… UNFORTUNATELY (OR PERHAPS FORTUNATELY)
|| By FITSNEWS || Earlier this week we weighed in on the news that fiscally liberal former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney was seriously considering another run for the White House.
“A Romney reboot in 2016 would only exacerbate the existing fractures within the GOP … which is coming apart at the seams due to the fiscal betrayals of its ‘establishment’ leaders,” we wrote.
(Read our whole report HERE).
We’d hoped Romney 3.0 was going to be quickly dismissed … but no such luck. Romney, it appears, is deadly serious about a 2016 bid … which would be his third campaign for president. In fact like former Florida governor Jeb Bush – the establishment favorite and current frontrunner for the GOP nomination – Romney is already plotting strategy with his advisors.
“Romney, who made a fortune in the financial sector and was cast by Democrats in 2012 as a heartless businessman, wants to make tackling poverty … one of the three pillars of his campaign,” reporters Maggie Haberman and James Hohmann of Politico report.
You know … because government “wars on poverty” are so successful …
Oddly enough, a separate story in The Washington Post notes Romney has been making calls to “Republican” politicians, telling them he is “intent on running to the right of Bush.”
Romney also reportedly “tried to assure conservatives that he shares their views on immigration and tax policy — and that should he enter the race, he will not forsake party orthodoxy.”
Republicans have no orthodoxy, only a doctrine of appeasement.
We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: Aside from marginal distinctions on social issues, “Republicans” are no different than Democrats. And to presume that there is a hair’s breadth worth of difference between establishment GOP candidates like Romney and Bush and their would-be Democratic rivals – well, that’s just silly.
It’s the same thing every four years … heads they win, tails you lose.
Which is why voters are abandoning both parties in droves …
Overtly political shape-shifters like Romney are contributing to this voter attrition, although in a way that’s a good thing. After all, a(nother) Romney candidacy would provide us with ample opportunity to once again expose the inherent dishonesty and rank hypocrisy of the “Republican” brand, which we gave up on years ago.
And the more that brand is exposed as a fraud, the sooner the rising tide of independents in America will have a voice consistent with their beliefs and best interests …