Last night was a pretty big night for Republican Presidential hopeful Mitt Romney. He won the Illinois Primary by a pretty good margin. It seems that Republicans are coming to grips with a Mitt Romney candidacy. Many are still reluctant to “settle” for a New England Moderate. Not that Romney is light years better than Barack Obama, that much is a given.
But most of us know that Obama is eminently beatable in November. Despite the spin and lies about the “economic recovery” we are well aware that there are millions of people still out of work that have given up hope of finding jobs in this economy. And Obama has taken them from the unemployment statistics.
And the Kool-Aid the left must have to swallow to buy those lies is enough to drown an army.
Most were hoping to find a strong Conservative voice to run for President. Unfortunately, none applied for the job. Sure Rick Santorum is more Conservative than Romney in a lot of areas, but most of us wrote him off long ago.
And the same with Newt Gingrich. Both have a scary side that we don’t like to talk about. There are a number of really good things about both gentlemen, don’t get me wrong. But there is not a Ronald Reagan in the bunch. Particularly the Ronald Reagan most of us mentally conjure up when we hear his name. Reagan was a great President. Arguably the greatest ever. Certainty the greatest in our lifetimes.
One of the problems with challenging a sitting President, even one with as miserable a record as Barack Obama is that they are very hard to beat. Not impossible, just hard.
So a lot of really great candidates decided to wait it out another 4 years, play the odds that the sitting president has a good chance of being reelected and wait 4 more years.
When the Presidential Primary season for 2012 started a year or so ago, or in Mitt Romney’s case half a decade ago, things were expected to improve at least a little. But the truth is, nothing really has.
The Middle East is a mess and the Arabs hate America even more than ever thanks to a weak president that has earned no respect there. Our Allies don’t trust us and Obama is at war with Christians, Jews, Constitutionalists, Women and nearly every group that could be divided against one another is at each other’s throats. This is no way to lead and this is no way for Americans to live.
I think a new president will be elected just to change the way things are going in America. We are tired of fighting. Wars foreign and Domestic.
Mitt Romney may not be the most Conservative Stallion in the Republican stable, but he is a thoroughbred when it comes to business and the economy. And we need someone who has an understanding of free markets and how a large economy works. And I will hand that to Romney.
And I have heard a number of people, particularly those on the left, express reservations about Romney’s Mormon faith. I am not a Mormon, but find that as a Christian, I have far more in common with Mormons than whatever the hell religious amalgamation Obama has managed to develop. I am not accusing Obama of being a Muslim, but I know a Christian would not act like he does towards other Christians. Ans I am not saying Obama is not a Christian. He is just not like Christians I hang around with.
I think than when it comes to worship, Obama mostly worships himself.
America is coming around to a Mitt Romney Presidency. Just firing all these unelected Czars is reason enough to vote for the man. Let alone getting Eric Holder and people like Tim Geitner and Ben Bernanke out of the Government.
Santorum and Gingrich gave it the good ole College Try. Ron Paul has been the Constitutional Conscience of the bunch. They all shaped the dialog. They pushed Romney. They forged him into a different man than when he started.
Romney has evolved. He will continue to do so.
Romney has proven to me that he can get down and dirty. He can get pretty nasty, in fact. And he will need to use everything Ron Paul, Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich taught him about running a campaign – and more to defeat Obama.
There is a bit of regret that someone didn’t disregard conventional wisdom about the difficulty of unseating an incumbent president and step forward. But none did.
The results in Illinois last night closed the door for Santorum, Gingrich and Paul. There is no path for victory for any of these great Americans.
Mitt Romney will pick up momentum from here. He will have 1144 Delegates before the Convention. He will be the clear and decisive victor and will defeat Barack Obama in November.
I am not ready to speak for Virginia Right! or Sandy Sanders to endorse Mitt Romney at this point, but I , personally, endorse Mitt Romney for President in 2012. If Sandy reaches the point he endorses anyone, he will make the announcement himself.
It is time for Virginians and Americans to turn their attention to the task at hand – purging Obama and his destructive Administration from the White House and untangling the tentacles of Progressivism that he has woven into the American fabric. Only then can the American Dream and Prosperity return to the land.
And the thoughts of Crosby, Stills and Nash are appropriate. There is no Reagan. We have Romney.
And there’s a rose in a fisted glove, and the eagle flies with the dove.
And if you can’t be, with the one you love, honey, love the one you’re with,
love the one you’re with, love the one you’re with, love the one you’re with.