Monday, January 09, 2012

Michelle Malkin: The abysmal incompetence of the non-Romneys; Huntsman, Gingrich, Perry all go Occupier; Santorum declines Good for Santorum, but it just reinforces my point about the ineptness of the tea party in preparing for this primary campaign. Romney has been organizing, raising money and studying the process for 6 years. He came in prepared. That is what a competent candidate does, not jump in at the last minute because the hard right have left a gap in the field. I'm not sure that someone like Sarah Palin would be a winning candidate against Obama, which is why she wisely stayed out. I wish the others had read the tea leaves that well. Mitt Romney, I'm convinced is far more conservative that he lets on, and that he's playing this just right to win the independents and swing voters who will not go for Obama next year if given an alternative who doesn't scare them. All of them except Mitt has thrilled the Not-Mitt wing of the tea party only to find shortly afterward that the thrill is gone. The only real avenues of attack on him are to paint him as a flip-flopper (although why he would flip to a conservative position and then flip back if he gets elected by the GOP makes no sense to me), a covert supporter of Obamacare (which I really doubt, considering how often he has criticized it and promised to repeal it,) or the Democrats' attack, he made a fortune destroying peoples' jobs. On the third one, read Michelle's post. It's perfect, and she's no Romney fan.

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