George Will: I never said the White House wasn’t winnable

posted at 6:00 pm on March 18, 2012 by Tina Korbe

When George Will wrote in his March 2 column that conservatives might want to consider “Plan B” for stopping Obama, it almost sounded like he thought the White House wasn’t winnable. That’s certainly how Rush Limbaugh interpreted it, for example. Today, on ABC’s “This Week,” Will clarified that his call to focus on winning majorities in the House and Senate was not meant to imply he thought conservatives should give up on the White House.

“My position then, as now, was there may come a point, I said, when political assets being finite — enthusiasm, time and money — you might want to concentrate on getting all of the gavels of the committees of Congress in the Republican hands because Obama can’t be beaten by these people,” Will said. “It’s not yet time to do that.”

Will said that there were reasons for Republicans to keep fighting for the White House. In particular, the fact that Obama’s poll numbers were so closely impacted by fluctuations in gas prices, Will said, should give Republicans hope.

“What Haley [Barbour] said a moment ago is right,” Will continued. “I mean, things are going badly for Republicans. Things are going reasonably well in the economy, at least by the normal metrics. The president’s job approval is going down, driven by gas for Pete’s sake, which tells you how fragile and brittle his support is there. So, at this point, I would say no, keep fighting, but prepare to retrench.”

This topic is tricky. Where should conservatives focus their resources? Their legislative priorities likely can’t or won’t be fully accomplished if Republicans don’t achieve majorities in both chambers of Congress in addition to the White House. We can’t ignore congressional races. But risking the presidency for the sake of the House or Senate seems even more foolish. Consider Obamacare, for example. More than likely, no Democratic chamber would ever vote to repeal it, but Obama will certainly never sign a repeal bill. Nor does Obama much care if he crosses constitutional boundaries to legislate from the executive branch. Yes, Obama has got to go. Any of the remaining GOP candidates would be better. If, in concentrating resources on the presidential election, conservatives are unable to take back the Senate or retain the House, then they regroup.

At that point, it would make sense for conservatives to pour the majority of their resources into issue advocacy, into convincing Democrats one by one to vote for conservative solutions. Paul Ryan’s practically-one-man mission to reform Medicare and his success at acquiring at least some Democratic supporters proves that it’s possible to sell well-thought-out solutions even to those who are initially resistant. With a Republican in the White House, Democrats would feel even freer to cross the aisle. Right now, Democrats have to worry not only about their own reelections, but about how their votes affect the president’s reelection bid. At times, they might even cross their constituents so as not to cross the president and the party. The temptation to do that would lessen with a Republican president, which means that, if conservatives can convince their neighbors to adopt conservative ideas and to put pressure on legislators to adopt them as well, they might be able to accomplish wonders with a Republican president and divided Congress.


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Many Hot Aireans are so anti-Romney they will vote for Obama.

andy85719 on March 18, 2012 at 6:04 PM

Will may have his faults, but he is right here.

Gasoline prices might save the hapless ‘Rs’.

Schadenfreude on March 18, 2012 at 6:05 PM

Many Hot Aireans are so anti-Romney they will vote for Obama.

andy85719 on March 18, 2012 at 6:04 PM

I’m not quite that anti-Romney. But I do know he won’t get my vote, and in all likelihood, the Constitution Party will:

http://www.constitutionparty.com/party_platform.php

Stoic Patriot on March 18, 2012 at 6:06 PM

Oh good grief. Focus on both. The White House and congress should be our goal.

bluealice on March 18, 2012 at 6:07 PM

As long as the candidate doesn’t wear dungarees, Will is happy.

profitsbeard on March 18, 2012 at 6:08 PM

This topic is tricky. Where should conservatives focus their resources?

If your focus is on an agenda, always focus on POTUS. That’s the race which always gets the major media attention and affects races down-ticket. Races for Senate rarely get much attention, and races for the House of Representatives essentially never do.

