Awesome: why the GOP wants Romney (to lose)Submitted by PKnuckle101 on Fri, 04/13/2012 - 12:17
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The Republican Party establishment does not want to win back the White House in 2012. Here is why:
President Obama's policies are rallying independents and conservatives against him and the Democratic Party at large. Well, Fox News' reporting of his Administration is doing the rallying-- but the GOP (and every conservative pundit with increased viewership) are the benefactors. So why stop a good thing? If President Obama has helped the GOP pull a complete swing-around on political power at the State level in just 3 years...why stop him when he's on a roll.
2. Because the GOP does not want to own the problems of the next 4 years. They do not want to enact the changes it would take to survive the coming fiscal train wreck, hence they don't want Ron Paul getting the nomination and winning the White House back. But just as badly, they don't want to put a "(R)" next to the name of the President. Then, just as we have unfairly blamed President Obama for every problem in America over the last 3 years, the Republican President (and hence Republican Party) will be to blame for every problem in the next 4 years. And you think $16 TRILLION dollar National Debt and a downgrade of our credit rating was bad? Please. Keep your eye on Europe as their fiscal house of cards falls down.
3. Lastly, if they DID when the White House back...and if they didn't actually make any changes they promised in all their pandering rhetoric, So What? They would absolutely 100% suffer the wrath of a vengeful Tea Party. The Tea Party, as diverse and fractured as it has become during the Presidential Primary season, would tear apart President Romney when he backtracked on everything he has said. And we know he will. He's not just a flip-flopper, he's a liar. Conservative pundits and Tea Party Leaders that sold out would be left hanging in the wind, looking like idiots, if their man Romney actually sat in the Oval Office.
So no, the GOP establishment does not want the White House in 2012. They want it in 2016, but they're happy with state legislatures and the US Congress for now. They think another 4 years of these same policies wont hurt that much. Boy, are they wrong. So, much like the Democratic Party with John Kerry...the GOP is happy nominating Mitt Romney- knowing that he will lose and they get another 4 years to blame everything on the President. And if Ron Paul was kind enough to run third party, no matter how good he would do, they can blame their loss on him. Now, if they could just get that pesky Libertarian to go away and quit bringing up solutions.