Steve McCann: One Way or Another, a Romney Nomination Spells the Demise of the GOP

An excellent piece by Steve McCann appears today at the American Thinker. Here’s an excerpt:

Mitt  Romney, by his actions in Massachusetts both campaigning for the U.S. Senate and  as Governor, has shown himself to be more than willing to compromise with the  Left and the Democrats.   He has proposed and passed the socialist  RomneyCare policy, pro-abortion regulations, and gun control, and raised  numerous taxes and fees while increasing spending dramatically.    During the current campaign he refuses to call Barack Obama what he is; instead  Romney refers to him as just “being over his head.”

If  ever a candidate mirrored the mindset and approach of George H.W. Bush, it is  Mitt Romney.

This  is the last hurrah of the Republican establishment.   The  conservatives and libertarians will vote for Romney in November, but only  because he is not Barack Obama.  There will be no enthusiasm, which will  hurt the down ballot contests for the U.S. Senate, the House and state  governorships.   Despite the factors weighing against Obama in this  upcoming election, it will be a much closer contest that it should be; perhaps a  razor thin victory for Romney.

If  Romney were to lose the election, there will be a grass-roots revolt against the  Republican Party which will spell its demise.   If he wins and the  nation, through the mis-directed policies of Romney and the Republicans in the  Congress, continues on its current path of compromising and nibbling around the  edges of the nation’s problems, then Romney will be the last Republican  president and the specter of the Democrats re-assuming power will be a  reality.

This  is not only the most important election for the nation in over a century but  also one that will determine the fate of a political party founded in 1854 in  opposition to slavery and the corruption in the Democratic  Party.

I disagree with McCann’s contention that the election will be close.  Despite Obama’s disastrous record, if Romney’s the GOP nominee, he’ll will romp to re-election in a landslide as Romney will have to spend the entire general election campaign convincing deeply skeptical conservatives to vote for him.  Obama will have free reign to go after the moderates and independents and he’ll have a billion dollars and the national media with which to do so.

The deeply unpopular ObamaCare will be neutralized as an issue by the existence of RomneyCare, and Obama’s dismal employment record will be obfuscated in a blizzard of negative Bain Capital ads designed to paint Mitt as an out-of-touch multimillionaire who likes to fire people.  Fair or unfair, does anyone doubt such a campaign will work against the patrician Romney? If he’s the nominee, as appears all but inevitable, conservatives should concentrate their resources on re-taking the Senate and holding the House as both tasks are going to be far more difficult with the Romney ball and chain at the top of the ticket. Read McCann’s entire piece here. It’s excellent.

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