As Rick Santorum graciously conceded defeat to no one in particular, there are many of us who respected his stoicism on what he made his belief system. Indeed, he took Conservatism to retarding proportions but at least he stood for something; and did so with the conviction that his immediate rival will never be able to demonstrate. For him, his victory was predicated upon waging a full scale cultural war, dismantling the gains achieved by women over several decades and identifying groups, like blacks by name. Santorum knew that the game now had new rules, since the Supreme Court’s landmark decision to allow unlimited funding by any one donor to any candidate. He had a man named Foster Freiss in his pocket; a man who had little respect for women and even less for blacks who dare to become President. Rick, played to this man and as such, succeeded in executing an exploratory venture to run for President in 2016. We are truly sorry that he had to leave the race on account of the health of his daughter, though we cannot lose sight of the fact that he was about to receive a vote of no confidence in his presidential bid from his home state.
With Santorum gone, Romney now becomes the GOP shoo in as Presidential nominee but his effectiveness remains very questionable. He has proven not to be the type of Conservative that will bring out Southern voters. We saw how badly he lost to Newt and Rick amongst this segment of the electorate. Mitt is not much of a darling amongst women voters, either. He has pledged to ‘get rid’ of vehicles like Planned Parenthood and is ready to reverse social gains like Roe v Wade. And amongst students, he has the same flavor of popularity. He has indicated that he will roll back financial assistance programs and will advocate that those who do not have the financial means to attend Ivy Leagues should go to community colleges, instead.
With Rick gone and both Newt and Ron on life support, this should be a celebratory period for Mitt. He will finally receive his party’s nomination – a goal he has sought relentlessly and has shown that he is willing to engage in political prostitution to achieve. In receiving it, he would have outdone his father’s political achievements, as well as, his mother’s political ambitions. He would have accelerated past his brother, Scott, who lost his bid for the public office of Attorney General.
Mitt’s drive for the White House has hardly been about being President. He has taken every ideological position that he could, to keep him viable aand will brazenly embellish his accomplishments to bolster his actual achievements. Really! Does he really think that he saved the Olympics, that sport that has been around for centuries? Couldn’t he just say that he helped to stem the financial bleeding that was occurring from the organized misappropriation that was taking place? Absolutely not!! That hardly has that heroic ring to it, you know, the type that one could use when one is running for the office of POTUS .
Mitt is on the verge of achieving the family goal. He has now gone where no other Romney has been and for that he is about to be crowned emperor. In just a few weeks, he will be wearing that coveted political gown, complete with crown and scepter. A Reince Priebus will say to the world at large that they are proud to offer him the Party’s nomination for President. Mitt will feign coyness and in a blubber of words will say something to the effect, that he accepts. Wearing his new clothes this new emperor will leave the convention, just as he entered; conscious that there is greater benefit for him in winning the title than the office, for then every one would be able to confirm that he is just another wind bag who could Super Pac his way to office. This emperor will have new clothes.
But, alas ! The clothes shall have no emperor.