Are Top Republicans Out to Derail Romney Nomination?Submitted by pmpowell001 on Thu, 07/26/2012 - 18:13
Are Top Republicans Out to Derail Romney's
July 22, 2012 By Joe Rothstein
About this time four years ago, Hillary Clinton’s supporters were still hoping for a late-breaking game changer that would tip the delegate board and derail Barack Obama before the Democratic convention. Like the Clinton supporters four years ago, many Republican leaders and activists have not given up the idea of a last minute reprieve from a Mitt Romney candidacy.
Yes, Romney has enough delegate commitments to be nominated.
But until those commitments become delegate votes he’s still what the media
refer to him as, the “presumptive nominee.” Presumptive, as in “presume.”
But let’s presume that Romney’s continued stonewalling of the release of his tax returns clicks in with voters as a serious blemish on Romney's character and his poll numbers begin to tank. Or presume that he does release those tax records and they prove what many suspect--that he didn’t pay any taxes at all in 2008 or 2009, or that he took advantage of a no-IRS-prosecution amnesty given in 2009 to Americans with Swiss bank accounts, or that Romney’s returns contradict claims he’s been making about his Bain experience.