Skip to comments.How Romney and Our Republic Can Win (Part 1)
Posted on 05/01/2012 1:42:27 AM PDT by Kaslin
With President Barack Obama's officially starting his campaign this Saturday, many are wondering whether the GOP front-runner and former Massachusetts governor, Mitt Romney, has a real chance at winning the general election. But I know a way he could pull it off, and my wife, Gena, even dreamed about it.
I said that I would vote for whichever candidate won the GOP nomination. As of this writing, it appears to be Romney. Truthfully, I believe that Mitt has the skills and organization to defeat Obama and stop his fundamental transformation of America. We all know what four more years of increased socialistic decisions would do to our country.
By all reasonable rationale and political forecast, in a couple of months Romney will reach the necessary delegate count and become the Republican Party's official nominee. And before the GOP fractures with a third-party candidate (as it did in 1992 and 1996) and hands over the election again in doing so, I want to propose to Romney a way to rally the GOP base and even, I believe, those who dislike him.
Typically, this is the time when we all speculate about the GOP nominee's choice for vice president -- his running mate -- and we pray to God that his decision is so magnanimous that it instantly will rally the entire spectrum of political preferences at his side. Of course, that's a political pipe dream and, I believe, a shortsighted, typical campaign technique in a unique election war that requires a very unconventional strategy for winning. With existing polarities (indeed, divisiveness) in the GOP and conservative base alone, choosing the right VP is alone not going to be enough, inasmuch as a Super Bowl team couldn't rally its fan base based upon just a controversial quarterback and a great wide receiver.
For those optimistic statisticians who would point out that just last week a Fox News poll showed that the race between Obama and Romney is dead-even -- with 46 percent of society favoring each -- I would remind them that those numbers are equal despite four years of President Obama's reckless decisions against our republic and despite the fact that his re-election campaign hasn't even unleashed its billion-dollar war chest against Romney. (That sum makes Romney's effectual $20 million he used to destroy Newt Gingrich's candidacy back in the Florida primary look like chump change.)
If the Obama campaign machine and its mainstream media minions are already pigeon-holing Romney as "extreme" and "right-wing" (are you kidding?!), imagine what they will say and do to his likely more conservative running mate. (Does anyone remember the plight of Sarah Palin with Sen. John McCain in '08?)
I think Romney and maybe even most Republicans are underestimating the difficulty of persuading conservatives, evangelicals and libertarians, let alone the rest of the country, to vote for Romney, despite the prospect of the sultan of socialist swing's remaining in the Oval Office. General election apathy and depression in the fall could take their toll.
It doesn't take a political scientist to see that if liberals such as former President Jimmy Carter say they would be "comfortable" with Romney, conservatives, evangelicals, libertarians and others are going to have a gigantic struggle rallying around Romney. But if he would take the following course of action, they might find backing him much more palatable.
Enough talk. The idea is this, and it is not my idea but the action of President Abraham Lincoln.
A book that highlights Lincoln's brilliant action is titled "Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln," by Doris Kearns Goodwin, a Pulitzer Prize-winning author and presidential historian. In addition to topping charts and receiving scholarly acclaim, the book itself is political genius and outlines the crucial strategy needed not only to rally the present GOP base but also to win the White House and save our republic. (I also wrote about this unifying strategy in a former column, "The 8th Miracle To Save America," which can be read at http://www.creators.com/opinion/chuck-norris/the-8th-miracle-to-save-america.html.)
Goodwin's prize-winning treatise details how Lincoln brought together his candidate rivals by appointing them to key positions in his administration when he became president.
Let me re-highlight a few critical points from Goodwin's book review in The New York Times:
"The party in the 1860's was a coalition of politicians who only a few years earlier had been Whigs (Lincoln, Seward, Bates), Democrats (Blair, Secretary of the Navy Gideon Welles and Vice President Hannibal Hamlin), Free Soilers (Chase), or had flirted with the short-lived anti-immigrant American Party, or Know Nothings (Cameron and Bates). In addition, several cabinet members personally disliked each other: Blair and Chase, Seward and Welles, Chase and Seward, Blair and Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton, who replaced Cameron in January 1862. Lincoln's 'political genius' enabled him to herd these political cats and keep them driving toward ultimate victory.
"How did he do it? Goodwin deals with this question better than any other writer. Part of the answer lay in Lincoln's steadfastness of purpose, which inspired subordinates to overcome their petty rivalries. Part of it lay in his superb sense of timing and his sensitivity to the pulse of public opinion as he moved to bring along a divided people to the support of 'a new birth of freedom.' And part of it lay in Lincoln's ability to rise above personal slights, his talent for getting along with men of clashing ideologies and personalities who could not get along with each other."
