POTUS Politics 101

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The Pink Flamingo has been going back and forth on Twitter, with a devoted Romney supporter.  In many ways, it is rather sad.  There is a pathetic reality they obviously don’t comprehend, or don’t realize applies, even to them.  They also have very difficult time grasping rudimentary civility and manners.  Just because we are in a contentious political season is no reason to jettison manners and basic human decency.  When things are over, we go back and mend fences.  If you allow a political argument to destroy individuals, and to ruin a person’s character, then there is something wrong with you.  You don’t treat people like dirt, even your political enemy. You also do not give over to political hatred. When you do, you cross the line toward evil.

“…”I can’t tell you today how realistic it is that we will get to an open convention and I can’t tell you today with any certainty that I will be the nominee,” he said. “But I can tell you a couple things. Despite 6 years of campaigning, $40 million dollars of his own money, millions raised from Wall Street – largely from people who got our tax money from the bailout – Governor Romney doesn’t have it locked down. And we have no obligation to back off and concede anything until he does.”…” Newt Gingrich

There is a rather, grim reality that needs to be faced, by Romney’s CMSM supporters and his conservative cheerleaders, before it is too late.

“...A big part of Romney’s problem, as ABC’s Gary Langer explains in his analysis of the new poll, is that “core Republican voters” don’t much like him—in sharp contrast to Obama, whose troubles with the Democratic base seem to be over...”

There are certain political realities everyone who has an ounce of sense knows.  First of all, Massachusetts liberals

ABC News

“…“He started this campaign in the aftermath of that tea party victory in 2010,” Clinton said, “when all the people on the far right of the Republican party actually believed a majority of the voters had embraced the specific things they were saying. So it created a horrible dilemma for Romney. And the poor man who got in trouble for the Etch-a-Sketch remark. That’s like the saying, ‘There is nothing more damaging in politics than telling the truth.’ I mean, the truth is, that’s what he’s gotta do.”…”

Clinton said Romney has to “convince the swing voters that he’ll be moderate enough and open enough and inclusive enough to be an effective president, and effective on the economy. And hope that the Republican base voters say, ‘Well, okay, so he maybe wasn’t as right-wing as he claimed to be in the primary. Still more conservative than President Obama. I guess I’ll vote for him anyway and I won’t stay home.’ That’s a much harder job. So I doubt if he can do it. But it’s going to be interesting to watch.”

When a man’s wife is considered a reason people will vote for him, well, we’re screwed.

“...The Romney campaign has been using Ann Romney heavily to humanize her husband, and it’s a role she’s expected to continue to play. But the USA Today numbers paint a lopsided picture that, if accurate, will necessitate a harder push by Romney in the general election with a voting bloc that happens to comprise half the electorate….”

No one votes for a First Lady, they vote for her husband – or – as in the case of the Pink Flamingo, refuse to vote for him.

“…“She’s terribly important in that she is actually Mitt’s connection to the base,” said GOP strategist Alex Castellanos, who worked on Romney’s 2008 presidential effort. “His link to the base doesn’t come from ideology. It comes from family values channeled through Ann. She’s the authentic core of Romney’s conservative principles.”…”

Politics 101 states that the party who nominates a man who cannot carry his own home state, is doing down in flames. It is that simple.

Racer2012

There is an old staying, “As Ohio Goes, So Goes the Nation”. Well – Ohio is not going to Romney.  We lose Ohio, and that’s all folks.

Cleveland Plain Dealer

“...But the Romney candidacy represents literally a quantum leap forward. It is governed by rules that are bizarre and appear to go against everyday experience and common sense. To be honest, even people like Mr. Fehrnstrom who are experts in Mitt Romney’s reality, or “Romneality,” seem bewildered by its implications; and any person who tells you he or she truly “understands” Mitt Romney is either lying or a corporation….”

You can’t put lipstick on this pig.  It doesn’t fly.  It defies logic.

Race 42012
Langer Research

“…Beyond all these considerations, the deeper fear in RomneyLand must be that their candidate is just not terribly likable once voters get to know him. In early 2008, when he was last running for president, his approval/disapproval ratings were similarly poor (28/43 in NBC/WSJ poll; 34/46 in ABC/WaPo poll; 32/42 in USAT/Gallup poll). Given his famous difficulty in connecting with average voters, and his tendency to commit regular gaffes drawing attention to his wealth and unusual background, perhaps he has the same affliction as his recent rival Newt Gingrich, who for nearly two decades has followed a pattern of momentary popularity (at least among Republicans) followed by a return to gravity…”

You don’t eat  your own.

Michelle Malkin

Mitt Romney is going to lose in November.

And… we will.

“….In November, nearly 22 million Hispanics will be eligible to vote, the most ever and an increase of more than 2 million in 2008, according to the Pew Hispanic Center, a nonpartisan group. In that election, Sen. John McCain pulled in support from about 31 percent of Hispanic voters, a double-digit decrease from 2004, when George W. Bush won the election with an estimated 40 percent to 44 percent of Hispanic voters.

“The good news for us is the Hispanics and the country as a whole are center-right,” said Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), who said tying the DREAM Act to more H1-B visas could amount to an election-year deal. “The bad news for us is that we’re bleeding among that demographic.”

But a late December Pew poll found that just 23 percent supported Romney in a head-to-head matchup with Obama. And a Fox News Latino poll released earlier this month found just 14 percent of voters would support Romney over Obama….”

Politico

One of the reasons he is going to go down in flames is because of his arrogant treatment of Hispanics. His panderers, like Ann Coulter, aren’t helping things, either.

Mediaite

The real problem – we’re dealing with a candidate who has no personality, no core values, no warmth, no appeal, no likability.  There is nothing but an obsession to be POTUS – any way he can do it.

“...This adviser, who had coached Sen. John McCain in 2008, wanted to double down on the campaign’s earlier inclination to let Romney embrace his fortune for the sake of authenticity, though in a less off-putting and awkward fashion — more self-made man, less Richie Rich.

“John could do ten minutes of a town hall and get a crowd with him. He’d tell the same jokes every stop, but people thought, ‘That’s John McCain.’ And so people knew where John’s core was. They may not have agreed with him on everything, but they knew he had a core. They knew he was a real person. Mitt Romney is still a big question mark. What’s his core? Does this guy have a core, or is this just a guy running because he wants to be president? And I think that has dogged him from day one.”…”

Wikipedia

This is reality.  Mass. has 11 Electoral College votes.  Mitt Romney is NOT going to carry his “home” state.  Michigan has 16 votes.  He is not going to carry that “home” state.  He’s already down by 27 votes.  By presuming to nominate Mitt Romney, the GOP is already handing Barack Obama 27 votes we are going to need in November.

Only those lacking in wisdom cannot comprehend that there is no possible way Mitt Romney can defeat Barack Obama.  He’s not going to be able to carry New Mexico, Oklahoma, or even Arizona.  Those are solid GOP states.  If Gary Johnson runs libertarian, look for him to make a strong showing in NM, OK, TX, CL, and AZ.  If so, Romney is doomed.

Just why is this man electable?

 

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