The Severe Conservative, Mittens, came out this week to set the record straight about the Donald. Last weekend, Mitt Romney, said he was giving a big speech on the current republican front runner. The failed presidential nominee’s coming speech spurred a flurry of speculation about what he planned to say. The anticipation in the beltway media was palpable. The former nominee approached the stage looking presidential and ready to tell the current front-runner and his supporters what’s what. That’s about the point where things fell flat. I’m going to be honest with you, I set out to watch this speech but in classic Romney form, his speech was uninspiring and his monotone cadence left me remembering why he lost last time.
The Severity of his conservatism, his striking wit, maybe those were the characteristics that left me wanting to flip the channel, or maybe not. Don’t get me wrong I’m no fan of Donald J Trump but like Trump, I don’t like losers. Mitten’s appearance late in this race is no coincidence…there’s something smelly afoot. Naive observers or the gullible alike would call this spectacle a selfless endeavor on Romney’s part. According to reports, the fix is in and he may be just scheming to steal the nomination at the convention. This guy wants you to believe he’s just standing up for the process and conservatism. Nothing couldn’t be further from the truth. What’s fueling this rumor is a little-known thing called Rule 40. This rule along with a fractured delegate count could hand Mitt the nomination and possibly end the Republican party in the process. This, my friends, could be the end result of this long hard fought race to the nomination. Here’s a little advice from a grassroots conservative, we don’t need you to defend conservatism. Thanks but no thanks, we have Ted Cruz .
After the one-two punch of a decisive win in Maine and Kansas primaries, and a commanding showing at the March third debate, conservatives may be starting to coalesce around the idea of this being a two-candidate race. Cruz , who won two primary races and had two close losses in Kentucky and Louisiana, proved that this is still a race. The myth of the unstoppable Trump train and his infallibility, even with his supporters have been exaggerated. Trump who managed to flip on immigration, his hallmark issue, humiliated himself on the debate stage by referencing his genitals and dropping out of CPAC all in one week. Cruz , on the other hand, managed to stay above the fray while Trump, Mitt and Marco went toe to toe trading personal jabs back and forth while he won the CPAC Straw poll. Marco Rubio did manage to win Puerto Rico which will help him going into the Florida primary.
This race is still Trump’s to lose with Cruz in a close second. Trump may be softening on some his positions in anticipation for a general election race. We will finally get to see just how far his supporters are willing to follow their candidates march to the left. It will also be interesting to see how his endorsers handle his transformation, primarily Sen. Jeff Sessions who went out on a limb for the Donald only to have him “Soften” on his key position. As for Mitt Romney, no amount of Fox show visits, snarky tweets or speeches will bring validity to what he may be plotting. Like a lot of voters my age, I’ve never had a chance to vote for a conservative in a presidential election, hopefully we’re given that chance very soon.