Three Quarters Of GOP Voters Do Not Support Romney
A Commentary by J. D. Longstreet
Mitt Romney’s polls seem stuck in the low to mid twenty percentile. As the weeks and months have passed Romney’s polling numbers seem steady in that range. There’s a reason for that. The conservative voters within the GOP do not support Romney for President of the United States.
That, dear reader, is why Herman Cain’s numbers have been skyrocketing
There are recent reports stating that Herman Cain is the candidate the Tea Party has thrown its support behind and Cain is the top choice from the GOP field by SOUTHERNERS. As a conservative southern gentleman – none of this comes as a surprise.
Look. Sophisticated republican voters already know it would take an act of God for Mr. Cain to receive the anointing the GOP as the Republican nominee to run against Obama. Nevertheless, they have seemingly flocked to Cain, a real conservative, and are looking much more approvingly at Newt Gingrich. (Mrs. Bachmann is finished -- kaput. She flamed out the moment Rick Perry entered the race.)
There is a very clear message being sent to the GOP hierarchy: We want a CONSERVATIVE candidate – not another moderate RINO! All the other candidates are “also rans.”
Mr. Cain simply does not have the financial means to run a head-to-head campaign against Romney for very long. His star will begin to fade very soon and conservative voters will be told, once again, they must “settle” for another moderate nominee … Romney.
There are two dangers for the GOP in this scenario. One – that Romney will win the nomination, and two – that conservative voters will stay home on Election Day in November of 2012.
The GOP is betting that conservative voters will vote for practically any candidate running against Obama. The GOP is WRONG!
Conservative voters practice their politics with conviction and with passion. Many, like yours truly, will simply stay home or write-in another candidate’s name at the polls. Conservatives have the courage of their convictions and they are not afraid to act on them.
I know it is not popular to express doubt that the GOP will wrap the 2012 election up with a red ribbon but -- I think republicans are being far too optimistic about the outcome of that all important contest.
Raining on the GOP parade is distasteful, to say the least, but I simply do not believe the south will support Mr. Romney at the polls and, frankly, I am not convinced that Romney is strong enough to govern a country as divided as America is today.
If I am right, and I believe I am, then Mr. Obama will be reelected and given four more years in which to practice his program for the destruction of America.
Look. There is a slim-to-none chance that republicans will win enough seats in the Senate to reach the needed sixty seats that would insure the democrats cannot lock-up the Senate (as republicans are doing right now) and leave a republican Congress just as bogged down as our current divided Congress.
America MUST have a strong President who can carry his case to the voters for their support in prodding a foot-dragging Congress -- even a Congress of his own party.
Even if Romney is elected without the southern electorate, he will not have enough support from the grassroots to bring the over-powering weight of pubic pressure to bear on a lagging legislature. Alas, America will have another weak President.
Weak Presidents are dangerous – not just to America but to the world. We have seen it with Carter and with Obama. Its as if the “Global Police,” America, goes on an extended vacation for four years. All the bogeymen come out to play. The rogue nations have a field day. Nations are invaded, people are slaughtered in their thousands, while America’s allies sweat through the nightmare until the American people become fed up and place a new sheriff in office.
The record is written, oftimes, in blood. When America elects a President, the world holds its collective breath.
America really needs to get it right this time -- not just for America -- for the world.
J. D. Longstreet