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Romney needed 51+

Update: [I recognize that this 3rd repost-repost could be considered “sour grapes”… it isn’t.  I will vote for this guy if it comes to that.  My point here is only that Mitt should have taken a big Blue state with at least 51% regardless of who was in the race save John McCain.  I will say the same of California.  This victory is not a detour from the road to a brokered convention.]

Mitt Romney cannot be happy about the Illinois GOP Primary.

Mitt Romney cannot be happy about the Nevada GOP Primary.

 

Mitt Romney cannot be happy about the Florida GOP Primary.

This one was not about the delegates so much as it was about momentum. Mitt really needed over 50% of the vote in order to try to make some kind of definitive statement regarding the permanence of his front-runner validation of his “chosen nominee” status. After the tie in Iowa and the loss in S.C. and the southern states he must be getting concerned. He knows that all that has to happen is Gingrich or Santorum to run out of money, drop out, and those votes (the majority at least) will migrate to “anybody but mitt”.

The next two weeks will be interesting indeed.

Note:  Even Karl Rove is trying to create a distinction without a difference in qualifying the meaning of “brokered” vs. “contested” convention.  I would remind the admittedly brilliant political guru (like him or not) that a “contested” convention immediately becomes a “brokered” convention the moment anyone other than (in addition to…) the current slate of candidates is up for consideration.  It doesn’t mean that Mitt or Newt or Rick will not end up with the nod…  The fact that Rove is spending time splitting hairs is evidence that this eventuality is highly likely.


Keep on goin’!

Why would a brokered convention be exactly what needs to happen? Well…

let me explain a few things for those of you who are buying into the idea that the nominee should be chosen by now.

First, if that were the case then there would never be a need for a convention.
Second, the Primary process is the way we handle “multiple party” issues without having multiple parties and ending up with leaders like Hitler.
Third, the ultimate nominee will have to adopt the party platform which is hashed out during the primaries. It is this process that determines what the base wants.

Since all you are hearing are the negatives regarding this process from no less notable figures as Barbara Bush and Dick Morris I will not bore you with listing them.
But what I will do is tell you the enormous benefits outside of what I listed above.

First, having multiple candidates stay in through the convention prohibits the Democrats from focusing their energy and money demonizing a single specific individual thus watering down their message.
Second, it allows the candidates to keep the President on the defensive from multiple angles leaving him to try to answer various attacks rather than a single foe.
Third, what better way to create huge ratings for a convention than to have it brokered? So… what better way to get conservative messages out for the public to consider? Nobody stops to watch a party, but everybody stops to watch a fight. Even the Leftists will be tuning in… and they might learn something… doubtful, but there is a chance.

Finally, this election will be about Obama… it has long been my opinion that we could run Bozo the Clown and win given the horrible results from our current presidents socialist “solutions”. Whomever the nominee is will win regardless. It is certainly no threat that we might not know who that is until September 1st… in fact it is to our advantage. That would give the Leftists less time to create issues that don’t exist like a “war on women”.  (I seem to remember all of these brilliant political advisors telling us over the years that no-one pays attention until three weeks out anyway.  So what has changed?)

I think I can speak for all of us when I say the base doesn’t really need to know these candidates any better than we currently do given the 20+ debates and endless surges and coverage we have enjoyed over the last number of months.
Stop buying into the conventional wisdom… or in this case the non-brokered conventional wisdom.

If you’re thinking clearly… a brokered convention is the answer… and we may finally get it right.


NEWT’s X-wife!

Why is the Left so afraid?

Many of us are ready ro review the horror story that is Newt Gingrich’s private life.  In fact I bought popcorn for this evenings bitter ex-wife expose.  This is going to be fun!  So why you might ask am I going to vote for Newt if he is the nominee?  Easy… I’m voting for the least Socialist Candidate of the two parties.

This is why the left is terrified of him.  Gingrich has not run as a social conservative which takes an old stand-by out of the leftist political playbook.  The hypocrisy accusation.  They have long enjoyed the ability to wag the finger of hypocrisy at the conservative while making sure their candidate stands for nothing thus getting a pass.  Without this sure-fire distraction they might have to talk about economics… uh-oh.  This is a last-ditch attempt to knock out the guy that is most difficult to demagogue.

It is exactly this that led ABC to conduct this interview in the first place.  All of this wringing of hands over when to air it is window dressing compared to the decision to do it in the first place.  I have to say though, I’m glad they did it.  It’s good to remind us of the fact that our position on social issues is not what is bankrupting this country.  I do not believe that this interview is going to create a mass defection from Newt as too many of us have or know that older, bitter, angry and slightly less good-looking ex-spouse who is hell-bent on making our lives miserable.  If anything I think we will see a slight rally.

Hey you Bill Clinton supporters… I thought our private lives didn’t matter?  I happen to agree.

Anyway, I have to put the beer in the fridge and find a popcorn bowl big enough so I don’t have to get up to fill it.  Thank you ABC!