|Mitt the Unelectable|
I used to think that Barack Obama would be the death of this country. But now I know better.
Mitt Romney will be the death of us.
Let's start with some basics.
Barack Obama has been a (predictably) a disaster is every dimension that you can measure. The economy is in shambles, health care has been nationalized, the auto industry is owned by the government and churning out cars that are not selling, tax payer loans are being made to bankrupt 'green' companies that immediately go belly up, there are protesters in the streets, countries around the world are falling under the influence of our enemies (Islamist fanatics and the Chinese), the list goes on and on.
I assumed that the cumulative weight of all this failure and misguided policy would be the ruin of this country. But, as Adam Smith noted, there is a great deal of ruin in a country.
It will take Obama more than a single term to destroy us. If he can be unseated, then we have a chance to reverse some of the damage. If he gets a second term, we are finished. And since the United States is the last best chance for mankind, as we go, so goes the rest of the world.
This election is the most important election in our history. Nothing less than the fate of the world hangs in the balance.
And it appears we are about to nominate the ONE CANDIDATE that cannot beat Obama.
There are several reasons why Mitt will not win:
- Mitt is not a conservative: his credentials are, at best, moderate. Moderates do not win elections for Republicans. The Republican base will not be energized, the message will be socialism lite, there will be no compelling difference between the candidates. Low turnout and an apathetic base will sink Mitt.
- Mitt is a Mormon: Once Mitt is the Republican nominee the media will suddenly be very interested in the 'Mormon Cult'. You will see lots of special interest stories about the magic underwear, the chauvinism, and other oddities. This will all be done in a manner to seem innocuous, but it will persuade many voters that Mormons cannot be trusted with the highest office.
- Mitt invented Obamacare: Obamacare is one of the least popular Obama programs, and it will provide a great deal of leverage for the Republicans to highlight the socialist policies of Obama. Mitt is the ONLY candidate that cannot (and refuses to) denounce Obamacare.
- Mitt is a manager, not a leader: Mitt is great consultant, a good corporate leader. He is not Ronald Reagan. He cannot formulate and communicate the 'shining city on a hill' message that Reagan used to transform the world. His message is more "better accounting methods in every pot"
So it seems that we are at a crossroads in history, and we will be choosing a Mormon Micro Manager to lead the charge against Chicago Jesus.
Obama will win handily.