Romney Running Out Of Time With Conservative Voters
by Dave Levine
Don't believe the pro-Romney sites and pundits who tell you "Conservatives have gotten behind Romney"--he's still in serious trouble with the right! Colleagues I'm hearing from and posts I'm reading are showing that Romney's still in trouble with both Evangelical voters (who cannot bring themselves to vote for the man who brought homosexual marriage to Massachussets and who for many years was pro-abortion) and with law and order Conservatives, many of whom are Independent and far more conservative than most Republicans.
One thing IS for certain--Romney cannot win without a large majority of the Conservative vote. Latinos make up only 8% of registered voters yet the GOP is still in "full pandering mode".
Question: So how does the liberal, pro-big business CEO Romney win Conservative votes?
Answer: Fire Rove and all other Bushies in his campaign, bring in Conservative law and order types like Kris Kobach and make a big ado about it, going "on a Conservative tear" backing 1070 for ALL states, a national, mandatory E-verify law without preemption, completing the 735 miles of double-layered fence as called for in the Secure Fence Act of 2006, ending birthright citizenship and promising to not only RESCIND Soetoro-Obama's Executive Amnesty on his first day in office but also promising to NEVER sign an Amnesty and lastly, stating that he will ACTIVELY stump around the country telling the millions of illegal aliens to "Go home or face arrest and deportation!"
Romney certainly has enough born-agains in his campaign to "reach out" to the Evangelical community and be honest about his current positions on homosexual marriage, the DOMA and abortion.
The basic problem Romney has is that he hasn't convinced Conservatives that he's moved right while that nagging, longtime reputation for flip-flopping dogs him. And one of the reasons he hasn't convinced Conservatives of this is because he kowtowed to McCain back in January, backing off of his "self-deportation"/attrition-thru-enforcement position that fooled some Conservatives into supporting him. Then it became clear with pro-Amnesty stooges and leftovers from the Bush Administration like Sununu and Gutierrez fronting for his Grand Amnesty-Guestworker Plan prior to the Convention that Romney in fact had no intention of rescinding Soetoro-Obama's Executive Amnesty, angering Conservatives who are pulling away from him.
He's currently running an "I'm better than the other guy" campaign which just isn't going to cut it instead of making serious moves within his campaign (firing most of his advisors) and coming out with a clear and concise law-and-order policy on illegal immigration. He can further prove he's "the law and order candidate" by saying he "won't tolerate flash mobs" in the nation's big cities and suburbs, meaning he'll either force Congress to cut funding to cities and states with a flash mob problem or possibly send in National Guard troops to protect law-abiding citizens.
Will he do it? No. He's too tied to big business to go up against the Chamber of Horrors and BigAg on illegal immigration and he's too afraid of "losing the black vote" (sic) to go up against the flash mobsters.
What a shame for the country and for him!