The problem the GOP has is that its likely standard-bearer, Romney, isn’t worth supporting and is outclassed when it comes to personality and consistency by a wet dishrag.

Stoic Patriot on March 18, 2012 at 6:09 PM

Many Hot Aireans are so anti-Romney they will vote for Obama.

andy85719 on March 18, 2012 at 6:04 PM

Not necessarily, though so far he hasn’t given them a reason to follow him. He spent 33 million to destroy Newt and he got Rick. He hasn’t done anything to win people over, nor have his adherents. Most are nasty and whining about “oh, you will vote for Obama, but look how much better Mitt is”, meh.

Schadenfreude on March 18, 2012 at 6:09 PM

I would argue the anti-Santorum crowd is more likely to vote for Obama if Santorum were to be the nominee thatn the “Romney haters”. The Romney haters are the conservative base, the reliable Republican voters, which is why it’s silly to insult them all the time, as andy does in his post above.

Dr. Tesla on March 18, 2012 at 6:10 PM

Not a big fan of George Will but I think he is largely correct. Romney is lame and a Democrat, while Santorum who I like, isn’t that great either. Santorum lacks presence and Newt is too volatile. These are not great presidential candidates, and its not that outrageous to expect that they will not do well.

sharrukin on March 18, 2012 at 6:10 PM

The preceding comments prove my point. Would rather vote for Ofailure or a definite loser than vote for Romney.

andy85719 on March 18, 2012 at 6:11 PM

I think Will’s point was stupid and that’s why he’s trying to revise it now. Rush’s criticism has a tendency to do that to people.

Dr. Tesla on March 18, 2012 at 6:12 PM

The preceding comments prove my point. Would rather vote for Ofailure or a definite loser than vote for Romney.

andy85719 on March 18, 2012 at 6:11 PM

This comment proves that you are not very discerning, nor very logical, but you persist in your silo. Good luck.

Schadenfreude on March 18, 2012 at 6:12 PM

And for the record, I voted for Santorum in the Arizona primary. I’m not a Santorum hater, I’m just rational. Santorum has foot in mouth disease and is about to lose Puerto Rico by 60+ percent.

andy85719 on March 18, 2012 at 6:13 PM

andy,

Do you ever stop brown nosing Romney? The point of primaries is to debate and examine the candidates. It’s not Romney’s birthright and that’s your whole attidude about it.

Dr. Tesla on March 18, 2012 at 6:13 PM

AIM HIGH! TAKE IT ALL!

GarandFan on March 18, 2012 at 6:14 PM

Andy,

You didn’t vote for Santorum, you sound like you worship Romney. Don’t lie about it.

Dr. Tesla on March 18, 2012 at 6:14 PM

andy85719 on March 18, 2012 at 6:13 PM

PR is a leftie territory, proving again Mitt’s challenge in the primaries, and the people’s hesitation with him.

In the fall PR will vote for Obama, again.

After the primaries is the only time to speak of who will vote for Obama, and who will not.

Schadenfreude on March 18, 2012 at 6:15 PM

Obama has lost all voters except the dead, the zombie, and the rabid.

He needs every vote he can still get (or manufacture).

Roy Rogers on March 18, 2012 at 6:15 PM

Imagine where gas prices would be if that monstrosity known as Cap and Trade had passed. Obama and his cronies had every intention of making gas and other petro-fuels so expensive that people would inevitably switch to green energy. This adolescent fantasy of no longer using oil (“yesterday’s energy” as Obama still refers to it) and switching to wind and algae is laughable. He should be hammered over this repeatedly between now and election day.

These Leftists tried to socially engineer us out of using oil and gas when the infrastructure for their replacement doesn’t exist. Economic illiterates and Marxist fools who only cause societies to take big leaps backward.

Nice job they did on the former Soviet Union, huh? And a bang-up job they’re doing with Cuba.

