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Former GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s interview with Chris Wallace on Fox News Sunday was a lament for his failed presidential bid and a lament for the nation.
In his first interview since the election, Romney expressed his dismay in not having the keys to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.
“I wish I were there. It kills me not to be there, not to be in the White House doing what needs to be done,” said the former Massachusetts Governor.
It is interesting that Romney should use the word “kill” in describing his feelings about losing the election. After all, back in the summer of 2011, the Obama campaign concluded that the President could not run for re-election on the basis of his accomplishments in office. Instead, the Obama campaign made it their mission to “kill Romney.” …
Sure Obama had an abundance of help from the media (especially from CNN’s Candy Crowley during the second debate). But if Romney didn’t want to be President in the first place it certainly goes a long way in explaining his posture during the final weeks of the campaign. [Read more]
Wait. Could it be Republicans nominated the wrong guy?
Rove to California GOP: Go-Along-To-Get-Along
To extend GOP strategist Karl Rove’s message to the California GOP, Saturday, of go-along-to-get-along, Colorado Republicans should immediately drive to their nearest police station and surrender their shotguns, handguns, and semiautomatic rifles.
What? Colorado has over the past decade been trending left, and now has a liberal majority legislature about to pass a gun control bill outlawing the preferred shotgun of hunters across the state and will put hundreds out of work.
How is that any different than telling Californians they should sacrifice their moral stance on gay marriage for “the good of the Party”? This from a man so cluelessly out of touch with U.S. voters that when Fox News called the 2012 election for Obama, he had an on-air meltdown.
Using Rove’s rationale, conservative Republicans must discard a host of what they consider moral imperatives in order to shape a party that looks and thinks more like Democrats, or, perhaps better stated, a GOP more to Karl Rove’s liking.
Let’s see. How have Rove’s strategies worked in the past? Yes, he managed to get George W. Bush elected twice.
Then, as W’s point man, he was wrong on immigration, wrong on Harriett Miers and Chief Justice John Roberts; he was wrong on exporting democracy to Afghanistan; he presided over an unprecedented and massive GOP “bloatation” of government, giving Barack Obama fodder for an astoundingly successful four-year campaign of “Bush did its”. He was WRONG on the 2012 election.
Listen up, you ungrateful, intolerant, undiverse evangelical and conservative simpletons; it’s tough duty being a RINO deity.