Whether you agree with Lincoln or not, his team of rivals worked, propelled his leadership and ultimately unified the country.
Isn't our divided country again ripe for a new "team of rivals," made up of past presidential candidates and other vetted, qualified and esteemed national leaders, rather than merely a dynamic duo fighting the Obama campaign machine?
Lincoln recognized the wisdom of Jesus when it came to collective success: "A house divided against itself cannot stand."
The question is this: Will Romney?
Next week, I will not only elaborate more on this concept of a team of rivals and the people I believe should be a part of it but also share the inspiring dream Gena had, which we both hope comes true.
Definitely a pipe dream and nothing but political expedience to woo a base that will not vote for the most liberal/leftist candidate it can possibly run against a Marxist.
Romney and the GOP-e spent so much effort and money to assassinate and destroy Conservatives in order to marginalize them out of any influence in politics, why in the hell would anyone fall for a political trick to attempt unifying the base by appointing Conservatives (whom Romney and the Ruling Class loathes)to cabinet positions?
Romney’s M.O. along with the Ruling Class would rather be to appoint Marxist Democrats as a ‘unifying factor’ in a Romney government, something we Conservatives already recognize as the way they are playing this game anyway.
Romney is Obama’s chosen candidate to run against. I’m not stupid enough to try insanity again and do what failed in 2008. I’m thinking and voting outside the box from now on, and working to convince as many others that I know to do the same.
At least we can stand before the Lord when held to account in That Day.
The question I have is will the upcoming OWS “May Day” parades of protesters in a number of large American cities end up throwing the election over to Romney by “default” ?
This great nation will be gone forever, if we do
You really do not have a choice. Willard Mitt Romney’s father, George Romney, was an admirer of Saul Alinsky, the same radical responsible for the training of such radicals as Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack Hussein Obama II. Their strategy was to stack the deck so that Republicans and conservatives would have no viable candidate to vote for except a Saul Alinsky brand of socialist-communist supporter. Your only remote chance of upsetting the scheme is to very promptly bring about the legal removal of the Obama Admistration from office on the basis of ineligibility and/or criminal violations of law and the Constitution. The elections have already been compromised by vote fraud and election rigging.
____________________________________________________________ The best assessment of the 2012 Presidential election that I have seen yet. Romney, with his ceiling of 27% of the Republican base, is going to have a hell of a hard time attracting Conservatives, evangelicals, libertarians, pro-life voters, Tea Party members, Christians especially Catholics, Latinos, women, men, NRA members, veterans, Active duty military and their families, and dog lovers. Many, or most of the above listed groups, will stay home in droves. Romney needs a great many Independents as well as democrats to overcome his deficiencies in his Republican/ Conservative base.
Romney is Obamas chosen candidate to run against.On April 10, 2012, when Rick Santorum quit his campaign, 6 million votes had been cast for Gingrich+Santorum. 5 million votes had been cast for Romney.
6 million conservative votes.
5 million Romney votes.
6 million > 5 million
We could have easily beat Romney, if we had only united.
WE chose to split our vote. Romney didn't make us do it. Obama didn't make us do it.
WE took our 6-million-vote majority and flushed it down the toilet.
You can call the waaaaaaambulance if you want... or you can look at the reality of the situation.
Look, the fact remains, WhiskeyX, that it would have been quite simple for us to have remain united.
Here’s how: we take the results of the FIRST BIG CONSERVATIVE VOTE, and HONOR THAT RESULT.
UNITE WITH THAT RESULT.
(Sorry for the all-caps but I feel very strongly about this, and feel that it’s so obvious that it shouldn’t even have to be said, and also feel that we conservatives missed this simple and obvious truth.)
You take the results of South Carolina and you UNITE WITH THEM.
YOU DON’T FLUSH THE FIRST BIG CONSERVATIVE VOTE DOWN THE TOILET, the way we did in Florida.
We all, all, each and every one of us, should have said FU RICK SANTORUM, GO AWAY, WE ARE NOT GOING TO DIVIDE OUR VOTE and stuck with the winner of South Carolina through the rest of the process.
And you know what, Gingrich would EASILY be our candidate right now, not Romney.
But you know what? I bet a lot of “conservatives” would be waaaaaamublancing about THAT right now, too.
