Mitt Romney as the Nominee: Conservatism Dies and Barack Obama Wins

Mitt Romney will not go on Special Report with Brett Baier to answer the tough questions as the other candidates have done. No worries. Conservatives will bitch and moan for a few days and Romney will claim it was a scheduling issue, he’d always meant to go on, and he will go on.

Should Mitt Romney win the Presidency, conservatives will find this pattern play out repeatedly. Romney will head in a direction conservatives do not like and they will bitch and moan repeatedly and maybe, just maybe, he’ll part his hair in their direction.

We’ve seen this play out over and over. Jon Huntsman comes up with the best economic plan of all the candidates, Herman Cain follows up with 999, Perry comes out with a flat tax, and Romney refuses to do anything. Until he does something.

Mitt Romney is not the George W. Bush of 2012 — he is the Harriet Miers of 2012, only conservative because a few conservative grand pooh-bahs tell us Mitt Romney is conservative and for no other reason.

That is precisely why Mitt Romney will not win in 2012. But no worry, once he loses, Republican establishment types will blame conservatives for not doing enough for Mitt Romney, never mind that Mitt Romney has never been able to sell himself to more than 25% of the GOP voters. It’s not his fault though, it is the 75%’s fault.

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  • Anne Hansen

    Being a conservative isn’t a label or name, it’s a way of life. We have many beliefs that can’t be changed and will never die out. Our best hope is in raising conservative children. Let the democrats have their gay marrage and pro abortion agenda. At least they won’t procreate. Guess that’s the silver lining in this big mess. I still believe their will always be conservatives in this nation and that we are growing in numbers. We just let the sixties shape our nation to long and we have a price to pay for being to apathetic. We are awake now!

    • Dave M

      Well said. We have to remember that liberal cockroaches infested our lives while we were asleep at the wheel and they ARE and will continue to be the minority if we don’t abdicate the raising of our children to the government complex.