It’s all over. Based on results from two states that hold 1.8% of the nation’s electoral votes, the gibbering prognosticators of the Mainstream Media have anointed Willard as the standard-bearer of the Pachyderms in 2012. Even Fox News has jumped aboard the Romney express:
After a convincing victory in New Hampshire, South Carolina offers Mr. Romney the opportunity to become the presumptive Republican nominee and define the issues for the fall campaign.
Forgotten is the fact that Mitt’s win in Iowa was far less convincing. After all, an 8-vote victory margin is not exactly a love song. But the Stormin’ Mormon is polished and glib and moderate and he has the kind of hair that marks him as a serious contender—all qualities our liberal pundits find admirable in a Republican during primary season. Afterwards, of course, they’ll suddenly discover that he was all along a dangerous right-wing Neanderthal Nazi, unfit to declaim from the same podium as the Democratic incumbent—but that lies in the future. For now, their job is to ensure that the Republican nominee is someone unlikely to rock the Ship of State as it sails up Socialist Creek.
And Mitt is just the guy:
He is a believer in global warming and supports Cap and Trade if it is done globally as opposed to just nationally.
Mitt helped raise money for Planned Parenthood.
Romney changed his rhetoric on Gay Rights after having made overtures toward the Log Cabin Republicans in exchange for their endorsement. They were none too pleased.
Proof that Romney is both a true politician and a bothersome oaf comes beautifully packaged in his succinct yet immature usage of the English language on Gun Control. “Weapons of unusual lethality?” Really?
Romney picked more Democrats than Republicans when the time came to pick judicial nominees. This will obviously be different when the time comes to pick Supreme Court Nominees, of course.
Sen. Scott Brown supports Romney’s defense of RomneyCare calling it “courageous.”
This is not exactly the curriculum vitae of a rock-ribbed conservative. Still, a vote for a President Romney would be a vote against President Obama—it’s the one sure thing Mitt has going for him.