And THAT, my good friend, is the REAL problem... not the moderates and liberals in our midst.
The problem isn’t in our liberals, it’s in our selves.
Actually, if you were astute enough to notice, it was the Romney camp, along with the Ruling Class, the Mainstream Propagana Machine AND the Obama regime whom assassinated every Conservative running, infiltrating forums and creating a circular firing squad with the unwitting help of the Ron Paul Mob Zombies.
Having lived in Cook County - and having served as a precinct captain there, this is machine politics now on a NATIONAL level. So while you may want us to blame ourselves, (and there is some responsibility there) the raw truth is that this whole cycle has been rigged and Alinskyited to suit the Ruling Class AND Obama.
The Media chose Romney as the ONLY one to beat Obama when this primary cycle began. Tell a lie often enough, it soon gets accepted as the truth. And oh boy are there a ton of folks who bought into the media spin. Then have Obama’s machine put out talking points that they are more ‘concerned’ about a Romney nominee than any of the others, the simpletons buy into the propaganda being spoon fed them by both the media AND the Ruling Class machine for Romney.
I’ve seen this done in Chi-town aplenty.
You folks have no clue how badly we have all been played.
The only way to survive this, is not to play their game any longer by their rules.
Those of you wanting to vote for the Ruling Class candidate orchestrated for you, are playing into a trap.
I stand by what I said in #10: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2878440/posts?page=10#10
They had 5 million votes. We had 6 million votes.
Spin it any way you want, my friend, we could have won, instead WE handed it to THEM on a SILVER PLATTER.
You can add this to the evidence mentioned in my last post about this whole thing being machined and orchestrated.
We're morons willing to commit seppuku to buy into the 'only choice' served to us by our enemies. It's time to think like our patriarch's did and recognize that prostrating ourselves before parliament and the king and playing by their imposed rules is over.
Romney cannot win, nor will Team Romney let
Romney destroyed Gov. Palin in 2008 for Obama
Now Romney destroyed EVERY SINGLE conservative
NOT GONNA VOTE FOR BISHOP BACKSTABBERER
Now those who won't vote for this years GOP nominee will get us Obama again—only this time an unrestrained by reelection concerns anti-American Communist Obama hell bent on destroying our nation once and for all.
High price for pride and petulance.
The voters in the straw poll of my precinct gave 15 votes to Gingrich, 9 votes to Romney, 5 votes to Santorum, and 4 votes to Paul. Yet the delegates sent on to the convention were four delegates for Romney, 1 delegate for Paul, and 1 delegate for Gingrich. Actually, there were no delegates sent for Gingrich, because I was relegated to being alternate delegate and later changed to a delegate by the time of the convention. I voted for Gingrich, but was overwhelmingly eliminated at the convention by the Romney deleagtes most of whom were RINOs and Democrats pretending to be Republicans. The voters of our precinct who voted overwhelmingly for Gingrich were systematically eliminated from representation going forward to the state convention. You cannot always balme the voters when their votes are not counted or represented by the subverted delegations.
Please explain how Romney is going to be able to win the election when the votes are being tallied by a company owned by a Spanish business owned and managed by European communists-socialist, massive vote fraud has been uncovered in manu U.S. jurisdictions where there are more voter registrations than there are eleigible voters to vote, where the U.S. Attorney General refuses to prosecute vote fraud crimes, and legitimate Republican votes are illegally removed from the ballot boxes until the Democrat candidate has a winning margin?
:..George Romney, was an admirer of Saul Alinsky..”
Do you have a link to that?
Your fear-mongering screed to try and scare Conservatives into voting for Romney out of fear of Obama is right out of the machine Playbook.
We choose not to play, nor will we accept responsibility for what the Ruling Class Oligarchs in league with Obama and the Democrats orchestrated, in order to box us into a corner with no choice but whom they presented us with.
You can keep playing their game and pretend that voting for Obama-lite is saving the nation and buying us more time to keep our stuff, but you have been given over to strong delusion, and you have bought into a brilliant lie.
We Conservatives have decided to think, act and vote outside the box created for us by Obama, Romney and the Ruling Class.
If the primaries were not rigged, Gingrisch could have gone on to the convention and received the majority vote of the delegates at the national convention. That will not and cannot happen, because the delegates sent to the national convention have already been pre-screened to remove the Gingrich delegates and push forward the Romney delegates, many of whom were Democrats in the 2008 election. You are laboring under the false assumption that the primary vote tallies represent how voters actually voted. They do not.
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