Well, today was the day. Wisconsin’s primary for the 2012 Republican nomination. I voted for who I feel is the best candidate not only to defeat Barack Obama in November, but also to turn our country around and get it back on track. Rick Santorum, hope this isn’t the last time I get to vote for you.
While Romney leads in a number of polls right now, its always possible that Santorum could pull out another win. He’s done it before. At the least, I expect it to be a close race. While talking with some other Santorum supporters I heard the same doom and gloom thoughts that the media are repeating constantly. If Santorum doesn’t win Wisconsin, he’s done. Yeah, well that’s what they said about a lot of other states. In fact, they were ready to call the race over after Romney won Iowa. Only later did we learn that he actually didn’t – Santorum did.
Romney has been pushed on the American people for as long as the race has been going on. Both by moderate Republicans, and the liberal media. It’s painfully clear – Romney is the establishment’s choice. And who knows – he may very well end up being the nominee. But its not over til its over. Here’s what could happen.
Essentially, Romney needs 1144 delegates to be the nominee. If Santorum, Gingrich, and Paul all win enough delegates to block Romney from his 1144, the race will go to the Republican convention. There will be a roll call; each state will give their delegates to candidates based on each state’s primary or caucus. If Romney still doesn’t have 1144, the delegates are up for grabs. Each state can give their delegates, not based on their elections, but on who the Republican leaders want as the nominee. If this were the case, the tide could certainly shift to Santorum.
Then again, it might not. Romney could win at the convention too. And if that’s the case, he’ll have my support. 4 more years of Obama, especially when he has no need to curb his executive orders per reelection, would be a disaster. The economy would crumble as business owners and stockholders fear the worst. The vast majority of people who own businesses are very afraid of a second term. I’m afraid for them.
One thing to look forward to during the campaign, should Romney earn the nomination, is the left revealing itself for the intolerant people they are. For so long we’ve heard that Republicans are the bigots, the racists, the homophobes. Republicans are “intolerant”. Yet, when a Tea Party meeting is going on – what do we see? Happy faces, cheerful people. No one is angry. And I assure you, because I’ve been there – no one is shouting racist slogans.
On the other hand, we’re taught that Democrats are the honest, tolerate, peaceful folks. They work for the poor, the downtrodden, the folks that just can’t seem to get ahead. They’re for “women’s rights”, and “gay rights”, and “animal rights”. But disagree with them and they get nasty fast. Liberals are wildly intolerant, angry, and bitter. Look at Occupy Wallstreet. Then compare it with the Tea Party. Tell me who is more tolerant.
But I know all of this. I’m only waiting for the left to expose themselves. Although they tout religious tolerance, if Romney gets the nomination, his religion will be called into question. Suddenly him being a Mormon will be the worst thing ever. He’ll be attacked and ridiculed, forced to answer every question about his faith. The religion of a candidate isn’t important unless it can be spun to hurt a Republican and help a Democrat. Wait for it – it’ll happen. Trust me.