Anyone-But-Romney Force Reveals Political Bankruptcy / Mitt, Paul Ryan, & Milwaukee

Governor Mitt Romney and Congressman Paul Ryan (R-WI) take a break from campaigning to grab a bite to eat at Culver's restaurant in Johnson Creek, Wisconsin. 4/1/12
(Photo/Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

The Romney/Ryan team continued yesterday taking their timely message to Wisconsinites. They were invited to hold a town hall meeting at Moore Oil Company in Milwaukee. Here’s video of The Gov and Congressman Ryan:

Later in the day, at the same venue, Romney and Ryan were interviewed by FOX News’ Greta Van Susteren:

We’re at a halfway point…

Today’s elections in Wisconsin, Maryland, and D.C. mark the halfway point in the race for delegates. Yesterday, Governor Romney picked up three more delegates… Coincidentally, he’s now halfway to clinching the GOP nomination:

The former Massachusetts governor inched up to 572 delegates on Monday _ exactly half the 1,144 needed _ after the Tennessee Republican Party finalized delegate totals from its March 6 primary. Results in several congressional districts were too close to call on election night, leaving three delegates unallocated.

Romney got all three delegates. He also picked up an endorsement from a New Hampshire delegate who had been awarded to former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman. Huntsman dropped out of the race in January and endorsed Romney.
According to the Associated Press tally, Romney has more than twice as many delegates as Santorum. Santorum has 272 delegates, followed by former House Speaker Newt Gingrich with 135 and Texas Rep. Ron Paul with 51.

Romney has won 54 percent of the primary and caucus delegates so far, putting him on pace to clinch the nomination in June. Romney could substantially add to his lead Tuesday, when 95 delegates will be at stake in three primaries, in Wisconsin, Maryland and the District of Columbia.

Current reality:

Santorum, who has won 27 percent of the primary and caucus delegates so far, would need 74 percent of the remaining delegates to clinch the nomination before the national convention. Gingrich would need 86 percent and Paul would have to win nearly all of them, which won’t happen because most states award delegates proportionally.

Anyone but Romney? Martin Sieff (FOX News Opinion) wrote yesterday that he is “sick of Santorum:

FILE – The classic definition of the Yiddish term “chutzpah” is the boy who murdered both his parents and then claimed lenient treatment from the court because he was an orphan: Rick Santorum fits it like a glove.

Last week, the Republican presidential hopeful and former Pennsylvania Senator Santorum graciously signaled to Mitt Romney he was now prepared to serve as the GOP frontrunner’s running mate after doing everything possible to split, weaken and discredit the GOP ticket.
[W]hen an also-ran has attacked the frontrunner publicly, mercilessly and scathingly throughout the campaign – putting him on the ticket will not strengthen the candidate, it will critically weaken him.

That is Santorum’s problem for Romney in a nutshell. If Romney picks him as his running mate now, Santorum will weaken Romney, not strengthen him. In fact, he’ll bury Romney six feet under.

Sieff continues:

[T]he enthusiasm of the “anyone-but-Romney” forces for Santorum have revealed their own political bankruptcy. The amazing fact is that Santorum is infinitely more the Washington insider than Romney ever was.

Third Santorum has no coattails in a national election: He couldn’t even get himself re-elected as senator from Pennsylvania.

Santorum spent 20 straight years as a full-time national professional politician sitting in Congress. During that time, as a recent devastating anti-Santorum ad noted, he voted to raise the federal spending limit several times, voted with Hillary Clinton to allow former convicted felons to vote and pushed through more than a billion dollars in pork barrel earmarks for his own state.

Does that sound like the New, Clean Politics to you? It sounds like the usual mushy-liberal corrupt consensus to me.

Santorum’s character…

A man who spent the last year telling the world that Mitt Romney lacks the character to be president now says he will support Mitt Romney for the presidency if Mitt Romney makes him vice president. What does this say about Rick Santorum’s own character and moral fitness to be either president or vice president?

Tea Party support for Santorum? Go figure…

That such a man as Santorum can end up as the Tea Party’s Last Great Hope to launch a new and golden era of Pure and Principled Politics is a devastating indictment of the Tea Party. The Tea Party was forged in the heat of principle and passion, but if the Tea Party finally settles for Santorum it will end in farce.

Continue reading here.

Many fingers and toes are crossed that today’s election results will send a message wallop to Santorum, Gingrich, and Paul that Obama doesn’t what them to hear… It’s time to put conservative principles and the Republican party first, gracefully bow out, and back Romney.

By Gary McCoy - April 2, 2012

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5 Responses to Anyone-But-Romney Force Reveals Political Bankruptcy / Mitt, Paul Ryan, & Milwaukee

  1. Vic Lundquist says:

    That is the BEST Michael Ramirez political cartoon of the year, in my book! Every image tells a story and this image tells a GREAT story.

    Here is the story:

    With Santorum constantly whining about being outspent, he obviously assumes the voters are dumb. Why? Each dollar collected by each candidate is a direct reflection of that candidate’s appeal to attract “votes.” Dollars collected, in a very real way, are “votes” collected. Pure and simple.

    As such, dollars sitting in a candidates “war chest” are nothing more and nothing less than votes. Some person had to vote with their money.

    Santorum is losing the conservative vote. He is losing the delegate vote. He is losing the popular vote big time. He is losing the cash vote. He is losing the vote of the expert leaders (endorsements). As of the last week or so, he is now losing the vote of the new media and even those in the mainstream media.

    Very soon, if he persists in pressing his personal agenda of lies, obfuscation, and distraction, he will lose the vote (support) of his closest supporters, friends, and family members as they watch him humiliate himself in public.

    Every day Santorum opposes Romney, he reveals more of his weakness of character. The sad part is that he cannot see it. This enormous “blind spot” of his is reason enough for disqualification as POTUS.

    Yet, he will continue to whine, I’m sure.

  2. AfricansforRomeny says:

    I’m glad Greta covered very important points that has not been addressed effectively in the campaign so far. For many of us poverty, education is very important. It is very scary when you hear 7 grade student cannot read in this country. To me, lack of education is a big national security threat. Gov Romney seems has good ideas however he needs to frame his idea and take the message to the campaign trail. I don’t know his top down approach in education and poverty either. It is is a good start to open the conversation, though.

  3. Graham says:

    Haha that kid at the register is like DOOD IT’S MITT ROMNEY!!!

  4. Barbara says:

    I am grateful to have a man like Mitt Romney running for President. Who in the world would vote for Obama if you put both resumes side by side: Obama was a Community Organizer and Mitt Romney has more business and government experience than I can list here. Surely the poor people living on Social Security and other handouts can figure out that if the working class have to share too much of their earnings, they will become mediocre like everyone else and there will be no earnings to share. Those who need entitlements need to vote for Romney so he can fix the system.

  5. jeannie says:

    I, am a strong supporter of Mitt Romney, Mitt is the man of the hour, he is our last hope to save America but the horrid , horrid, forces that obama is threatening, Supreme Court, Chelsea Clinton, I, am worried for Mitt Romney & Mitts family. Oh, God!!!! Please, keep this man safe from harm, Mitt, is our last bastion of hope from this monster obama. We love you Mitt &your family. I, am a female, and yes, females will vote for Mitt. Many of us did, from the great state of Wisconsin. Please Heavenly Father, Please, watch over this family, in the very hour of our needs are so very great in this land called America. Always, Jeannie