Let me preface by saying that some people support Mitt Romney because they would rather him be President than any other candidate. I disagree with those people, but at least they are supporting the guy that they want to win. I can't fault them for that.
This diary is about those who actually want a more reliable and conservative candidate but who are supporting Romney because he is "more electable."
Right now, we have 10% unemployment with no indication that things are going to get better.
Right now, we have all of the energy that in 2008 worked for Obama being wasted occupying Wall St.
Right now, we have record low "wrong track" numbers on the state of the country.
Right now, we have a ton of people who can say that they are worse off now than they were four years ago.
Right now, Obama seems poised to run on the idea of a "jobs" bill that won't get passed.
Right now, Obamacare polls poorly.
Basically, short of scandal, it is hard to picture a sitting president is a worse position for re-election.
So, with the White House THIS ripe for the taking, this is the year to nominate a candidate based on his/her positions and conservative bona fides. I cannot think of a situation less suited to holding one's nose and choosing electability over substance.
If, at the end of the day, Romney is the nominee based on his "electability," then there is simply no chance for a true conservative to win the nomination in the foreseeable future.
You may consider that a good thing or a bad thing, but we have to all acknowledge that it is a true thing.