Future News: Romney Runs Left of Obama, Loses In Landslide
I promised to stop beating up Mitt Romney on this blog some time ago, but he’s seriously on thin ice when he starts talking like a tax-and-spend liberal. In this news article, Mitt buys the liberal premise that tax cuts in one place must be replaced by tax increases somewhere else. He is starting to walk in John McCain’s footsteps still fresh from the 2008 election. I voted third party in that election because John McCain backed the bailouts. McCain faced a pivotal moment when he could really draw contrast between himself and Barack Obama, and decided to stick his finger in the eye of his conservative base and drove hardliners like me over to the Libertarian party.
If Mitt keeps walking back his previous adamant support of the free-market system and meaningful tax reform, he’s gonna lose me. This is the time when he should be out joyously explaining conservatism and how low tax rates can gather more revenue than high ones. But instead, he’s buying into the “soak the rich” premise, probably in response to being bullied about his own wealth recently. I have agreed that no matter how much I dislike Mitt Romney, I will vote for him because he is better than Obama. But if he keeps running back to the left, he’s going to lose me. The Republican nominee isn’t going to win the election by trying to run to the left of the Democrat, which is what I fear will happen as November grows nearer.
Mitt better get smart and start rejecting the premises of the left if he wants to keep my vote. If we get another John McCain this November, I guarantee we will have Barack Obama again in January.
If you’re not careful, Mitt, you’re gonna lose me.