Mitt Romney's Identity Crisis
Guest Columnist | , Wilmer J. Leon Iii | 6/7/2012, 2:18 p.m.
It is important to remember that the national election is actually made up of individual state races and this will come down to states such as Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Florida. Turn out will be very important and Romney continues to struggle to turn on "conservatives" in his party. If the economies in Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Virginia continue to improve, the "anybody but Obama" argument may lose some of its punch.
The late Senator Barry Goldwater (R-Ariz.) and conservative icon said: "Conservatives seek the wisdom of the past, not the worst of it." With Romney supporting tax cuts for the wealthy, opposing healthcare reform for the nation that he supported as governor, and using the government to mandate social values he is trying to take America back to the failed policies of the Bush 43'era.
With Republican Rick Santorum calling Mitt Romney "the worst Republican in the country to put up against Barack Obama" and Tony Perkins projecting that social conservatives "will likely turn away from the presidential race," the ideology that Romney has turned to in order to get the nomination may be what makes him unelectable.
There's an adage, "If you don't stand for something, you'll fall for anything." Does Romney stand for pro-choice or has he fallen for the pro-life argument? Does he stand for the healthcare reform he championed as governor or has he fallen for the fictitious "Obama Care" scam? Desperation makes for strange bedfellows.
Wilmer Leon is the producer/ host of the nationally broadcast call-in talk radio program "Inside the Issues with Wilmer Leon," and a Teaching Associate in the Department of Political Science at Howard University. Go to his Prescription @ Face Book.com He can be reached at www.wilmerleon.com or by email: email@example.com. www.twitter.com/drwleon