Over a considerable amount of time and through the ability to do copious amounts of research, I have become reasonably good at figuring out political quandaries.
I don’t always get it exactly right but, I honestly wish I weren’t right as often as I am.
Finding the answers to questions regarding political ideology, political history, how dots are connected and the end games of certain politicians have become a passion.
I’d like to think I’ve become pretty good at it.
Currently, however, the answer to a most perplexing political question eludes me.
I’m asking for your help.
There is no cash prize involved, like the sum given to the brilliant mind which created the $50.00 light bulb but rest assured, you’ll have my unending gratitude.
Please, somebody…Explain to me exactly how…
Splitting the 2012 presidential vote between Romney, Gingrich, Paul, Cain, Palin, Johnson, Dummett, Tittle and any other number of known or unknown candidates of personal choice will defeat Obama.
Conservatives agree, after all, that Obama needs to be defeated and that if he isn’t, the situation is dire.
In that, at least, there IS agreement.
Thus, the quandary…
Clearly Romney is vastly different than Obama as Obama is a socialist and Romney a capitalist. Romney is a businessman who knows that you can’t spend your way out of debt while Obama…spend, spend, spend. Romney is all about personal responsibility, smaller government, less intrusion and lessening the tax burden on all Americans while championing small businesses.
Obama on the other hand is all about bigger government, MORE intrusion, entitlements, RAISING taxes and says that if YOU have a business – YOU didn’t build that. Somebody ELSE made that happen.
Romney has the polar opposite ideology of Obama on the issues facing our nation…The economy, jobs, the deficit, business and taxes and where Obama apologizes for America, Romney LOVES America so…Saying they’re one and the same is just silly.
Now then, we know that Romney/Ryan are about to receive the official nomination and, for those who are holding out for a brokered convention where their personal choice but not necessarily the personal choice of others, will enter the nomination through a back or side door.
News flash…That won’t happen regardless of one’s personal choice as on the first convention ballot, delegates are bound by the rules to vote for whom won their vote in the primary process and, Mitt Romney has amassed more than the required number to secure the nomination.
Yes, I know there is a lawsuit lingering but, really, were it to be successful, it would negate the entire primary process and then, there would be appeals and counter suits regarding money each state and their respective republican parties spent on that process and, let’s face the fact that none of this would be settled before November 6th at which point, without a nominee, conservatives lose the white house race.
It could also be reasonably stated that should such a mess evolve, it would make it virtually impossible for conservatives to win a majority in the senate and the resulting mess might well doom the existing conservative majority in the house.
If that’s what those hanging onto the lawsuit strategy are hoping for I rather think they’re not conservatives at all.
Okay, now then, about the list of personal favorites in the “Not Mitt” category.
How many of them have the financial backing through private grassroots or PAC donations at this point, only 86 days away from the election, to mount a sustentative challenge?
We know it’s going to take several hundred million dollars to run ads, fund campaign travel, pay campaign staff etc. So, outside of the Romney/Ryan ticket…who’s got the dough?
That of course raises other questions like, who among the “not Mitt” crowd has a nationally organized campaign staff right now and…who among them has a designated VP?
It seems to me that, in order to pose a challenge one would need both.
So, if the nomination for any on the “not Mitt” list is out, and it is out, and the lawsuit strategy is the recipe for national disaster in the senate, house and the presidential election, and it is, and nobody on the “not Mitt” list has the money or organization with but 86 days to go to mount a campaign what’s left?
And that takes me back to the original quandary.
Please…SOMEBODY explain how one group of “Not Mitters” writing in a vote for Newt while another writes in votes for Cain and others write in votes for Palin, West, Dummett, Tittle, Johnson, Paul and on and split the votes with the guy who gets the nomination, has the financial backing, the VP candidate and the national organization winds up defeating Obama.
As there are a number of “Not Mitt” supporters out there and they all think this is possible…please enlighten us.
It becomes even more curious as many of those “Not Mitt” candidates are actively supporting…Mitt.
Palin is supporting Mitt. Newt is supporting Mitt. West is supporting Mitt.
Ron Paul is not yet supporting Mitt but his son, Rand, is.
Herman Cain is supporting Mitt.
A good deal of “Anybody BUT Mitters” out there are actually supporting a “Not Mitter” who is in fact…Supporting Mitt.
That means, of course, that each group of “Anybody BUT Mitters” is supporting a “Non Mitt” candidate that THEY believe is the ONLY one bright enough and adept enough to save the republic even though they are supporting…Mitt…which all “Anybody BUT Mitters” don’t think is the one who can save the republic.
Again, I’m puzzled.
I know I’m not the ONLY one who could never figure out how the BCS rated college football teams which is why the BCS is going bye bye but, I can only assume the same mathematical equations are being employed by the “Not Mitters.”
When Bush 41 ran for reelection there was only ONE…”Not Bush” candidate and Ross Perot managed to split enough of the vote FROM Bush 41 to prevent Bush 41 from being reelected. Now, if memory serves correctly, it was the OTHER guy…Clinton…who parlayed that Bush – 1 “Not Bush” candidate split vote into a victory.
NOW…we have nearly a DOZEN, “Not Mitt” candidates to split the vote with Mitt and yet…somehow, those supporting “Not Mitt” candidate have a belief that Obama will be defeated.
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again:
You may not get everything you want with Romney but, you’ll damn sure lose everything you have with Obama.
Again…Back to my original question.
Please use the comment box below to explain, because I know I must be missing something, exactly HOW…Splitting the Conservative vote in up to a dozen ways, leads to defeating Obama.
Thanks for your assistance.