I couldn’t believe my ears when I heard Mitt Romney ‘repudiate’ a Super PAC message that hadn’t even been produced yet. It was a jolt of deja vu, harkening back to the bleak political tapestry created by the entrenched Republican beltway establishment. We’ve seen this entire story played out time after time, where the supposed champions of constitutional governance have been rolled over by the DeMarxists, simply because the agents of freedom have utterly failed to stand for the very principles they espouse.
John McCain’s candidacy was a joke to anyone who followed politics closely. What I saw in John McCain was the reincarnation of the hapless Bob Dole ‘good old boy’ presidential run. This ‘next-in-line’ mentality of the beltway establishment has utterly failed the Republican Party and the American people. Had it not been for the introduction of Sarah Palin to the national political scene, McCain would have suffered one of the greatest defeats in party history.
Sarah has also experienced some of the worst savaging of any political figure in living memory. The unintended consequence of which has been that she has become one of the most potent weapons against the depredations of the left that the patriot movement has. No single political figure in America today can generate the excitement that Sarah Palin can. She is a spear aimed straight at the heart of socio-communism in this country. That’s why they still savage her at every opportunity. They fear her every bit as much as they fear the spectacular rise of the Patriot Movement.
The left has always depended on the politics of personal destruction. The bottom line here is that the country is ready, far more than ready, for conservative governance. We have the momentum, we’ve the principles and the right on our side. My question here is ‘does Mitt Romney?’ Romney and his Super PACs had no problem whatsoever savaging each of his conservative Republican opponents in turn. So much so, that it led some of us to wonder whose side Romney was really on.
I wrote that he was going to have to work very hard to band-aid, in order to save the so-called Reagan coalition which his attacks had splintered. He’s not going to defeat Obama with his advisers feeding him, and the nation, with milquetoast platitudes. He has to attack Obama for what he is… a totally incompetent Marxist hack.
There’s a lot of concern out here about Romney’s upcoming vice-presidential pick. The rumble among the establishment types is that Romney will pick Ohio Senator Rob Portman. He’s been called the GOP’s most boring ‘white guy’. Now, I’m not here to run down Portman. He is a conservative Republican. But he will not excite the base. Nationally, he’s a virtual unknown. We do not need another vanilla candidate in an election cycle that promises to be a real gunfight.
Romney had better be prepared for that gunfight, and he’s not going to do it by ‘repudiating’ attacks against the most vicious political infighter in American politics. Romney, get some… you know… grow a pair, get some testicular fortitude. And while you’re at it, fire your McCain advisers.
Semper Vigilans, Semper Fidelis
© Skip MacLure 2012