Dr. Milton Wolf questions the Romney electability myth:
The Washington establishment, ever a font of wisdom, has chosen its candidate. Mitt Romney’s victory in the Republican primaries, the insiders say, is a fait accompli. They claim he’s the most electable, the safe bet. Fine; let’s play along for the moment and consider what the Democrats have in store for him in the general election.They haven't had to; it's just a given. Then there's that photo:
Recall that before Barack Obama trounced John McCain in 2008, Mr. McCain trounced Mr. Romney. But that’s not the worst of it. Mr. Romney’s Massachusetts electoral record hardly inspires confidence. He was elected initially in 2002 but couldn’t crack 50 percent of the popular vote. By the end of his first and only term, he had an anemic 34 percent approval rating and a 65 percent disapproval rating. Survey USA ranked Mr. Romney’s popularity 48th out of the 50 governors. With that, the supposedly electable Mitt Romney walked away rather than face the voters.
Can someone please explain why we should believe he’s suddenly so darn electable now?
If you still don’t believe the Obama-friendly media are hoping Mitt Romney wins the GOP nomination, Google “Mitt Romney money picture” and ask yourself why the media are - for now - holding back this unseemly photo. It shows the former Massachusetts governor beside his former business partners with cash pouring out of their pockets, lapels, shirt collars and even a few body orifices. Even unapologetic champions of the free market cringe with anticipation of the bonanza that photo provides for Team Obama, which already loves to blame the weak economy on “fat-cat” bankers. This photo will be Exhibit A.And then there's Newt. His negatives are too numerous to mention right now. But for a guy with such a giant brain, and a Catholic to boot, his recent statement on when life begins doesn't make much sense. I've been hearing lately that lots of Catholics are supporting him. I will try to wrap my incredulous head around this bizarro phenomenon during the social hour after Mass today and get back to you.
It's time for a second look at Rick Perry, conservatives. One supporter puts it this way: "I don’t have to convince myself that he’s a changed man in order to feel good about my choice."
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