Campaign 2012: Romney Wraps It Up

It’ll officially be Obama versus Romney now that Mitt has wrapped up enough delegates to secure his Party’s nomination.  There wasn’t much doubt after Rick Santorum pulled out prematurely.  Conservative Super PACs are prepared to spend $1 billion+ supporting the Mormon from Massachusetts.  The DCCC celebrated the milestone by issuing this ad:

Trump’s Birtherism isn’t keeping Romney away from the $2 million he was able to raise for him and he refuses to dismiss the craziness surrounding the issue.  It is time for Mitt to stand up to the radical extremists he embraced whole heartedly to gain the delegates.  He went all the way to the edge of the cliff of radical Republican politics to pander to Tea baggers and evangelical christians who think his Mormonism is a cult.

There’s nothing Mitt won’t say or do to become president.  The scary thing about the billion dollars is that this is above and beyond what Romney will raise and will come from a select few billionaires attempting to buy the White House.  80% of all Super PAC money has gone to support conservatives.  It has been raised by a very few people.

Romney has but two things on his resume qualifying him to run:  His tenure at Bain Capital and his term as Governor of Massachusetts.  He can’t run on that liberal record as Governor where his jobs record was scant and allegations about why he had his staffers sweep their computers clean and leave nothing for archives after his term ended leave questions about his integrity.  The Washington Post took a look at his record as Governor today:

Romney’s judicial nominees and his ill-fated effort to reform a politicized system offer a window into how he made some of his most important decisions as the state’s chief executive. As a Republican governor in a strongly Democratic state, he started as a good-government idealist, bumped up against an entrenched system and ultimately decided to work within it. And if, as Romney suggests, his time as governor is a key selling point for the presidency, his judicial appointments may be one of the most lasting legacies.

Though he once said people connected to state government would be at a disadvantage in seeking judgeships, Romney ended up appointing seven lawyers from inside his administration.

In his final 17 months in office, Romney pushed through a surge of judicial nominees, some with controversial records, others with the kind of political connections he had once condemned, records show. They included a former consultant for Bain & Co., the consulting firm where Romney made his reputation in business;a former Republican legislator rejected as too political by the screening panel, and a court clerk who had been reprimanded for asking a female co-worker to perform a lap dance at a strip club.

The road to the White House goes through Pennsylvania.  Our 20 electoral votes are critical so both campaigns will be here frequently.  Their surrogates will also pass through so, again, it’ll be an exciting time as the Keystone State again goes into the national spotlight.  Get out there with your video cameras and get more of the Obama monkey moments.  Let’s show the nation how racist and ignorant Romney’s supporters are.

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