, that he
made a lot of money off of deals where the taxpayers andthe FDIC had to pick up the tab
, or that it looks awful for Mitt to make millions ondeals where businesses went under and hundreds of middle class workers lost their jobs, you're answered with cries of "capitalism" and "free enterprise!" Good luck withthat strategy in the general election if, God help us all, Mitt gets that far.Furthermore, remember when Newt Gingrich was ahead of Mitt in Iowa, running apositive campaign, and was told "Politics ain't beanbag" after Mitt creamed him withmillions in negative ads? Then remember when those same people squealed withoutrage when Mitt got exactly what he had been dishing out after New Hampshire? Wewere told Newt was campaigning like a liberal when he hit Mitt on Bain Capital, but when Mitt ran dishonest ads featuring Tom Brokaw crowing about a
now discreditedethics investigation
, the same people were silent. After the last debate, it wasamazing to hear talking heads telling everyone how wonderful Mitt did after
RickSantorum gutted him like a Christmas turkey on Obamacare
and Romney wasbooed by the audience after he was caught lying about not having seen an ad that hepersonally endorsed.Let's be honest and name some names: Jen Rubin, Charles Krauthammer, George Will,National Review, Fox News and the Drudge Report among others have been shilling forMitt Romney and attacking his adversaries during this primary the way the New YorkTimes will for Barack Obama in the general election. That doesn't make them RINOS,liberals, part of the establishment or bad people. Reasonable people can reach different conclusions about which candidate to support. But that being said, these people shouldrealize that as far as a lot of other conservatives are concerned, they are betting theirreputations on Mitt Romney. What they are in effect saying in so many words is, "Votefor Mitt Romney and we promise you that not only will he get elected, he'll governconservatively." Given his record, that's liquidating your house and putting it on a spinof the roulette wheel.
4) Mitt Romney is cozying up to the establishment, not the Tea Party.
Neverhave so many self-interested, politically-gutless establishment space fillers gathered inone place as on the endorsement list for Mitt Romney. If Bob Dole, John McCain, SusanMolinari, Lisa Murkowski, Jim Talent, Joe Scarborough, Mel Martinez, Jim Gerlach, JuddGregg, Jon Huntsman, John Sununu and Norm Coleman are all lining up behind acandidate in a contested GOP primary, it's an almost ironclad guarantee that candidateis not going to be worth a bucket of warm spit once he gets into office. If you want toknow why you're seeing so many Tea Partiers lining up behind Newt Gingrich, whodespite his flaws has done more for the conservative cause than any other livingpolitician, it's because they see the politicians backing Mitt Romney and they're wellaware that they're not friends of grassroots conservatives.It's absolutely unbelievable that after the grassroots helped the GOP have its best yearin half a century that we may end up with a human "SCREW YOU!" to the Tea Party likeMitt Romney as the nominee. Here we have a moderate establishment-endorsedcandidate who supported TARP, is open to more bailouts, came up with the mother of Obamacare, and he has no bold plans to tackle the deficit -- and this is the guy TeaPartiers are supposed to support after fighting to beat Republicans like that in primaries