Saturday, January 20, 2007

Romney will not be president

Via AMERICAblog, I see the Dallas Morning News has come to the realization that Mitt Romney has about as much chance of becoming president as he has of becoming prime minister of Iraq.

Mitt Romney is not going to be president. He's not going to even be the Republican nominee.


It does Romney limited good to play the martyred conservative forced to govern in ungodly Massachusetts. Running against the people who put you in office is not a pretty thing. Besides, how strong are his convictions if he'd sacrifice them for political office?

Romney's positioning is further complicated by his membership in the Mormon church, which many Christian conservatives consider a cult. In a recent Rasmussen poll, 51 percent of evangelicals said they would never vote for a Mormon. The sort of people who don't care whether a candidate is Mormon are the sort of people who live in Massachusetts.
Hmmm... now, where have I read something like this before about Romney?

I have written before, he really might as well not bother. He is trying to win the nomination of a party that has sold its soul to religious bigots. The religious conservatives of the Republican Party think the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is a cult. They simply will not support a Mormon for president. Without their support, even if he were to get the nomination, he could not win the general election. The GOP's religious base would stay home on election day. The Democratic candidate would win. And, that's the best-case scenario. It is just as likely that a third-party Evangelical candidate would enter the race and create a permanent schism between the secular and faith-based factions of the GOP.

Within the context of the 2008 presidential race, we already know everything we need to know about Mitt Romney. He won't be president.


Justin Hart said...

What many people don't realize is that there is a significant thaw in relations between Mormons and Evangelicals.

Just listen to our latest podcasts on the subject.