up this trend and he is the nominee, he has the real possibility of winning fewer votes than McCain did in 2008 and we all know how that worked out.
It is long past time for the GOP establishment to come to its senses.
It does not matter how many “conservative code words” Romney manages to add to his vocabulary, he is not going to win. The only thing missing right now is the establishment telling Romney to dress in more earth tones to seem manlier so he can be more electable.
Someone please tell the establishment that Mitt Romney is our Al Gore, except that compared to Romney, Gore is smooth, natural, and the life of the party.
We conservatives need to get the Party’s attention. They keep spreading the myth of Romney’s electability, however the numbers tell the truth of that story. If the GOP insists on nominating someone who is not only not a conservative but is guaranteed to lose this fall, we need to start considering our options.
We have only one choice that is Newt Gringrich he has what it will take to get this country back on track and h ewill beat Obama any day
I just received this post on Citizen's for Newt on facebook. It is the best letter I read about Newt. It is lengthy, but you will not be sorry. It brought happy tears to my eyes. Please read this. We are forwarding this to everyone we know.
Wow, I'm back now. You are right, the link (Politijim) was Loooong. Right again though, well worth it! I love his site.
Here is a bird's eye view of a brilliant man from the Parliament of the European Union, energizing us by holding our values and constitution on a higher pedistal than America's citizens. We need to hear this from an outsider who has no motives but the love and admiration of our country.
This is Daniel Hannan. Please listen to what he has to say at CPAC.
Whether Romney wins the nomination or not, 2012 will be -- should be -- the end of the caucus system. Hillary's supporters are convinced that widespread fraud and voter intimidation in the caucus states cost their candidate the nomination, and now we have hinky things going on with IA (lost votes, changing the outcome two weeks later) and ME (closing down caucus locations in Paul stronghilds and not counting all the votes) and who knows what's next. This is not how to run an election, folks.
It makes me so angry that in this country we do not have the election process sewed up as far as having some kind of monitoring system set up to prevent some of this. Each state should have volunteers way before the election starts, trained and with a specific job at each voting site to monitor for fraudulent activity. I guess that is too much to hope for. :#