Mitt Romney is making it hard to get behind him. But we have no choice. I will enthusiastically vote for Romney in November, at this point because Obama holds the gun that is pointed at our collective head. Unfortunately he appears to be a tone deaf simple politician who lacks understanding when it comes to the great issue of our time, namely, freedom. But he’s all we’ve got and he’s far far better than the alternative.
And who knows. Maybe he’ll eventually rise to the occasion.
Here’s a piece from Powerline on the topic:
When the Mitt doesn’t fit
Romney campaign strategist Eric Fehrnstrom appeared on MSNBC yesterday (video clip below). What is a top Romney campaign adviser doing on MSNBC? Nothing good, as it turns out.
MSNBC’s Chuck Todd extracted Fehrnstrom’s concurrence with Obama that Obamacare’s mandate is not a tax. Taking Fehrnstrom as Romney’s spokesman, we can conclude that Romney begs to differ with Obama’s lawyers (i.e., Obama in court) and with the Supreme Court: it’s not a tax.
What can we learn from this? I offer a multiple choice question.
(a) Romney is not the ideal candidate to don the mantle of opposition to Obamacare.
(b) Romney’s political instincts are lacking on a key campaign issue.
(c) Romney’s campaign requires an overhaul.
(d) Romney isn’t much of a Power Line reader.
(e) All of the above.