Romney, The Disposable Candidate: Does the RNC Really Want to Win in 2012?Submitted by M.G. on Sat, 09/01/2012 - 08:27
I question if the RNC really wants to win in 2012. If so, why was the establishment,from the beginning, promote a candidate that had a health care program of his own? And why would they pick a candidate that no one is enthusiastic about or really likes?
This is not to say that Romney doesn't want to win, but I think strategically as a party, they are willing to lose another election. The party leadership, in both parties, are not concerned about the country as much as they are concerned about power.
Obiviously they can't sit out as a party and not present a candidate, so they nominate a disposable candidate like they did with McCain in 2008.
Given the economy, the wars and going against the first black candidate, did the Repubicans expect to lose in 2008? And now do they really want to unseat the first black president and have potentional racial blowback for doing so? Are they content with Obama getting another 4 years and not being able to run again, so the Republicans can win in 2016? Or do they expect the economy is only going to get worse and want Obama to take the blame? Do they see a win in 2016 as a better way to get the next 8-12 years of Republican rule in the White House?
I could be totally wrong. I just wonder at times, with candidate like McCain and Romney, if Repubilcans really want to win. And isn't voting for a deposible candidate really throwing my vote away?