Mitt Romney claims a brokered convention would be a gift to Barack Obama
Look, if we go all the way to the convention we would be – we would [be] signaling our doom in terms of replacing President Obama,” Romney said on Fox News.
“You’re going to see me getting the delegates I need to become the nominee and we sure as heck are not going to go to a convention. All the way to the end of August to select a nominee, and have campaigns working during the convention?” Romney said. “Why, can you imagine anything that would be a bigger gift to Barack Obama than us not having a nominee until the end of August? That’s just not going to happen
Let me answer your question Mitt: Yes, I can imagine a bigger gift to Barack Obama than a brokered convention. The Republicans could nominate a big government, liberal ex-governor of Massachusetts who raised millions of dollars in fees (taxes?) on Massachusetts residents (especially gun owners,) supported healthcare mandates, bailouts, and cap and trade policies before he was against them. That would be one hell of a gift to Barack Obama because it would effectively neutralize several of the biggest issues in the general election and would give Barack Obama an opponent who simply isn’t all that different from the failed president, thusly handing a victory to Barack Obama.
Mitt Romney is opposed to a brokered convention for one reason, and one reason only; it would mean that he failed to seal the deal, it would mean that he failed to win over conservatives because they can see right through his well crafted disguise and understand that he is not the man he claims to be. Mitt Romney feels as if he is entitled to the nomination and he is aghast at the prospect that he could possibly lose what he feels is rightfully his. I would argue that a brokered convention would provide the Republicans with the only chance–albeit a slight one at that–at offering the people a candidate who can beat Barack Obama because I feel Mitt Romney might be the least likely candidate in the field with a chance of defeating Barack Obama. I scoff at the notion being forced upon the American people by the establishment and the media that Mitt Romney is the most electable candidate.
What Mitt Romney is basically telling voters is this: stop screwing around with the nomination process, give in and accept that he is the nominee, and stop voting for other candidates because it is useless. I find his assertion that he is the Republican anointed one to be just a little bit offensive–and quite Obama-like–and the voters will decide who should be the nominee. We certainly do not need an arrogant, self-centered politician telling us who we should vote for. We already have one of those in the White House and it hasn’t worked out too well, has it?
Mitt Romney is not making the case that voters should consider him for president based on his political beliefs because he has none, he will do and say whatever he feels it will take for him to win the nomination, so instead he is trying to intimidate voters into supporting him by playing the “Obama card” because it is all he has left at this point. Mitt Romney is using the politics of fear to scare voters into voting for him, and if the Republicans do end up nominating him they will be thrust into years of irrelevancy.