Prominent conservatives are grumbling that the Romney campaign may not have what it takes to defeat Barack Obama, and are not being shy about it.
First there was Rupert Murdoch, who took to the Twittersphere over the weekend to offer his unsolicited advice to Mitt Romney, the presumptive Republican nominee for president. “Met Romney last week. Tough O [Obama] Chicago pros will be hard to beat unless he drops old friends from team and hires some real pros. Doubtful,” tweeted the head of News Corp.
Then Jack Welch, the one-time chief of General Electric, chimed in. “Hope Mitt Romney is listening to Murdoch advice on campaign staff … playing in league with Chicago pols … No room for amateurs”.
Some conservatives have been enraged by an apparent tactical decision by the Romney campaign this week to break ranks with senior Republicans on Capitol Hill over how to respond to the Supreme Court’s healthcare decision.
Eric Fehrnstrom, a top Romney adviser, said in a television appearance that a financial fee at the heart of Mr Obama’s healthcare legislation was a “penalty”, not a “tax”. The distinction has implications for Republicans trying to hammer the White House for imposing a tax on the middle class. This line of attack arose from Chief Justice John Roberts’ tiebreaking decision last week that found the law to be constitutional because the fee was a tax, not a penalty.
“After Thursday’s [Supreme Court] decision, many of us took solace in the fact that Obama would have to defend his tax record,” said Ben Howe, a conservative blogger on RedState.com. “[The Romney campaign] seem to have destroyed the only glimmer of optimism we were able to pull out of that judicial tragedy.”
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Why would anyone bother supporting Romney? He's as liberal as Obama. When are republicans going to get their head straight?
What are you saying? That we should vote for Obama? The two people that will be in this election is going to be Romney and Obama. Anyone that doesn't vote or casts their vote for anyone other than Romney, might just as well have voted for Obama. No, I'm far from being a Romney fan. but I'm even farther from being an Obama supporter. But like Romney or not, I will vote for him. Obama must be stopped before it's too late. If you want another four years of what we have just been through plus a lot of what is yet to come, then continue on with your thought because it will get you Obama.
Tired of the Est. picking our candidates, We should have chossen some one with the balls to take on Obama RE: Newt!
with you on this. He is not my 1st choice but i think he will do a good job. People have to remember that Romneycare was at the state level and you can move to another state. Obamatax is at Countrylevel and you can't escape it. Also, I don't know why the fact that he is sucessful is a neg. He is a successful man and is qualfied to pull us out of this mess. He is not intouch with the common person. What man qualified to be POTUS is? The Wannabe Celeb President we have now? No, he is trying to sneak his socialism or maybe even communism with Islam oppression.
I'm hoping that he is saving it for the debates so that he can catch him without his teleprompter and also it will be close enough to election day that people will not forget. Romney didn't get where he is by being stupid