According to the Associated Press (AP) Republican Tea Party (GOTP) bride’s maid Willard Mittens Romney says he’s struggling with the way conservative voters are backing rival Rick Santorum because he’s unwilling to make the “incendiary” comments he said they want. But of course he’s not above lying about Santorum, Gingrich or President Obama.
Reporters have increasingly been asking why Romney’s struggling to win over his party’s right wing in Michigan where he was born and raised, and Mittens mewed it’s because he’s not willing to say “outrageous things” like his opponents.
“It’s very easy to excite the base with incendiary comments. We’ve seen throughout the campaign that if you’re willing to say really outrageous things that are really accusative and attacking of President Obama, you’re going to jump up in the polls,” Romney said. Fielding questions from the national traveling press corps for the first time in nearly three weeks, he said: “I’m not willing to light my hair on fire to try and get support. I am what I am.”
That may be true, but remarks highlighting his wealth – like when he said Sunday he doesn’t follow NASCAR as closely as some but has “great friends who are NASCAR team owners” – are definitely hurting his campaign and Mittens has admitted as much.
Romney’s has also reportedly accused Santorum of trying to “kidnap the primary process” by urging Democrats to come to the polls in Michigan’s open primary and vote against the former Massachusetts governor; of course Mittens has conveniently forgotten how he voted in Democratic primaries in Massachusetts in an effort he says was aimed at picking the weakest opponent for the Republican who was running. He said Tuesday he voted “against Ted Kennedy, Tip O’Neill and Bill Clinton,” and that doing so as a private citizen was different than a presidential campaign paying for phone calls.
Let’s see? No, it’s not any different, what’s good for the goose is indeed good for the gander.
At least Romney’s been honest in one thing (which yes, I admit is hard to believe), he says if he loses in the state where daddy served as governor, and where he was weaned, it would be extremely embarrassing and could possibly deal a devastating blow to his campaign, and he’s been playing catch-up in after losses to Santorum on in Minnesota, Missouri and Colorado.
Losing Michigan would deal a strategic blow against Mittens showing a possible weakness to the voters in future primaries and will considerably lengthen an already tiresome primary process which will not help him because if one thing’s for sure it’s that the more of Romney people see the worse off he is.
What’s truly comical is Mittens shouldn’t be in this spot, he should’ve nailed down the nomination long before now, but he’s not liked, and conservatives aren’t sure he’s really one of them.
If he loses Michigan it quite literally could be the beginning of the end of his presidential quest especially since Santorum’s leading in Ohio and second behind Newton in Georgia; winning Arizona will give him a boost but losing his home state would be a devastating hit.