Posted on | February 29, 2012 | 18 Comments
Quite the triumph of the negative advertising will, Mitt’s 3% victory in Michigan. Alas for Romney,
Rick Santorum is the leading Republican presidential contender in Ohio, according to a new survey in the state.
The Quinnipiac University poll released Monday showed the former Pennsylvania senator with 36% support among likely Republican primary voters, followed by Mitt Romney at 29%, Newt Gingrich at 17% and Ron Paul at 11%.
Can Mitt’s squadrons of carpet bombers drop enough negative ordnance on Ohio to pull that out in time for Super Tuesday?
It remains to be seen. As Protein Wisdom noted yesterday,
Romney: “obviously, I want to make sure that we maintain the progressivity of the code”
Yes, obviously. Because that’s what “severely conservative” candidates do: maintain “progressivity” — or, to put a finer point on it, maintain one of the 10 planks in the Communist Manifesto, the graduated income tax.
I don’t know why Jeff G. has been unable to regain the happiness in slavery he seemed to be enjoying at Woodstock with the band. That tax code, which does not seem to have any point as far as funding a balanced federal budget goes, is really more of an iron rod by which We The People are punished, divided, and ruled.
Anything said by any candidate of any party has got to be given the litmus test of liberty. The ‘p’ word is anti-liberty at all points. I hope that Romney’s handlers are keeping an eye on this blog and noting that, in spite of whatever sort of Lefty dog-whistle is afforded by ‘progressivity’, usage of that term is an air-raid siren for conservatives that ol’ Willard is full of Mitt.
But maybe those handlers are paying attention:
What precisely am I deciding here? The contents of Romney’s core convictions? The presence of those convictions? Scroll down the page to the public figure Tea Party endorsements at the bottom: when this toss-off of a web site puts itself alongside some un-named “Sen. Demint Adviser”, and hasn’t even been updated to include Gov. Jan Brewer’s “OK, sure” endorsement of Mitt, you know it’s a joke. One is tempted to speculate that the Left is fronting this site more as a poke at Mitt’s lack of Tea Party support.
However, I don’t wish to sound all Bill Quick in my tepid attitude toward Romney. There really is too much at stake not to support Mitt, should his megatonnage of negative advertising result in the GOP nomination amidst the rubble. Mitt shall have bought the nomination fair and square, in that case. I also respect Mitt’s unwillingness to ‘set his hair on fire‘ while commanding the bombastic advertising campaign. I suppose that means Mitt won’t give us the Full Klinger, in his quest for the Resolute Desk. Fine. Some level of restraint is good in a Presidential candidate, insofar as his megalomania is concerned.
However, we all need to be relentless, hair aflame, and as serious as lung cancer about liberty. About turning the Information Age into something that means less government. About holding public figures accountable. About blowing the face off of the zombie of Progress, and, metaphorically, every sad little tool who preaches this false progressive gospel.
Let us soldier on and ensure that Mitt at least respects the actual Tea Parties, for all he probably hates them. ODERINT DUM METUANT.