Tuesday, January 31, 2012

The Establishment Candidate?

Mitt Romney is being called the “establishment” candidate. First, who is the establishment? Second, when has the GOP ever been organized enough to be considered an establishment? I believe the GOP is in chaos. It would be better to consider Mitt the man to organize chaos candidate.

There is this conventional wisdom that he will fall in lock step with the GOP leadership if elected president. Again I ask, who would you consider to be a leader in the GOP that could influence a Romney White House? The speaker John Boehner I guess could be considered a leader of the GOP but after the 2012 elections we may see an insurgence of more Tea Party candidates to support the 2010 class and a possible changing of the guard in the GOP.

The only way the GOP can survive is if after the 2012 election the country’s direction is definitively changed in the direction of limited and constitutional governance. If Obama Care isn’t repealed, the budget balanced, and the entitlement programs reformed with a GOP majority, it will be the end of the GOP and the beginning of a movement to replace the GOP with a third party.

I am concerned about Mitt’s past just like I am concerned with every politician in the GOP to do the conservative thing. It doesn’t make them all establishment candidates it just makes them typical politicians. We don’t need typical politicians and I think Mitt knows that. He didn’t become successful due to a lack of ability to assess a situation and create an appropriate solution.

The GOP nominee will most likely be Mitt so we need to start pressuring him to do what is needed for the country. Acting as an establishment candidate will not produce results. He will have to reduce government, balance the budget without new taxes, reform entitlements, and reform regulations. The establishment has gotten us in this mess. The establishment will not be able to get us out of it. Mitt can’t afford to be an establishment candidate. We know that and I believe Mitt does as well…

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

That's what I think...only you organize my thoughts and express them much clearer...

Trish said...

Romney may not be "the establishment candidate" so to speak but he is STRONGLY endorsed by it. That's enough for me. And until I have no other choice - my instinct tells me to run the other way :)

Rich said...

Newt lost woman in FLA by 22% points. If he can't win Republican woman then he will never win independent woman. Just saying...

Anonymous said...

Whomever supports or does nothing about the open conspiracy to overthrow state sovereignty by the federal government and exexutive branch of government is the "establishment", in my opinion. Only one man on that stage takes a bold stance on that issue. He is often referred to as a "radical" just as the founders of this country were labeled with their idea of freedom from ALL forms of tyranny. -CJM