CHICAGO, April 18, 2012 – The Republican Presidential nominees were featured in over 25 debates. They bashed each other for their records, their policies and everything about them that would make them simply awful presidential candidates.
Until, of course, they drop out, and endorse another as the best thing to happen to America since Christopher Columbus found the place. That description is dramatized of course, but not as much as we’d all like.
Where the Republican candidates inevitably bonded, however, was the bashing of the hell-sent Muslim leading our country. Romney says that Obama is now “dictating to religious groups on matters of doctrine and conscience” when he actually backed down from imposing controversial health care reform requiring Catholic programs to cover birth control costs for their employees.
Santorum called Obama “a snob” for wanting every American to go to college and get smart enough to know that such accusations are baseless and Ron Paul said that “95 percent of all blacks in [Washington D.C.] are semi-criminal or entirely criminal.”
That last quote may not be relevant to the election, but it’s still important to know that it was said. Think of it as an extremely important sidenote.
Now, it seems that Romney is that last electable man standing. Newt Gingrich and Paul just don’t seem to have the support to keep Romney from getting that magic number of 1144 delegates, so it seems to be safe to assume that Romney is who will be trying to kick Obama out of D.C. come November.
What Romney doesn’t seem to realize, however, is just how much trouble he’s in now that Obama knows who to focus on with his own campaigning. Previously, Obama seemed to direct his barbs at the GOP in general, subtly hinting that he expected Romney to be his adversary but never coming out and saying it. Romney even went on record as saying that “Democrats don’t want to face me in the fall.”
Yes, Mr. Romney, they do. They really do.
When Obama saw Romney pulling away, he, Axelrod and all of his campaign aids must have been salivating at the idea of facing him in the general election. Recent Gallup polls show America uncertain about which of the two to elect, but it’s absolutely vital to notice that the billion-dollar war chest that has been spoken about by the left and right alike is yet to be seen.
A few commercials and snide comments are all that we’ve really seen from Mr. President, and this is a man that four years ago essentially convinced America that he was flawless without any pre-2008 support like that which Romney has enjoyed for his own 2012 run.
Once Obama gears up and puts the pedal to the floor with his campaign, Romney had better watch out. Most Americans don’t want to elect a man who reportedly keeps as much as $33 million of his own wealth in the Cayman Islands, and isn’t “concerned with the very poor.”
When Obama kicks himself into gear, those two details are going to get more TV time than Regis.
It doesn’t matter if these quotes and ideas are taken “out of context” (each individual American, by the way, needs to be responsible for the context of these comments and stop listening to Joe Plumdumb on 19089.1 FM telling them what to think); these are things that Romney needs to know just can’t be said, for any reason.
Obama will pounce on these quotes once he can afford to focus on his campaign, but frankly, we should all applaud him for focusing on the country he’s in charge of instead of his potential rivals for the position.
Once he needs to however, Obama is going to unleash his wrath on the Republicans. The polls may show the horses to be even now, but it’s important to compare the candidates’ support to the effort put into obtaining it.
If Romney spent a year building the campaign support that can’t surpass that which Obama has thrown together in the matter of a few months, he’s simply in bad shape come the general election.
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