EMD on March 18, 2012 at 6:15 PM

I’d like to concentrate on getting more conservatives in congress to stop or place in check Romney or Obama whichever ultimately wins.

multiuseless on March 18, 2012 at 6:15 PM

Many Hot Aireans are so anti-Romney they will vote for Obama.

andy85719 on March 18, 2012 at 6:04 PM

Let them. They are so ideologically pure they would bail on all viable candidates eventually.

It isn’t worth the grief trying to placate them. Best to break cleanly from them now.

cozmo on March 18, 2012 at 6:16 PM

Romney’s made quite a few gaffes in his campaign, like comparing his work with Bain to Obama’s takeover to GM.

Then there’s the 10,000 dollar bet in a debate.

There’s his comment saying he didn’t care about the poor, and when he got blowback for that, he says he wants to raise the min. wage, which isn’t a conservative position.

If you are objective, you can point out gaffes by all the candidates b/c they all make them.

Dr. Tesla on March 18, 2012 at 6:17 PM

The preceding comments prove my point.

andy85719 on March 18, 2012 at 6:11 PM

No, they dont.

Valkyriepundit on March 18, 2012 at 6:17 PM

I think the conservative movement is in the ditch if we are supposed to argue that ROmney’s record in Mass. was pretty conservative if not pure.

THat’s not being honest about things.

Dr. Tesla on March 18, 2012 at 6:18 PM

I did vote for Santorum. Do I have proof, no, but I sealed up the vote in the envelope and sent it on its way. I don’t worship Romney, I think he is a flawed man. But I don’t want Obama.

andy85719 on March 18, 2012 at 6:18 PM

Schadenfreude on March 18, 2012 at 6:15 PM

Actually, Puerto Rico is controlled by the equivalent of the Republican party. Also, Puerto Rico doesn’t vote in general elections.

andy85719 on March 18, 2012 at 6:20 PM

Romney has been liberal on healthcare policy, taxes/fees, gun control, global warming, campaign finance reform, abortion, gay marriage, immigration and judges in the past while governor of Mass.

To use the purity platitude and make conservatives out as extremists for not being that wild about Romney is bit of a reach. :)

Dr. Tesla on March 18, 2012 at 6:20 PM

andy85719 on March 18, 2012 at 6:18 PM

You’re a Romney backer and have been for some time, yet for some odd reason you voted for Santorum? Why would you do that?

sharrukin on March 18, 2012 at 6:20 PM

George, President Obama couldn’t have prevaricated any better than you have.

WordsMatter on March 18, 2012 at 6:20 PM

Andy is a teller of tall tales. He will lie in a debate if he thinks he gives him more crediblity. Lot of people approach debates like this.

Dr. Tesla on March 18, 2012 at 6:21 PM

By the way, for all of the talk about how horribly organized Santorum is, and how well-organized Romney is, I’d suggest you take a look at the following:

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0312/74152.html

Stoic Patriot on March 18, 2012 at 6:22 PM

sharrukin on March 18, 2012 at 6:20 PM

Because I voted absentee and at the time Santorum was sounding pretty reasonable. Also, I resented that Romney had a lock on the state.

andy85719 on March 18, 2012 at 6:22 PM

andy85719 on March 18, 2012 at 6:20 PM

At the moment, due to governor and etc. Yes, I know, but they’d be for Obama, were, and w/b again.

Schadenfreude on March 18, 2012 at 6:23 PM

Well, recent poll shows Santorum stronger in 4 swing states than ROmney. Yet you are saying Romney is more electable. Any evidence contrary to that you will ignore or claim isn’t legit.

Dr. Tesla on March 18, 2012 at 6:23 PM

Obama has lost all voters except the dead, the zombie, and the rabid.

He needs every vote he can still get (or manufacture).

Roy Rogers on March 18, 2012 at 6:15 PM

You forgot the registered dog in Albuquerque.

Schadenfreude on March 18, 2012 at 6:24 PM

Romney has his faults but I don’t believe any of you won’t vote for him if he’s our nominee.

I refuse to believe any of you wants Obama again.

