An unpopular incumbant president and a terrible economy ought to spell C·A·K·E W·A·L·K for the Republicans in 2012. But picking a candidate to run against Obama is so far problematic to say the least. There is a power struggle going on between the GOP establishment and the more conservative wing of the Party. And, the Left Stream Media (LSM) are doing all they can do to support the GOP establishment by pushing Mitt Romney to win the nomination.
The first candidate to challenge Romney was Rick Perry; but he didn’t last long. Then Herman Cain, a businessman, put up what looked, however unlikely, to be a strong and growing challenge to Romney. Now Cain is mired in controversy and we should know in a short time whether he can survive the controversy or not. If we assume that Cain goes down in flames, we conservatives are left with Newt Gingrich and Ron Paul as our only viable options to Mitt Romney.
I, as most of you know, am supporting Ron Paul. However, unless something changes very quickly, it doesn’t look like Paul is getting enough traction to challenge Romney in the primaries. So, unless the unforeseen happens, that leaves Newt Gingrich as our only other alternative to Romney.
Before talking about Gingrich, let me share my opinion on Romney. I know that the GOP establishment and the LSM and some conservative pundits believe tha Romney may be the only candidate that has a shot at unseating Obama. I DON’T BELIEVE IT! On the contrary, I think Obama’s best shot at reelection would be if Romney was heading the Republican ticket. I believe that Romney is the one candidate that Obama could handle very nicely in one on one debates.
If my opinion of Romney is right, what are we going to do about Newt Gingrich? We all know that Gingrich has a lot of baggage and I don’t intend to rehash here today. We also know that as soon as his polling begins to challenge Romney, the LSM will attack him without mercy. Assuming that Gingrich is our last best chance to have a more conservative option to Romney, we conservatives have to decide whether we will support Gingrich in spite of his baggage or accept that Mitt Romney will be the Republican nominee.
If I can’t convince you all to get behind my choice of Ron Paul, I would recommend that you do get behind Newt Gingrich; baggage and all. In my opinion, Gingrich will destroy Obama in one on one debates and he has the ability to connect with the swing voters. I would ask you to read this Wall Street Journal article by Dorothy Rabinowitz. She also thinks Newt Gingrich could win.
Well, that’s what I’m thinking. What are your thoughts?