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Mitt Romney tells us how he really feels about the Republican base

February 29, 2012

  As is evidenced by the rise of Newt Gingrich, Herman Cain, Rick Perry, and Rick Santorum at various points in the campaign it is clear that Mitt Romney has a problem with the more conservative wing of the Republican party. Conservatives do not trust Mitt Romney and they have been trying to find a conservative alternative to him since the very beginning of the primary season.

  And there is good reason for conservatives to be concerned about a Mitt Romney presidency; he holds no true core beliefs other than his belief that he deserves to be president and he will do or say whatever it takes for him to reach his goal, and once reached he will do or say whatever it takes for him to remain in power. This is the main reason why Mitt Romney is having so much trouble gaining momentum in this race and claiming the mantle that everyone said was his before a single vote was cast. This is why he hasn’t yet sealed the deal.

  Mitt Romney is no conservative and with the words he uttered earlier today conservatives should once again call into question how Mitt Romney actually feels about them. Simply put, Mitt Romney doesn’t care for the Republican base and in fact may harbor a little animosity toward the base.

  Here is some of what he had to say:

“It’s very easy to excite the base with incendiary comments,” Romney  told reporters.

“We’ve seen throughout the campaign that if you’re willing to say really outrageous things that are accusative and attacking of President Obama, that you’re going to jump up in the polls

  So according to Mitt Romney, the base is easy to excite because all the conservatives are interested in is attacking the president. It can easily be assumed that Mitt Romney feels as if the base can be neglected because they simply are only interested in attacking the president and must have no other interests in mind. This shows the same type of disdain for the voters that Barack Obama once displayed when he said bitter Americans were clinging to their bibles and to their guns and this should do nothing to endear the Republican base to the presumptive nominee. It is insulting actually.

  But as if this weren’t troublesome enough, Mitt Romney went on to confirm another worry that conservatives have about him–that he isn’t tough enough to go after Barack Obama once he wins the nomination:

You know, I’m not willing to light my hair on fire to try and get support. I am who I am

  One of the reasons John McCain failed in his bid to become president is the fact that he didn’t go after Barack Obama during the campaign, he was too afraid to do so and now it appears as if Mitt Romney is prepared to make the same mistake.

  I find it interesting that Mitt Romney seems as if he will not be willing to come out against Barack Obama with guns blazing–claiming that isn’t who he is–when he found it so easy to hammer Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum with negative attack ads throughout this campaign. (And who leaked that fake email to CNN about Newt Gingrich trying to persuade his ex-wife to get an abortion shortly before the South Carolina primary?) I also find it interesting that Mitt Romney has no problem impugning the integrity of fellow Republican candidates and then blasting these same candidates for using the same tactics against Barack Obama.

  Why is it that Mitt Romney seems to hold the Republican base in such contempt, and why is he more willing to attack the Republican candidates than it seems he will be to attack Barack Obama?

  Could it be that his political ideology aligns more closely with Barack Obama than with the Republican base?

13 Comments leave one →
  1. February 29, 2012 10:09 pm

    I heard a talking head on Fox today who was clearly a Romney supporter. She sneered about the conservative wing of the party which, in her opinion, are only about 12% of the party. If that represents Romney’s view, he will not beat Obama. Besides that, he is about as exciting to watch as watching paint dry.


    • February 29, 2012 11:10 pm

      Honestly Jim, I think the election is already lost. And I also feel as if Romney is one of the worst candidate we could have nominated. We were told he was the most electable candidate from the beginning but Obama’s whole campaign has been designed with Romney in mind. From the 99%ers to Romneycare, this is the man Obama wants to face.


  2. March 1, 2012 1:49 am

    Well the kicker is… if Romney is the nominee, who will the base vote for? We know that answer as does he.


    • March 1, 2012 8:38 pm

      That is what he is banking on and because he assumed he would win the nomination easily he decided to camapign as if he were already in the general election. But I am not so sure the base will show up to vote for him; his attack ads against his opponents are really not sitting well with the supporters of those candidates and they may just say to hell with Mitt. I am seriously considering voting for the libertarian candidate, if the country continues to slide downwards Obama might as well take the fall because I don’t think any of the Republicans would do what is really needed to stop the decline.


      • March 1, 2012 11:29 pm

        Yeah, Obama and Romney seem to be two peas in a pod. Seriously hoping the Libertarian candidate is truly a libertarian this time around.


      • March 2, 2012 4:35 pm

        It sounds like it will be Gary Johnson.


      • March 2, 2012 4:56 pm

        On the surface does not seem to be a bad choice. Of course, as always, the devil is going to be in the details.


      • March 2, 2012 9:45 pm

        The thing is that he probably won’t be considered a serious threat to either Barack Obama or the Republican nominee to gain him the scrutiny, so he could slip under the radar. The details may never come out if he isn’t considered a threat, however if it looks like he is taking votes away from the Republicans I am sure they will go after him. At this point I would vote for him if the only other candidates are Obama and Romney. Of course, I am talking tough right now, but will I be able to back it up when it comes time to vote? I don’t know because I swore I wouldn’t vote for McCain but I did any way.


  3. March 1, 2012 1:12 pm

    Steve – I agree, the election is lost for the simple fact that there are so many ignorant and under educated voters – more proof that the educational system has failed in teaching “critical” thinking and the media, including the Hollywood crowd, have so damaged the American pysche that many cannot distinguish truth from fact anymore.

    Add to that, Romney has the personality of a ‘dial tone.’ Americans seem to worship smooth talking political pimps, a talent in which Obama far exceeds the rest of the pack of run of the mill political pimps.

    Romney is just another malignant narcissist trying to work his way into the club house. The only difference between him and Obama is Romney can’t sing worth a dam.

    To quote a great American, (I don’t mean Tom Hanks), “Stupid is as stupid does.”


    • March 1, 2012 8:39 pm

      We say the education system has failed, but I think it is working exactly as the left had hoped it would. In their minds the education system is a success.


  4. March 1, 2012 9:46 pm

    I should clarify, in agreement with you, that the education system has been designed to promote dependency and failure. You might say, the “perfect storm” leading to government control of a once free people – us….WM



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