I have faith in YOU ALL.

gerrym51 on March 18, 2012 at 6:24 PM

Romney should be more organized as he’s wealthy and this is his 2nd attempt for president plus he was a CEO. Organization is probably his main asset, ideology or lack of a conservative one is his flaw.

Dr. Tesla on March 18, 2012 at 6:25 PM

Gerry is singing a new tune now that it looks like Romney is the probable nominee. Nobody was a bigger jerk than Gerry when it looked like Romney could lose the nomination.

Dr. Tesla on March 18, 2012 at 6:26 PM

You see, I always have the ballots sent to me through the mail. It is way more convenient and you get to vote way before the actual primary/election. I’m not telling a tall tale and I really resent that people are accusing me of lying. Had Santorum remained even-keeled and refrained from blathering about the evils of Internet pornography and other completely irrelevant crap, I might still support him. If the economy were spectacular and it was Bill Clinton in office, I would definitely choose support him over Romney. But the economy is crap and the thought of Obama winning scares the crap out of me.

andy85719 on March 18, 2012 at 6:27 PM

Typical elitist pundit…he wants it both ways…he must have gotten an earful since his first article.

d1carter on March 18, 2012 at 6:28 PM

Schadenfreude on March 18, 2012 at 6:23 PM

Didn’t Hillary win Puerto Rico?

andy85719 on March 18, 2012 at 6:28 PM

Will was right the first time, we’re blowing a vital opportunity to reclaim this country in the name of the GOP by destroying conservatives with convincing records of success like Gingrich/Perry to field statist Romney (who will NEVER repeal ObamaCare) or Charlie Brown-esque Santorum… both nearly-guaranteed losers in my book

Sadly, powerful majorities on the Hill our best bet now imho

Geo too weak the weather the hate mail pouring-in, appeartently

Reaganite Republican on March 18, 2012 at 6:31 PM

the real issue is why the R party is unable to come up with more than one serious candidate.

Newt is obviously flawed…and has been out of politics for a decade.

Rick S doesn’t seem to be able to keep his mouth shut, and lost in PA horribly…you really think PA is going to suddenly vote for Rick for Prez?

Bachmann would not be able to win MN…and she’ll be lucky to keep her house seat (and I hope she does)

Let’s see who else…Cain?…with NO political experience, who tried to turn a book tour into a campaign?

In order to counter the professional left and the leftist press we need a stronger bench. The RNC should not just let anyone grab the mic. I know its not fair…but it is what it is.

We need disciplined, thoughtful people to hold the left accountable

r keller on March 18, 2012 at 6:31 PM

Trump really ridiculed George Will recently, including his hair, and Rush talked about that and said that the only area Trump was in quick sand was the stuff about his hair considering Trump’s hair is a little crazy. Rush stuck the knife in George Will in a subtle way. George WIll got all sanctimonious about Rush’s Slutgate, mostly b/c Rush had criticized his stupid column we shouldn’t focus on beating Obama.

Dr. Tesla on March 18, 2012 at 6:32 PM

Santorum is getting crushed in Puerto Rico. The only thing he got out of his visit was working on his tan.

rubberneck on March 18, 2012 at 6:32 PM

Rmoney/Will 2012! Because darn it, the economy has turned around!

Bmore on March 18, 2012 at 6:33 PM

Romney is the probable nominee

Willard wins 15 state primaries and caucuses, but instead of clinching the nomination he’s been downgraded from “inevitable” and “presumptive nominee” all the way down to “probable.”

Why is that?

Because the dogs just won’t eat it.

Emperor Norton on March 18, 2012 at 6:33 PM

According to Ann Coulter, Romney will only ban Gummi Bears at the state level. He’s only a statist at the state level, when he goes national he’s all about small government. :)

Dr. Tesla on March 18, 2012 at 6:33 PM

George Will..Zzzzzzz…

Lightswitch on March 18, 2012 at 6:34 PM

Oops……

Dear Mitt:Ignore the man in the bow tie
March 6 2012
************
****************************************

Dear Mitt: Consider me a neighbor leaning over the picket fence. You have a picket fence, don’t you? An ivy-covered wall? Fine, I’ll get a ladder.

