- Politics and Social Issues
After Romney's Failure On Tues, What Will Happen to the GOP?
How will the GOP recover from the Romney disaster?
The writing is on the wall that Romney will lose his race for President of the United States on Tues. Here are a few indications that the race is over:
- Governor Christie one of the leading voices in the Republican party praising President Obama's handling of hurricane Sandy. He is looking to the future and it doesn't include Romney.
- Romney is running around campaigning in non-swing states perhaps trying to shore up house or senate races for his party.
- Ryan has been sent into hiding so he can't do any more damage
- Campaign leaders like former NH governor Sunnunnu are putting out racially charged rhetoric trying to rally up the Archie Bunker base one last time.
- A flailing Romney campaign is putting out deparate lying ads that everyone knows is false but they don't care because lies are all the campaign has left.
From all measurements of politics, the Romney/Ryan race for the White House will most likely go down as one of the most poorly run campaigns in history and the biggest blown chance the GOP could ever expect at trying to retake the White House.
Here we have an economy still reeling from a deep recession. An economy just now showing positive growth in jobs, housing numbers and consumer confidence. You also have a black president so you can count on a certain percentage of American votes being racists. You also have a major healthcare reform that the American public has a hard time understanding.
But Romney just couldn't get any traction against Obama's track record of solid foreign policy, the killing of Bin Laden, ending of the Iraq war, passing equal pay for equal work, ending don't ask don't tell, passing major healthcare reform, and U.S. saving the auto industry. Not even with the support of Fox News, America's most watched cable news network.
How did the GOP blow it? By nominating a man whose track record was being the governor of a liberal state, a man who represents the 1 percent - the rich among the rich, the people of Wall St. who screwed over the American economy, a man who belongs to (by most people's standards) a weird cult religion, and a man whose strange robotic mannerisms makes people think he is from outer space.
But the GOP also blew it by fielding a primary season full of wackos. The only level headed one in the bunch was Jon Huntsman and he never got out of New Hampshire. The rest jumped in the clown car and headed off to demonstrate that the GOP is the party of extremists and far out tea party craziness. How else in the year of Occupy Wall St and the decline of the middle class would Thurston Howell Romney, a man with money stashed offshore in Cayman Islands and Swiss bank accounts, a man who would even release his tax records, a man who made a killing gutting companies and shipping jobs to China, a man would can look you in the eye and lie his ass off, ever rise to the top of the ticket?
Indeed the GOP party went to bed with the religious right, the Tea Party and libertarian extremists. They've been killing off their own moderates either be attrition or election. They force their members to sign "no tax" pledges and they allow themselves to be bought outright by mega-rich people like the Koch brothers and big coal.
If that were not bad enough they have filled their ranks with rape defending, women hating, climate change deigning, gay hating religious nut bags who seem bent on taking the country back to puritan New England.
How can a party with so many problems move forward from this? Truly the number of angry old white men, the GOP base, is in decline. Without a major overhaul of the GOP's positions and a distinct move of the party to a more moderate center, I can't imagine this party being viable as America moves forward to the new challenges that await.
Read this funny account of Romney's dream!
- Mitt Romney Wakes From A Dream
Mitt Romney dreams about doing all the things he says he will do on day one if he gets elected.