As you have probably noticed, Brothers Bushmills and TexasGalt have picked up on a certain, shall we say, developing tension between the establishment GOP and those sympathetic to the Tea Party. (The latter would be the actual voters.)
What gives? Isn’t 2012 supposed to be the year of vindication for the Republicans, with the visibly failing President Obama finally given his walking papers?
The problem is Mitt Romney. Perry’s fading star and the uncertainties surrounding Herman Cain are propelling Romney towards that status dreaded by ordinary Republicans, having been burned by it so many times before: “It’s his turn”.
What is it with Mitt Romney? The man would no doubt be a competent president. He’s a good family man and has tons of executive experience the incumbent is so sorely lacking. He is not likely to trot around the globe bowing and scraping on worldwide apology tours.
I suspect it is his directionless energy in pursuit of the game. Eager to Please and Dressed for Success throughout his political career, Mitt has careened among wildly conflicting policy positions, which are recorded for all to see in this age of technology. And while the media is laying off Mitt now, they will be sure to pound his ties to Wall Street if he emerges as our nominee. Obama’s ridiculous attack on Wall Street, which gave him so much money in 2008, might get new life from a Romney candidacy.
So it’s basically fear that is bubbling up. Is this the man whom destiny will anoint to pilot the ship of state in these troubled times for America? Or will he be one of the reenactments of that fabled ocean liner of 1912, seemingly so perfect, which sunk on the first voyage?