After Foisting Romney on Base, GOP Elites Now Start to Gripe

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    For the past several weeks, Mitt Romney has been surrounded by critics from the DC-Manhattan elite who’ve denounced him for a lackluster, unfocused campaign, teeing off on Team Romney in the wake of the 47 percent comments for a number of issues—but mostly, in my read, from failing to take their advice. Romney’s defenders, meanwhile, have been many of the same individuals who spent the primary season torching him in effigy as the encapsulation of everything they hate about the Republican ruling class. For months the elites bashed the base for failing to suck it up and see the big picture, to line up for Romney and come on in for the big win. But they got their wish!

    Like it or not, the money and opinion elites on the center-right own Romney’s failure from the perspective of the base—they need him to win. And the reality is that if Romney loses, it will have little if anything to do with Paul Ryan’s big ideas, tactical choices, or elite misgivings—and far more to do with the simple fact that Romney is still disliked by most voters. Romney’s ceiling is much lower than other candidates because of this, and he’s never shown the political ability to overcome it by changing people’s opinions. That is a rare skill: the only presidential candidate in the modern era to come back from being upside down in favorability ratings to win was Bill Clinton. Romney is no Clinton.

    http://www.realclearpolitics.com/ar...se_gop_elites_now_start_to_gripe_115548.htmlv

    Saying Romney is no Clinton is an understatement.
     
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    I doubt Romney would keep a female intern in the Oval Office to use as a fluffer
     
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    He'd be stealing their lunch money.
     

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