This is what I want to say: Pay no attention to that man in the bow tie.

Just because George Will says something doesn’t make it so. Just because he has written you off as unable to defeat President Obama, don’t believe it. This isn’t over.(More….)
===================================================

http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/dear-mitt-some-campaign-advice/2012/03/06/gIQADRCjvR_story.html

canopfor on March 18, 2012 at 6:34 PM

According to ANn Coulter, banning Gummi Bears at the state level is legit b/c it’s COnstitutional.

I think that’s a case against perfect allegiance to the Constitution.

Others disagree. :)

Dr. Tesla on March 18, 2012 at 6:34 PM

Dr. Tesla on March 18, 2012 at 6:23 PM

You are one of the better trolls I have come across on the net. Congrats!

rubberneck on March 18, 2012 at 6:34 PM

I’ve learned not to respond to tesla for any reason

gerrym51 on March 18, 2012 at 6:34 PM

Rick Santorum is the reason Harry Reid and the Democrats control the Senate:

Rick Santorum often points to his House and Senate victories in a Democratic-leaning presidential battleground state to argue that he gives Republicans the strongest shot at defeating President Barack Obama in November.

He just as often breezes past his 2006 Senate re-election defeat in Pennsylvania, where he lost by a whopping 18 percentage points. The race helped hand Democrats control of the Senate. And it made Bob Casey, the namesake son of a former Pennsylvania governor, the first Democratic senator from the state elected to a full term since 1962.

“It was a meltdown year” for Republicans, Santorum argues these days when pressed about that shellacking. He also claims he was punished by his constituents for standing firm on the unpopular positions he had held, among them supporting President George W. Bush and the war in Iraq. “I stood tall, stood for what I believed in.”

But the pitch glosses over the facts.

In the 2006 race, Santorum ended up not only alienating his own conservative base but independents and conservative-leaning Democrats, as well.

He was the No. 3 Republican in the Senate that year when Democrats made him a top target for defeat as they looked to wrest control of both houses of Congress from the GOP.

National Democratic Party leaders recruited the mild-mannered Casey to run for the Senate in hopes that his opposition to abortion and gun control would cut into Santorum’s conservative base. Casey had previously won three statewide elections – two terms as state auditor general and one term as state treasurer that was cut short when he was elected to the Senate.

Casey, like Santorum, opposed abortion rights – effectively neutering Santorum on his bread-and-butter cultural issue. And Casey’s family name added gold-plated anti-abortion credentials; his father pushed for and signed into law, as Pennsylvania governor, restrictions on abortion.
Santorum was vulnerable.

His reputation in Congress as a fiscal conservative and a scrappy partisan helped him, but his blunt talk about hot-button social issues – abortion rights and same-sex marriage, his high profile efforts to keep alive Terri Schiavo, a brain-damaged Florida woman – tended to alienate Pennsylvania voters and made him a target for criticism inside and outside the Capitol.

http://www.heraldonline.com/2012/03/15/3823253/spin-meter-santorum-downplays.html

mountainaires on March 18, 2012 at 6:37 PM

I think a troll on here can be defined as a persausive guy who seems to be enjoying himself. :)

Dr. Tesla on March 18, 2012 at 6:37 PM

Only reason to go to Puerto Rico is to hit the beach. Santorum had his priorities right.

If he had hit some gay bars, maybe he would have won some of the moderates over.

Dr. Tesla on March 18, 2012 at 6:39 PM

Puerto Rico Update with 11% reporting.

Romney 11,552 82%

Santorum 1,239 7%

Gingrich 435 3%

Paul 164 1%

Interesting that HotAir does not have this Poll on their site as if it was Santorum we ALL KNOW that it would be at the top of the page.

