Tuesday, October 4, 2011

What if it's Mittens?

The intrade odds for a Romney nomination zoomed to 55% today with Christie's announcement that he's not running. (Why did Christie need to make an announcement?) Tea partyers need to start thinking about our strategy. Perhaps its not too early to coalesce around the most viable not-Romney candidate who is acceptable. Right now, I would say that Gary Johnson and Herman Cain are most likely. I'm assuming that Sarah Palin won't run.

The reason this is important is that Romney needs to be pushed towards making more shrink the government promises if he is to beat Obama. He won't win as Democrat-light. He made a good start with his promise to direct the HHS Secretary to grant Obamacare waivers to all 57 50 states. But other tea partyers have noted that he hasn't promised to sign a repeal. I know that you can't trust the promises of politicians, but we have to get him to start making the right promises if we are to have any hope of carrying out some of them. Romney's demagoguery over Perry and Social Security is especially unhelpful.

Here is Romney's very pathetic Florida ad, which lays out no plan whatsoever.

Interestingly, Obama's odds are down slightly on the Christie announcement. Maybe the money is on Romney to beat Obama and Christie leaving clears the field. Your thoughts?


  1. Romney's ad doesn't make any sense at all. I have no idea what he's trying to say unless it's "Be very afraid of everything!"

  2. So what exactly characterizes Gary other then vetoing everything in sight. Turns out he became governor the year I left NM, so I remember the election, but I wasn't around when he took office.