Ever have one of those days where no matter how hard you try, you just can’t help but complain about Mitt Romney? Me too. The candidate and his campaign don’t make it easier with statements like this.
Still there comes a time in life when you really do beat a dead horse and you have to bury the thing if for no other reason than to get rid of the smell. That is where I am getting to in election 2012 despite the fact that Romney probably smells much better than a dead horse. He likely smells as I imagine most rich people do, a mix of new car, patent leather and a wisp of freshly printed $100 bills. That is just my imagination though.
Listen I don’t like the guy any more than my conservative compatriots. I don’t trust him, I fear he isn’t trying hard, he doesn’t know how to truly push our message and he is surrounded by people who are unfit to lead. But dammit, I want to win.
We had four years, a massive grassroots movement and revolutionary networking tools at our disposal. Despite everything in our favor, we didn’t have a viable candidate.
I have heard the endless arguments about the “Party establishment” and “endless money” that spew forth on Facebook and Twitter and sound no different than liberal complaints directed at us. I am not naive, I am realistic. Our job is to drive the nation AND our Party to what is right. If we cannot combat out side’s elders then we have no chance of turning an entire nation. Every solution starts at home.
Mitt Romney is the guy we got. In life you don’t start or end with every material for success. Life is about maneuvering to get what you want and need out of what you got. Conservatives should understand this point better than anyone.
There might be those days where I just cannot ignore some insanely stupid thing said or done by the candidate or his staff. Stupid is sometimes so blatant a thing you have to brake ranks and gawk at it. For the most part, dammit, I want to win. Sitting around lamenting the fact that life isn’t perfect and we didn’t get what we wanted won’t help that.
Meanwhile for those, like me, who fear what the candidate will actually do after the election. It is, as I said, our job to keep him honest. That means electing conservatives across America and pushing a Romney administration even harder than we have the Obama monstrosity.
Mitt Romney isn’t the candidate we wanted but it is our job to turn him into that guy.