Especially as Romney will continue to push his economic message that IS RESONATING with voters who want him as our next POTUS…despite what you see on HA and from its pundits.

g2825m on March 18, 2012 at 6:39 PM

Rick Santorum is the reason Harry Reid and the Democrats control the Senate:

mountainaires on March 18, 2012 at 6:37 PM

I heard Santorum was the shooter on the grassy knoll that dark November day in 1963. /

sharrukin on March 18, 2012 at 6:41 PM

Puerto Rico isn’t a state.

Why do they have a say in our primaries? I don’t get it. How many delegates has Romney won from non-states? A lot.

Dr. Tesla on March 18, 2012 at 6:41 PM

Before long Finland is going to be voting in our primaries for Romney.

Dr. Tesla on March 18, 2012 at 6:42 PM

Puerto Rico isn’t a state.

Why do they have a say in our primaries? I don’t get it. How many delegates has Romney won from non-states? A lot.

Dr. Tesla on March 18, 2012 at 6:41 PM

They are part of the United States as Territories. So they have a say as we are a “representative Republic” not a Democracy as some Dems and frankly some conservatives keep forgetting!

g2825m on March 18, 2012 at 6:45 PM

Where should conservatives focus their resources?

On removing the fascist criminal Husein Louie Obama.

VorDaj on March 18, 2012 at 6:46 PM

Although I’d prefer a stronger field, I will NOT cast my vote for anyone in the D party, ever !!
Y’all can resist the urge to explain (ad nauseum) just how liberal y’all figure Romney is. SPARE US !!
With a strongly conservative-leaning congress there’s very good reason to believe ANY of these candidates can and will proceed to honor our constitution, unlike ANYONE on the left.
Chalk me up as an ABO, and ABLeftist congressfolk !
R’s all down the column !

pambi on March 18, 2012 at 6:46 PM

O/T
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A look at Puerto Rico as it holds its primary

A profile of Puerto Rico, which holds its Republican presidential primary Sunday:
***************

NUMBERS:

age
Race,etc!
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http://www.caribbeanbusinesspr.com/news03.php?nt_id=69324&ct_id=1

canopfor on March 18, 2012 at 6:46 PM

Four more years of Obama and four more dollars on the price of gasoline.

VorDaj on March 18, 2012 at 6:47 PM

Puerto Rico has consistently rejected statehood.

SO I say they shouldn’t get a vote in our primaries.

Dr. Tesla on March 18, 2012 at 6:47 PM

I’m still waiting for a thread on the chaos in Missouri yesterday.
It appears tha Paul and Romney supporters SANDBAGGED Santorum.

gerry-mittbot-has hopes for you all

gerrym51 on March 18, 2012 at 6:48 PM

We do more for Puerto Rico and these other terroritories than they do for us. Let them go their own way, let them be independent countries and see how that works out for them.

Dr. Tesla on March 18, 2012 at 6:48 PM

George Will is backtracking big time … and he should be. This isn’t either / or. You can support GOP candidates for President and for Senate. Financially and otherwise. And Mitt Romney’s situation isn’t nearly so bleak as Will, and others, have painted it … http://bit.ly/qVdDUt

ombdz on March 18, 2012 at 6:49 PM

Romney will continue to push his economic message that IS RESONATING with voters

Nonsense. Willard’s economic message is the same warmed-over platitudes you’ve been hearing for 20 years from the Club for Greed (often called “Growth”) and from Larry Kudlow, which all can be summed up as: Cut taxes, let the Fed print money, and that will make our stocks go up, and we’ll all be rich!

Helping Wall Street plutocrats make more money isn’t real capitalism. It’s fascist crony capitalism.

To restore the American economy, first abolish the Fed.

Emperor Norton on March 18, 2012 at 6:49 PM

I do think it’s amusing how we are supposed to play pretend on Romney’s liberal record simply b/c we don’t like Obama.

I’m not going to be a hack for any politician. Doesn’t mean I won’t vote for them.

