Shirley you jest: Romney may have been the worst pick among Republican hopefuls

I saw this quote today in an article by Don Eggen of the Washington Post.

Craig Shirley, a Ronald Reagan biographer and adviser to conservative groups, said the comments underscore Romney’s fundamental weakness as a nominee. “Conventional wisdom in Republican circles was that Romney was the best candidate,” he said. “In hindsight, he may have been the worst choice.”
I don’t know that much about Mr. “Don’t call me ” Shirley, but what I have read on his blog I think we might see eye to eye on a number of things.  But that statement above, come on.

Michelle Bachmann, she  would have been destroyed by the Obama machine, she put her foot in her mouth way too often, she was able to be more of media hatred target than Sarah Palin had been, and she  probably  have gotten more Dems to the polls than anyone else.

…but maybe, Herman Cain, his lack of governing experience, though somewhat attractive, would have only added to the shredding  by Obama because of absolutely no foreign policy experience.  Even a disaster of Obama in foreign affairs at least had Osama’s death and 4 years of being commander in chief.  Herman couldn’t have made a national run based on 9 9 9 and God if there is anything worse to a pure Democrat than an evangelical republican, it is a conservative Black successful Republican.  Plus only Dems can be sexual predators ( ie Billy Clinton, Teddy Kennedy) and get the free pass from those free thinking NOW members and MS journalists.

… then of course Newt, who definitely would have done better in the debates but had way too much baggage and negatives to ever be the eventual winner.
… wait there was Tim Pawlenty, that would have taken white bread boring to a whole new level,  it would’ve  made Mitt look like Lindsey Lohan off  her probation and her meds.
…no, then it has to be Ron Paul, oh yes Ron.  Well if Ron could talk coherently, looked not like a cranky old geezer and not be quite as naive and made a better, less extreme cause for not doing nation building he may have been better, but guess what he was all those things and despite a nice cult following of believers/worshippers, but he wouldn’t have won anything but the biggest loser in Presidential races history award.

…. Rick Perry, let me pause for 30 seconds, for me to come up with any reasons he might be better than Romney,  ah… ..give me another few minutes….ah…what was the question?
Which leaves us Rick Santorum, (I don’t think Jon Huntsman deserves any discussion on being a better Republican nominee, though maybe a better Dem nominee would be worth pursing), who did himself in worse than anyone else.  He came across very angry in the primaries, Dems would have ripped him even a bigger ahole for his conservative contraception values, fisting him big time as a woman-hater… you see how well they did that to Romney who rarely pushed social issues.  And he was pegged a loser with getting his ass kicked in his last senate race.
So Mr. Shirley there you go, so you still stick to your statement?  Mr. Romney lost not being the worst nominee,  but because Republicans provided a really shitty choice of nominees.  We needed a Paul Ryan, Bobby Jindal, or Marco Rubio in the race and maybe the timing wasn’t right, but none of the nominees we had this time around really had the full package to take on the One.

When you have a near majority of the population getting some kind of direct or indirect government goodie, when you have a Media that acts as a PR firm for the Democrats, when you have a campaign that never stopped and had much better tools than Romney’s, when you have a freak storm and a freak fat f-word governor who does his best to help Obama at the crucial juncture, when you had a President who hid everything he could until after the election and a myriad of other reasons, then you have reasons for a small but significant lose.  But Romney as the worse nominee, not even close.  And Shirley I don’t jest.


November 17, 2012. Tags: , , . Party Chairman Commentary.

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