I can’t say I agree with everything Robert Ringer writes in his piece at the Southern Political Report, but most of it is spot on. Here’s a couple excerpts:
If it weren’t so tragic and there weren’t so much at stake, the tiptoe strategy of the Romney Tepid Team would actually be funny to watch. Here you have a group of archetypal RINOs who were clever and tough enough to figure out how to destroy the relatively weak Republican primary field while Romney patiently waited his turn – next in line behind John McMush – to be anointed by the Republican establishment.
Since the Republican debates ended, however, Romney has been so weak-kneed that he’s barely been able to keep pace with a president whom everyone but the most naive among us now realizes is a dedicated Marxist. Romney and his Tepid Team apparently feel confident that he can quietly slip through the clogged media filters all the way to Tampa, get the official nomination, then squeak out a win in November without making a wave in the process.
But it may not be quite that easy for Romney, because he still has to figure out how to deal with those pesky P & P problems: Sarah Palin and Ron Paul. You can just feel the fear emanating from the Romney control-and-command center at the thought of these two highly principled liberty lovers roaming around loose.
To the great annoyance of the Republican establishment, Tea Party favorite Sarah Palin has never officially endorsed him. Worse, on numerous occasions she has warned the Romney people that they had better pay attention to Ron Paul’s message. The truth be known, Palin’s ideological beliefs are a lot closer to Ron Paul’s than to Mitt Romney’s.
The gonadless Romney team knows it cannot afford to allow Palin to speak at the convention, because she might – Gasp! – say what she really believes about the whole odoriferous situation that Republicans have once again managed to get themselves into.
Worse still, they haven’t even officially invited Palin to the convention. This is beyond a slap in the face. But, in a spirit of charity, let’s be sympathetic to Mitt Romney’s dilemma. Watching a turtle cross the road would be more exciting than listening to Romney speak in Tampa, so how in the world can the Tepid Team afford to take a chance on Sarah Palin’s working the crowd into a frenzy?
After all, a Palin-induced frenzy would be a stark reminder to true conservatives that the guys in the over-starched white collars and size small jockey shorts have once again succeeded in commandeering the Republican nominating process – and we all know how that usually plays out, even if they win.
If Ron Paul and Sarah Palin do not endorse Romney, and if a large number of their supporters stay away from the polls on November 6, the Marxmeister in the White House, who did everything he possibly could to self-destruct, could actually achieve the unthinkable: win reelection!
Read Ringer’s entire article here. Speaking of inspiring campaigns, included in roughly 8-10 pieces of junk mail I receive weekly from the Mittster was the valuable swag pictured below, no doubt destined to become a collector’s item some day:
Wow! My own personal Mitt Card. It even has my name on it. And I’m a charter member, no less. I’m convinced, inspired even. Where’s my wallet?