Dr. Tesla on March 18, 2012 at 6:50 PM

Romney’s not a sure bet to win the election, despite what most of his supporters have told themselves.

Dr. Tesla on March 18, 2012 at 6:51 PM

What’s the Romney Zombies excuse if Romney fails to beat Obama, after years of being told he is super electable?

That would be interesting to hear.

Dr. Tesla on March 18, 2012 at 6:52 PM

Emperor Norton on March 18, 2012 at 6:49 PM

If Romney’s the nominee I’m SURE you’ll vote for him

You don’t strike me as someone who would cut off his nose to spite his face.

gerrym51 on March 18, 2012 at 6:54 PM

Mitt Romney has won

the GOP primary in Puerto Rico, per @cnn, @nbcnews,

Submitted 4 mins ago by editor
http://www.breakingnews.com/
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canopfor on March 18, 2012 at 6:55 PM

Romney supporters think the man is Michael Jordan, essentially can’t be beat.

What if he turns to be John Starks in reality and you’ve been gushing over how awesome he is for years.

Dr. Tesla on March 18, 2012 at 6:55 PM

I think people should vote for Romney if they want to. They aren’t bad people if they don’t. It’s your right to vote or not. Use it.

Dr. Tesla on March 18, 2012 at 6:56 PM

Many Hot Aireans are so anti-Romney they will vote for Obama.

andy85719 on March 18, 2012 at 6:04 PM

No, the correct way is to say is “IF Romney is the nominee, then *some* of us won’t vote at all, which is like voting for Obama”.

Bigger mouthful, true, but…

Romney is not my first choice, otoh much of the slate running this cycle were not my choice either entirely.

I do understand the frustration: We all want a Conservative candidate that will run as a Conservative out the gate, but that’s not possible.

The only common factor we have right now is that we (as the base) can put positive pressure on the new Congress/President to reverse some of the insanity that’s passed in the last 4 years.

BlaxPac on March 18, 2012 at 6:57 PM

March 20
Ill. 69

March 24
La. 46

April 3
D.C. 19

Md. 37

Wis. 42

April 24
Conn. 28

Del. 17

N.Y. 95

Pa. 72

R.I. 19

May 8
Ind. 46

g2825m on March 18, 2012 at 6:58 PM

Come November there will be a glorious day
Obama will gather a bloody bouquet!
He will gaze on the American Goddess of Justice
With her shimmering, glimmering electoral blade
As she kisses this tyrant she will sing him a last serenade

The world may be ugly, but each man must do what he must
In less than a year Obama will be dust
Our Lady will possess him in her breathtaking, hair-raising bed
She will tingle his spine as she captures his heart and his head

PercyB on March 18, 2012 at 6:59 PM

g2825m on March 18, 2012 at 6:58 PM

haha fat fingers…

I meant to also ask what you all think with the upcoming primaries who is in a good position to win these contests. I believe Romney is looking at the upcoming States “but what say you?” as O’Reilly says.

g2825m on March 18, 2012 at 7:00 PM

Romney will win the primary. It is known.

Dr. Tesla on March 18, 2012 at 7:01 PM

I have no idea why the House and Senate races are not receiving more notice on the blogosphere. Wed better make gamn sure we have a majority.
Whoever gets the WH.

katy the mean old lady on March 18, 2012 at 7:02 PM

To restore the American economy, first abolish the Fed.

Emperor Norton on March 18, 2012 at 6:49 PM

May I inquire why such a radical shift of over, what 80+ years of having a Federal Reserve, we just *dump* it and shift to the Gold Standard overnight?

Not to sound provocative, but has any other country with a similar financial structure as ours done this with success?

BlaxPac on March 18, 2012 at 7:03 PM

I didn’t know anybody didn’t think the House and Senate races were important.

Thanks Katy.

Dr. Tesla on March 18, 2012 at 7:03 PM

I wouldn’t matter if the Republicans hels the house and won the senate. Obama has made it clear that for all intents and purposes, Congress is irrelevant. Therefore, We The People are also irrelevant.

