Eyes WIDE Open peeps. Keep your eyes wide open. Watch the shell, not the hand.
Ad rem provided a link today to a new *PPP poll coming out of Michigan which shows Rick Santorum leading Mitt Romney by 15 points. (*note don’t forget that PPP is known to be a liberal leaning polling operation contracted by SEIU and DailyKos and is a Democrat polling firm) See Doug Ross for more on PPP here.
But setting aside the polling ideological slant, this is an important development and if the actual primary delivers the same result the consequences cannot be overstated.
Michigan is important because inside the media narrative it is being sold as “Romney’s” home state. This despite the fact that the majority of Michiganders do not consider Romney to be ‘one of them’, but I digress. If Romney loses in Michigan the narrative will be about his unelectability, period. So Michigan is important not only as a bell weather for conservative sentiment, but also as the biggest potential repudiation of Romney as a valid nominee for the electorate.
Yesterday at CPAC Romney was only able to garner a lukewarm reception and following his speech the narrative was more about him trying too hard to be something he is not. In my opinion this is actually a factual narrative. He is trying too hard, and he is not the least bit conservative. He certainly is not “severely conservative” as he proclaimed in his speech, and the more Romney talks the more awkward he looks amid crowds that should be, or at least everyone claims should be, his primary base. He just doesn’t fit in. Period.
Yet who wins the CPAC straw poll? Yep, Mitt Romney. Much to the glee of Ann Coulter, Matt Drudge, and the ENTIRE GOP establishment of Romney pushers. With Al Cardenas controlling CPAC playing the part of the Wizard, and the GOP establishment controlling the machine and telling him what buttons to push. C’mon peeps, flippin Mitch McConnell gives a prime time speech? WTF? Yuck !!
Meanwhile the patriotic conservative crowd gather to stare at the show like the good little munchkins the Decepticons need them to be. Look shiny things over there…. ooh, aahh.. :( Sarah! – Sarah! – Sarah! They chant whilst ignoring the fact that those who control the wizard would have anything except vicious contempt for Palin. As one of their uncontrollable enemies she must be kept close, very close.
But if Romney loses Michigan, where does that leave the Decepticons, The Establishment and the blazered Cocktail party republicans? How are they gonna spin that one?
Short answer. They won’t. They’ll quickly move to initiate back-up plan #345. A brokered convention.
Eyes wide open peeps. Eyes wide open. Why do you think they are visibly laying out, or preparing, the electorate for the possibility in front of the masses right now?
#1 It depresses turnout in primaries. Why vote if a brokered convention appears relatively possible on the horizon. Who does that benefit? Yep, Romney.
#2 It prepares people for their back-up plan, to make it seem just a course of doing electoral business. Why? Because people don’t understand the rules, the Super-Delegate rules, and the machinations.
In a brokered convention the establishment wins. It’s over at that point. Romney will win. The only question is what’s the purchase price? The currency is manipulation and influence. Who are the “Super-Delegates”? Do some research to find out who your delegate representatives are from your state, then find out who are the “Super Delegates” and what that means. I think what you will discover is they are 100% entrenched political class, they are the establishment. Former governors, speakers, and elected officials that are in the tank for the GOP machine.
Purchase price? That’s the entire game that Ron Paul is playing for. Ron Paul cannot win, he knows he cannot win, he even says he cannot win. Winning is not his goal, building currency (influence) is. He will define the purchase price (not money but what he wants to see accomplished) for his delegates and he can make that price quite significant, significant enough so that only the richest of candidates (those with biggest clout) could afford it. Presto, “Mitt Romney” with the full contingent of Decepticons and insiders behind him.
In a brokered convention the people, the average everyday American, is irrelevant. The political class doesn’t care. They define everything and they’ll select who they want.
In a brokered convention regardless of the collective outcome from all of the state primaries, and regardless of how many losses and weak he is, Romney will be anointed.
Period. Done. Over.
Anyone who is a proponent of a brokered convention is either a Romney supporter, or does not understand how they are being played to arrange the very outcome they are against. It is all smoke and mirrors. Why do you think in many of these caucus states the delegates are “non-binding”?
Remember why Jon Huntsman was in the race? He was the back-up QB in case something happened to Romney. A brokered convention is essentially the same thing, except with the outcome of a disenfranchised electorate as a guaranteed result. You think people are upset about Romney’s campaign of scorched earth attacks against any opposition? Just wait till you witness the anger upon Mittens anointment when everyone all of a sudden realizes….