John R. Houk
© April 10, 2012
I am not a supporter of Mitt Romney for the GOP nomination for President. Unfortunately it appears that Gingrich and Santorum have abandoned the Brokered Convention path and have thrown in the towel.
In a virtual concession Gingrich has publically acquiesced that Romney will be the GOP nominee:
In an interview with “Fox News Sunday,” Mr. Gingrich called Mr. Romney “far and away the most likely Republican nominee,” adding that he would throw his support behind the front-runner if Mr. Romney secured the required delegates for the nomination. (Gingrich All But Concedes Race to Romney; by Nathan Hodge; WSJ, 4-8-12)
Today Rick Santorum has “suspended” his campaign. “Suspended” is a euphemism for throw in the towel:
I have committed myself to support whoever wins the GOP nomination even if that person is Mitt Romney. I am sorely disappointed. I would rather have the GOP go through a Brokered Convention. The GOP Establishment feared a Brokered Convention would show disunity going into the full race against President Barack Hussein Obama.
I disagree. I believe the drama and excitement of a Brokered Convention would have followed the nominee with an impetus that would have carried through to victory on November 2012.
It is irrelevant now. Mitt Romney is the guy. If Romney wins the election on November 2012, his actions will determine if I continue to be a Republican or begin to look for a Third Party. I will never be a Democrat with its fringe anti-American agenda.
That being said we have a lot of work to do to defeat the Chicago-style Obama machine financed by socialist-transformative billionaires like Soros. We must become aware of the proposition that Obama’s agenda is a Socialistic societal transformation of America that tosses out America’s founding Revolutionary War ideas that have made America the successful great experiment.
We must be dedicated to the proposition that America is exceptional because of the Revolutionary War ideas that were planted in the Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution. Honestly I cannot vouch that Romney is completely dedicated to a Conservative agenda to reverse the curse of the Obama agenda. I DO KNOW though if Obama is reelected the Obama agenda will become more intractably embedded in our political system.
Four more years of Obama will render the Original Intent of the Constitution useless as the Leftist political ideology will stamp every piece of legislation with the concept of a Living Constitution that is interpreted more by whoever is in power than the content of the document.
WE MUST VOTE FOR MITT ROMNEY AS PRESIDENT OF THE USA ON THAT FIRST TUESDAY IN NOVEMBER 2012.
John R. Houk
© March 7, 2012
Mitt Romney is again beginning to be the anointed to win the Republican nomination for President among the MSM and Conservative pundits. This is not pleasing to me; however the reality is people are looking at the present numbers and the potential future.
It is my opinion that it is not too late for Conservatives to have a GOP candidate other than Mitt Romney. What is standing in the way for that Conservative nominee? That would be the political egos of Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich. It is time for Santorum and Gingrich to make a Conservative deal that might run something like a President/Vice President deal. According to the numbers the logical deal would be Santorum as President and Gingrich as Vice President.
As it stands to date according to the WSJ Delegate Counter:
Paul: Not a chance in H-E-Double-Hockey-Sticks
If Santorum and Gingrich unite at this point the delegate count for Conservatives is 281.
Undoubtedly Romney will score more delegates in the future; however if a Santorum/Gingrich team worked together there is the chance they could catch up at least and at worst keep Romney from acquiring 1144 delegates to win the nomination outright. I believe the Conservatives at the Convention would take over and select another candidate other than Romney which would undoubtedly honor a Santorum/Gingrich deal.
Without deals, Romney will be the next GOP nominee for President.
Dan McLaughlin over at RedState.com kind of brings the numbers and reality together in a post.