/Ditkat

Key West Reader on March 18, 2012 at 7:04 PM

I know I was planning to just vote for president on election day and ignore the house and senate races.

I want to thank Katy the Mean Old Lady for reminding me there are other political races outside of the presidential one.

You learn something new every day.

Dr. Tesla on March 18, 2012 at 7:04 PM

Well, after today, Romney is about half way there! With several States coming up over the next 30 days he should so his strength NATIONWIDE of his support.

Remember though he lost MS and AL he did not lose the popular vote there by much so he still has strong Southern support. Technically he has received MORE votes in ALL of the South than Gingrich or Santorum.

g2825m on March 18, 2012 at 7:06 PM

I think the RNC needs to hire Katy the Mean Old Lady. SHe’s dropping some profound insight on us here today.

Dr. Tesla on March 18, 2012 at 7:06 PM

I wouldn’t matter if the Republicans hels the house and won the senate. Obama has made it clear that for all intents and purposes, Congress is irrelevant. Therefore, We The People are also irrelevant.

/Ditkat

Key West Reader on March 18, 2012 at 7:04 PM

+100

g2825m on March 18, 2012 at 7:06 PM

Well, of course it isn’t unwinnable. If Obama’s poll numbers sink even more, even Santorum will stand a chance.

Question is: do we want to have Democrats painting the entire conservative movement with Santorum? I’m sure they’d just LOVE to run Obama against Santorum, but if Santorum actually won, the media would just be able to mail in the next four years (comparatively speaking) with the most vile anti-Christian rhetoric they’ve ever run. And it would damage conservatism in the minds of squishy moderates and “Independents.” You know, those ‘tards whose votes we need to keep the liberals out of power? Yeah, those guys.

mintycrys on March 18, 2012 at 7:06 PM

George Will: I never said the White House wasn’t winnable

I agree with The Donald: George Will is over-rated. From time to time he comes up with compelling analysis, but other times he comes up with pap.

petefrt on March 18, 2012 at 7:07 PM

PercyB on March 18, 2012 at 6:59 PM

Nice one. Love your optimism! More please.

Bmore on March 18, 2012 at 7:07 PM

Katy, should I also fill up my car with gas when it’s running on empty? Let me know, you know some stuff.

Dr. Tesla on March 18, 2012 at 7:08 PM

To restore the American economy, first abolish the Fed.

Emperor Norton on March 18, 2012 at 6:49 PM

Audit first. Go from there.

Key West Reader on March 18, 2012 at 7:09 PM

I’m pretty sure if conservatives who are not wild about Romney turn out to vote for Romney, they’ll probably take the time to vote for candidates in the down ticket races too.

Probably wrong and a troll for thinking this. Let me know.

Dr. Tesla on March 18, 2012 at 7:10 PM

I wouldn’t matter if the Republicans hels the house and won the senate. Obama has made it clear that for all intents and purposes, Congress is irrelevant. Therefore, We The People are also irrelevant.

Romney is not a guarantee-but he has the best chance. The republican nominee will win all the states the HATED JOHN MCCAIN won.

It’s the other states we need to worry about.

gerry-Rombot

gerrym51 on March 18, 2012 at 7:11 PM

AIM HIGH! TAKE IT ALL!

GarandFan on March 18, 2012 at 6:14 PM

Fire at WILL, as he walks back a stupid remark.

WhatNot on March 18, 2012 at 7:11 PM

I think one of the funnist things I’ve seen on tv is George Will debating Meghan McCain on some political talk show. This guy think he’s so smart but there he is talking to some bimbo about politics. I would never find myself in that kind of situation.

Dr. Tesla on March 18, 2012 at 7:11 PM

At the risk of opening a can of worms, someone else faced a tough reelection not that long ago.

“We are challenging the soft bigotry of low expectations”

Speakup on March 18, 2012 at 7:11 PM

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