Thursday, March 3, 2016

Has Mitt Romney Lost His Mind?

      What next?   Mitt Romney goes on national TV to blast the Republican candidate--not the Democrat--and propose that the candidates conspire to deny votes from Donald Trump: 

Say what?   Everyone is supposed to vote to stop Trump instead of voting their consciences?

"Given the current delegate selection process, this means that I would vote for Marco Rubio in Florida, for John Kasich in Ohio and for Ted Cruz or whichever one of the other two contenders has the best chance of beating Mr. Trump in a given state,"  (Source:  Associated Press).   

The idea is that they can deny Trump the nomination, and then come up with a compromise candidate at the convention (Romney?).   

I can't imagine that this wild scheme can possibly work.  I don't see why Republicans are crying, as Trump has recruited more newcomers to the Party than ever before.  

The Republican hierarchy can just not accept that voters are fed up with their failed policies of supporting the super rich with more tax cuts and obstructing all legislation.  I think the average voter is disappointed to see Republican Senators literally quaking in fear of President Obama, unwilling to even hold hearings for a Supreme Court Justice nominee.  They can't pass any major legislation, can't offer any constructive modifications to Obamacare, can't negotiate anything with the President.  They cry over their powerlessness to rectifiy a 400 billion dollar deficit, while boldly talking of new tax cuts aimed at the wealthiest Americans.   

Is it just me, or do the Republics appear to be terrified to engage the Democrats on issues like selecting a Supreme Court Justice?

      The party insiders thought the candidate would be Jeb Bush.   But who wants to return to an era with a mistaken war against Iraq, ballooning federal debt, collapse and bailout of the banking system and major economic recession?  Gosh, I just couldn't wait to vote for more of that!

      Romney made himself look very foolish indeed, taking blind swings at Trump while hoping for a deadlocked convention.   It looks like he is desperate to not let go of his own thwarted dreams for the presidency. Dude, you are looking ridiculous.  

    The successful candidates this year have been outsiders, including Trump, Ben Carson, and Tea Partiers Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio.  I don't think the people want to go back to the traditional agenda.  

     The attraction of Trump is that he knows how to communicate and to win, especially given the "reality TV" format encouraged by the networks. He's not scared to negotiate with Democrats and can not be cowed into inaction. He may be the most erratic candidate in history, but perhaps voters believe that that is better than electing an establishment candidate. 

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