Romney’s sour grapes

16 Nov

Mitt Romney lost for a lot of reasons.

He never connected with the average American who makes a lot less than he does and lives in a lot smaller house.

His stand on issues important to people changed with each different audience he spoke to.

He proved over and over that a gaffe is when you accidentally say something that you mean.

He showed why he was ideologically unfit to be the Republican nominee for president.

For Romney, the gaffe made public in September was that 47 percent of Americans are victims, grifters and thieves.

In a conference call with supporters two days ago, he explained that these grifters were mostly minorities bought off with “gifts” from Barack Obama.

It would be funny if it wasn’t so wrong.

Romney never understood what conservatism offers Americans who believe that freedom leads to prosperity and centralized planning is a road to serfdom.

That message led Margaret Thatcher to victory in 1979 and Ronald Reagan to a historical landslide a year later.

If Romney believes that message is not relevant to Hispanics and African-Americans, he should have stayed in California to oversee the building of his car elevator.

We’re not conservatives, but if the GOP believes the future belongs to conservatism, it’s time they start electing leaders who actually believe it.

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