For all intents and purposes, Mitt Romney is the GOP nominee for President.
The general election campaign is about to get underway and we can already see how it will look. On Barack Obama’s part, we know he is going to continue his mantra that the rich need to pay their fair share. Given the fact that Mitt Romney is more than a little wealthy, we can consider that to be aimed at him, or at least, at his money. Obama is also courting likely voters who couldn’t vote for him in 2008 because they were not of age. He is going around to college campuses and declaring how he wants to help prevent the interest rates on student loans from going up. Of course, he doesn’t tell those same students that he couldn’t be bothered to come off the campaign trail in 2007 and cast a vote in the Senate, when this legislation first came up. But, I digress.
Mitt Romney will be facing more than just Barack Obama. No, he will be facing much more than just his Democratic rival. Already, the battle lines are being drawn, but they aren’t just being drawn by the Democrats. The liberal media is also gearing up for this fight and believe me, they have no intention of allowing Romney anywhere near the White House. Make no mistake, he is about to engage in an uphill fight that will make the GOP primary bloodbath look positively tame.
Some examples of the sort of fight that is shaping up are in order. I first learned of these from Capitol Commentary and I am still shaking my head at the first. We all know Mitt Romney is a Mormon. Because of his religion, there are certain things he does not do. He does not drink alcohol, nor does he smoke. Evidently, that is a problem with MSCBC’s Martin Bashir.
A teenage taste of beer aside, Mitt Romney does not consume alcohol. Which begs the question, will total abstention put his candidacy, perhaps even this great nation in jeopardy?
This statement was made as part of a longer monologue about the possibility that Mitt Romney was unfit to be President because of his abstinence. Bashir cited such examples as Ronald Reagan, Franklin Roosevelt, and Winston Churchill. To say he is grasping at straws is one of the biggest understatements of the year. The idiocy of it astounds me.
From there, we move to an example that highlights exactly why Barack Obama was able to win the 2008 election. There were far too many voters in this country who simply let their emotions get the best of them. The only thing they could see was that Obama was African-American and they wanted to make history by helping elect the first black President of the United States. Some of the emotion has worn off, but do not let yourself be fooled into thinking it will not be a factor in 2012. Chris Matthews has already let it slip. He’s one of those fellows who just can’t help himself, when it comes to Barack Obama.
Is there going to be a reluctance on the part of the voters, and the political community that talks politics, as we get into November, about dumping the first African President, the first African-American President? Is that going to be something that just ratchets people — Waaait a minute here, this guy’s gonna knock out the first guy that ever got aboard?
Let’s recap, shall we. Those of us who opposed Barack Obama in 2008 were accused of racism. We were told the only reason we were so strongly against the man was because he was black. Now, if we vote to move him out of the White House and back to Chicago, it will be racism because we are trying to remove the first black President of the United States. Do you ever get the feeling we can win for losing?
Barack Obama should be easy for Mitt Romney to knock off. He has no good record to run on. He has virtually no accomplishments, unless you count Obamacare. However, we should not be complacent, and neither should Romney. This will not be a fair fight. If there is one thing you can trust about the Democrats and their cohorts in the liberal media, it is that. They will find anything they can to use against Mitt Romney and will not hesitate to throw it at him. They have already attacked his wife, Ann, and I am sure they will not hesitate to do so again, if they can wipe the egg off their faces from the last, failed attempt to cast her in a bad light.
Mitt Romney needs to suit up and bring his A game. He can not afford to do anything less, and neither can we. Let the battles begin.
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