Days of Change

Day 1181 – Who Will Save Your Soul?

January 29, 2012

For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?

Matthew 16:26, King James version

For the record, I believe Mitt Romney has a soul. Still, it’s not my concern. I’m thinking of the soul of the Republican Party. The Republican Party has gone from anti-slavery to anti-Communist to anti-government. Of course, anti-government takes different forms. People talk about corporations being people, but the government of the United States is so powerful and expensive it dwarfs the influence of all other countries put together. I think there’s somewhere in between no government and monster that is poised for a financial day of reckoning that will take down the globe.

Take a look at Romney supporters versus the few who are starting to come out of the woodwork for Gingrich. Romney has men like John McCain, George H.W. Bush, Mike Huckabee and Bob Dole. These are men who’ve all run for president and been in government for decades. They are what the establishment looks like. Newt is supported by people like Allen West, Fred Thompson and possibly Sarah Palin. The are relative neophytes who have embraced what is known as the Tea Party.

Mitt Romney has locked into the Barack Obama strategy. Push aside the ideological aspects of your party, focus on a centrist, general election message and rain hellfire upon those who try to stop you. The key is two-fold. You need your opponents to endorse you (Romney got his 2008 pals to do that) and get the base worked up enough to vote for you.

If Mitt Romney gets the nomination, his pattern of attack leaves him open to a lot of conservative backlash. Tea Party groups initially said they would support the nominee, even if it’s Romney, but most are campaigning for Newt. They are what the Republican Party looks like now and Mitt will need them.

The 2008 elections proved most of the Democratic base are sheeple. Will 2012 prove that for Republicans as well?

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