Republicans getting antsy


There is a palpable sign of panic within the Republican party that Mitt Romney is heading for defeat in the election. The signs are everywhere as people start preemptively assigning blame as they jockey to take control of the direction of the party when it happens.

The Values Voters Summit, an annual gathering of the nuttiest of the nutters, is currently going on in Washington DC and one of the leading nutters Bryan Fischer warns that the party is dead if Romney loses. His reason for why Romney is floundering is, of course, that Romney has not gone full-bore nutter and embraced Ryan’s budget and taken on social issues like opposition to same sex marriage.

Other Republicans also cannot believe that Romney is in such a bad position and use their usual hyperbolic language to make the point.. Laura Ingraham, channeling the views of some of her fellow conservatives, says that the Republican party should shut itself down if it cannot defeat Barack Obama with his record in office.

Another conservative columnist John Podhoretz also concedes that Romney is failing but does not suggest anything concrete, vaguely suggesting that he do something different from what he is doing now.

The folks at Fox News suggest that Obama seems to have this strange charisma that has a hold on voters despite his obvious weaknesses. It is only a matter of time before someone suggests that Obama is using voodoo to entrance voters, and the 27% crazification crowd who believe in the Kenyan-Muslim-communist will easily add it on to the list of reasons why Obama’s re-election will be the death of America.

John Hinderaker thinks that all the moochers and looters and those who want to join those ranks of people getting government handouts are flocking to Obama.

They are right that this election should have been theirs for the taking. But the reasons for the loss may be the mundane ones that stares everyone in the face: Appealing to the interests of angry, elderly, white, male voters with a candidate who lacks charisma and prone to missteps is not a winning strategy.

Comments

  1. Rodney Nelson says

    Appealing to the interests of angry, elderly, white, male voters with a candidate who lacks charisma and prone to missteps is not a winning strategy.

    No, it can’t be that. It must be that Romney isn’t expressing himself properly, isn’t projecting the social values so dear to the Religious Right, hasn’t adequately explained that taxes are for the little people, hasn’t promised to nuke Iran until it glows, and otherwise hasn’t visibly moved to the right of Genghis Khan. Who needs charisma when a proper denouncement of same-sex marriage hasn’t been done?

  2. trucreep says

    Let’s hope it’s because people aren’t convinced by straight up lies.

    I wouldn’t be so hopeful though 🙁

  3. Chiroptera says

    There is a palpable sign of panic within the Republican party that Mitt Romney is heading for defeat in the election. The signs are everywhere as people start preemptively assigning blame as they jockey to take control of the direction of the party when it happens.

    And I can’t help but think that this is also going to be a big factor if and when Romney loses.

    Such widespread defeatism has to contribute to low morale and disillusionment among those who normally would vote Republican. And I bet that the psychology of “going with the clear winner” is going to be in play when the undecideds make up their minds.

  4. mnb0 says

    Ah, can’t help to brag a bit. I remember your bread and something analysis. Back then I predicted that Obama would win, for the simple reason of lacking a worthy Republican opponent. And even I was too cautious – Romney does worse than I thought at beforehand.

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