Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Santorum Suspends Campaign, Mitt's Electoral Maelstrom Begins

Today, Rick Santorum made the big political news of the day by essentially dropping out of the 2012 GOP Primary.

I don't know the reason, if it had something to do with poll numbers in his native Pennsylvania, or family concerns as his daughter Bella was hospitalized over the weekend (thoughts and prayers are with her and the Santorum family). Whatever the reason, he is no longer running, and what is notable, did not make an endorsement.

For more, click on Michelle Malkin's website, as well as The Other McCain. While the former Senator might not have been my first choice in the primary, I salute him for his run, and have to admire how he came out of nowhere and won some important primaries, as well as managed some very narrow losses, with hardly any money or organization...just a message and grassroots support. Had he been the nominee, I would have enthusiastically supported him. He's an honorable man and I hope he continues to stay active in promoting conservatism and conservative principles.

With that said, barring any miraculous turnaround that should knock him out of the race (we can only pray), it appears the GOP establishment has successfully forced their will on the GOP base and anointed a northeastern liberal and the pioneering force behind Obamacare as the 2012 Republican nominee. This despite how Willard "Mittens" Romneycare could not (save Florida after going nuclear on Newt Gingrich) win the South, could not win conservative and evangelical votes, and only appealed to more liberal/moderate voters. For all practical purposes, Romney has done his best to alienate conservative voters with not just their (rightful) suspicion of him as the biggest flip-flopper to comer from Massachusetts since John F'ing Kerry, but also his vitriolic, personal attacks against the other candidates that would have Ronald Reagan spinning in his grave over how the 11th Commandment was violated repeatedly. With a little help from his friends in the Republican establishment, I might add.

Mitt Romney has spent millions of dollars in negative ads, many of which were false, to tear down his fellow GOP primary opponents (except RuPaul), instead of making the case of why he was the most "electable" candidate. Thus, Romney leads the Republican party against the biggest domestic threat in American history, the Regime of Richard Milhous Obama, as the weakest candidate to go against an incumbent President.

Thus, Mitt Romney is now in a maelstrom of his own making.

First, he has not closed the deal with the Republican base, and has made the Karl Rovian assumption that "those Tea Party, conservative, and evangelical hicks have nowhere else to go, so they'll vote for me anyway." Nonsense! Today, and during this whole primary process, the "I'll vote 3rd party or stay home" feeling was much higher than it ever was in 2008, even with John McLame as the nominee. He's pretty much ignored the conservative base. Saying you're "severly conservative" doesn't cut the mustard, you have to prove it. Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum, though far from perfect, have done more to promote conservatism than Mitt Romney ever did.

Second (and finally), while Romney is still trying to seal up the Republican base, he will face the Chicago thuggery of the Axlerod/Obama machine, aided and abetted by their lapdogs in the media. Romney was willing to get personal with Newt, but we've seen how he doesn't have the balls to call Obama what he is (a Socialist). Add to that how the Soro$/Van Jones organized Occupy Wall Street bowel movement will spring up again, painting Romney as rich Daddy Warbucks who doesn't care about the middle class. Romney is going to be chewed up and spit out by the Obama/DNC attack machine, and it won't be funny. Those professional "conservative" pundits who said that Sarah Palin would never win because she'd take the focus off Obama will be eating their words.

So Ann (Coulter), Jennifer (Rubin), Karl (Rove), go ahead and gloat like the sore RINO winners you are. You still have to get your boy elected, and that's a tall order that is not assured.

So, my friends, this is where we are at, and the future isn't pretty. Sit back and buckle up, it's going to be a bumpy ride.

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