Days of Change

Day 1178 – Going to War | January 26, 2012

I don’t know if this was a Mitt Romney plan, something his surrogates came up with or the culmination of ideas among supporters, but the dumb bastards who thought of questioning Newt Gingrich’s Reagan era credentials are playing a dangerous game. Ronald Reagan is the most important figure in conservative politics. Everyone else is either beholden to him or some pundit who never got in the game. The Democrats have no modern equivalent. Carter was incompetent, LBJ was a mean SOB and Bill Clinton is still talking about his record. Reagan entered his long twilight after the presidential election of 1992. Reagan is only a memory to a generation of conservatives. No Republican before him could even be considered a successful conservative.

This is the death blow. If people believe Newt Gingrich was an enemy of Ronald Reagan, it’s over. If they instead get an idea of just how much Willard Mitt Romney denied the Reagan legacy in Massachusetts, he’s dead meat. From the last debate, it looks like he will try to use Reagan as a weapon. In this debate, Newt is ready to launch Star Wars on Romney’s ass.

Mitt Romney’s even temper is an asset in a general election. His drawback is the stupid shit he pulls during the primaries to beat his opponents. I find it frankly sad that the people Romney savaged in 2008 felt they had no choice but to support him for president in 2012. Gingrich is using their previous statements to show what kind of man Mitt Romney really is.

I support Mitt Romney for president, but I also think that his inability to have effective ideas will probably kill him before the convention. The smear campaign by Romney surrogates has produced an amazing response from conservative bloggers. Using Reagan is one thing. Lying about him is suicide.

I’m watching tonight’s debate. To quote Mr. T, “My prediction? Pain.”

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  1. you still support Romney? He was running away from Reagan, voted for democrats. He will lose in a landslide in Fall as the Tea Party stays home. We need a brokered convention or Newt. He brought the GOP out of the desert after 40 years to gain the House. Many did not believe they could take back the House Newt put together the Contract which helped win. Romney is no conservative and I cannot vote for him.

    Comment by joe garcia — January 26, 2012 @ 7:24 pm

  2. I posted you first paragraph at DE, who is wondering why Reagan is an icon.

    I find it frankly sad that the people Romney savaged in 2008 felt they had no choice but to support him for president in 2012.

    And this pathetic lack will cost the USA its life.

    Comment by Mary — January 26, 2012 @ 11:01 pm

  3. joe,

    If Newt wants to be the nominee and the Tea party wants him, he should be able to win Florida. The Tea party got Rick Scott elected. Newt winning SC was good, but he needs to raise, not rise and fall.

    Mitt has the money and he has the access to money. He also has no shame. Newt pulled ads that were largely true just because people complained. Romney said things that were provably false and he kept running ads. That kind of sociopathy will be needed against Obama

    This brokered convention stuff is crap. The winner will probably have 60% of the delegates. I can just see what the Democrats would say if the party ignored the primary voters and just selected someone. At least Obama ran in the primaries before the Democrats stole that election.

    Comment by 1539days — January 27, 2012 @ 5:55 am

  4. Dear Joe, speaking as a long time registered republican I can assure you I would not take kindly to a brokered convention. I will support and get behind the rightful nominee…….but if one is selected in lieu of the wishes of the voters, I’m out.

    1539 is correct, Florida and the tea party elected not only Rick Scott, but Marco Rubio.

    Seriously Joe, you’d rather have 4 more years of Obama than Romney…….because he’s not conservative enough for your taste??? Seriously??? Four years, I might add with no worries about reelection, that thought should make your skin crawl! Seriously, you’d prefer that??? Because that’s what sitting at home pouting will bring, in fact conservatives that sat at home and pouted helped put Obama in the white house to begin with.

    Comment by Somebody — January 27, 2012 @ 9:50 pm

  5. Somebody,
    You said it!

    Comment by Mary — January 28, 2012 @ 12:00 am

  6. Thanks Mary, I could have said so much more!!!

    I ended up cutting much of it before I hit the post comment section. I will say to Joe or anyone else concerned about Romney and his conservative credentials…….please take the time to do your own research. Here’s an idea… and contrast Reagan’s tenure as governor of California with Romney’s in Massachusetts.

    I’ll leave it at that.

    Comment by Somebody — January 28, 2012 @ 9:40 am

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