How do you describe the sky to a bird? How do you explain conservatism to a liberal? You don’t. How do you explain an ass whuppin’ to someone who’s never had one? You whup them and then they understand.
From the first week of this blog, I have theorized that Mitt Romney had a better chance of winning the 2008 election and that might have been enough of a chance to become president. He wouldn’t eschew money like McCain did. He has no qualms about using PACs and surrogates to burn down his opponents (including primary opponents). He never thought Obama would make a “fine president.”
My take on Romney 2012 was that he would lose against Obama in the general election. I thought being of equal emptiness, Obama’s experience would create an edge. I think I may be underestimating the intelligence of voters in that regard. Even Romneycare is not a complete drawback. Romney is the expert on all of Obamacare’s flaws. He’s also a Republican who cannot be accused of not doing anything about health care.
People are fighting for the soul of the Republican party this year, but the soul of the party was decided in 2010. There is a decidedly solid back bench in Congress and in the states. This year, it’s the face of the party. It’s been said before, but all of the Republican candidates running are better than Obama. Even your least favorite would be an improvement.
I came through the looking-glass some time this afternoon, reading about another liberal stain on society calling into question the affinity Rick Santorum had for a child who died shortly after birth. I would not wish that pain on anyone, even the ones who mocked him. I will wish another bad thing upon them. I hope their precious pony of a president is brought down like the styrofoam columns he once spoke from. The GOP delivery system is Mitt Romney.
I can see it all now in a way I could not understand before. Romney’s weaknesses are hidden strengths. Even the perception of his weaknesses is a strength. His lack of personal scandal is like armor when facing a muckraker like Obama. You want to try Mormonism? If they do, Obama’s religious and family skeletons have no end. What about flip-flopping? Obama is a flip-flopper. He goes after conviction as if it were a vice. He has nothing with Romney.
Mitt Romney will raise more and spend more than anyone in history. His team is the best in the Republican party, no wastes of space like Nicolle Wallace or Steve Schmidt. He is prepared to be called a racist and worse. He has no noble view of politics like John McCain did. It will be a bloodbath, and it will be Romney’s alone. His loss of face to win the election will protect the soul of the party.
Sarah Palin, Newt Gingrich, Herman Cain and Rick Santorum are the holdovers of a time when I wanted the ideas to win the day. Mitt Romney encompasses the policy behind those ideas, he just doesn’t believe in them. Sometimes, an ass whuppin’ is the only explaining you can do.
I approve of Mitt Romney and I approve this message.