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Romney and GOP Conservatives Struggle to Find a Comfort Zone

Zen. Wrote: Apr 12, 2012 9:15 AM
....does he have? He cannot run on his public record since Obamacare is his proposal under a different name. He cannot run on his business record since he is a jobs ‘cremator’ not a jobs creator. How did the GOP establishment lose control of the base? For years the GOP has won elections by appealing to social and racial divides i.e. getting voters to vote their prejudices. But when Right-Wing politicians come to power they vote against the economic interests of their constituencies. Giving tax breaks to the wealthy is their only and serious purpose. It is a con game of bait and switch. The GOP establishment will not deliver the social agenda the hard-core base has come to truly believe in. The base, in turn, has no control over the .....
Zen. Wrote: Apr 12, 2012 9:16 AM
.....over the establishment. The establishment will not allow any representative from the base to write the GOP platform. Just watch and see. Now that is a deal the Romney team will turn down. If it does not, it will lose the elections. --Zen

Considering Rick Santorum's sudden departure from the race, it's time to quit dancing around and bluntly state what the problem is for the man likely to become the Republican nominee for president.

Republicans and others who consider themselves part of the "conservative wing" of the party, with some exceptions, stiff-armed Romney early on based on the belief that he was not one of them and could be defeated. But now, as the nomination looks increasingly his, the Romney camp is stiff-arming that same wing of the party. The question is, can money alone buy one the presidency?

There is true irony...