Can Milquetoast Mitt Be Burned By Anti-Romney Voting Bloc? You Betcha!
First, Ford O'Connell takes a look at the very significant anti-Romney voting bloc.
So is Mitt Romney still the most likely candidate to win the GOP presidential nomination as of this week? Yes, thanks to superior campaign resources and a steady debating style. But if Romney is not able to get beyond his base (establishment Republicans) and find a way to appeal to social conservatives and tea partiers, and the anti-Romney voting bloc unites behind a single candidate rather than backing several competing candidates (e.g., Cain, Perry, Gingrich, etc.), Romney could lose the nomination.
Now, today, we get this from milquetoast Mitt. They don't call him Mittens for nothing, folks. They are, after all, often thought of as kid gloves. Contrasting that with a gut-punching Obama campaign is enough to make you want to throw down the gloves and shout, No Mas!! For now, I'll settle for No Mitt!!
Campaigning in Ohio today, Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney stopped by a Republican Party phone-bank making calls in support of Gov. John Kasich's government union reform referendum, but refused to endorse the actual referendum. CNN's Peter Hamby called the scene an "incredible moment in politics."