Romney Win Makes CA Irrelevant

John Seiler:

The California primary’s late date, in June, usually makes it irrelevant. By then, one candidate usually has come to the fore of the Democratic or Republican parties.

Yet California commentators still salivate over actually having something worthy to report. Writes Josh Richman: “For months, nobody figured California Republicans would have a say in picking their party’s 2012 presidential contender — the state’s June 5 primary was just too late to matter.”

“But suddenly, as a volatile and vicious GOP battle barrels toward Tuesday’s Florida primary, uncertainty is setting in as some pundits start to wonder: Could the Golden State’s mother lode of delegates actually make a difference?”

Not gonna happen. It’s over. Romney’s the nominee.

He’ll trounce Gingrich in Florida Tuesday. Willard (Mitt) organized and campaigned better. The Establishment coalesced around him, especially its “conservative” wing, and smashed Newt, who came off as an amateur.

And did Newt really think that messy stuff with his wives wouldn’t catch up with him? His South Carolina victory was a fluke, like the Yankees briefly retreating after Fort Sumter was shelled back in 1861.

Then Mitt will win the Western caucus states because a lot of his fellow Mormons will back him.

Then it’s on to Michigan, where he grew up; hence he has a Michigander accent like mine. His father, George Romney, was a terrible governor there in the 1960s, imposing the state’s first income tax and doubling spending in just six years.

Yet George is remembered fondly, perhaps because Baby Boomers are nostalgic for the days of the Monkees and the Detroit Tigers’ 1968 World Series champions, a team so great they make the 1927 Yankees look like a Little League team. (Where have you gone, Denny McLain? Our nation turns its lonely eyes to you. Woo. Woo. Woo.)

Then Willard will beat Obama. The economy still is pathetic, the recovery a weak joke. Obama is unpopular. He’s Bush III. Nothing changed. He dashed  the “hope we can believe in.”

I’m not a Romney fan, to say the least (if not less). I’m still knocking back the bourbon over Ron Paul’s demise. Maybe if the Establishment media hadn’t deep-sixed their reporting on Ron. Maybe if… Never mind.

And growing up in Michigan in the 1960s, the politican I most loathed after the ogre LBJ was Mitt’s pa.

President Mitt will do what Republican presidents always do: Consolidate and better manage the socialist advances imposed by Democratic presidents.

It’s the American way.

Jan. 29, 2012


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  1. queeg
    queeg 29 January, 2012, 23:53

    You think Obama is bad….

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  2. David
    David 30 January, 2012, 00:32

    Good analysis, except Obama is likely to be reelected. 1. It is very hard to defeat an incumbent president, even with the current economy — and more voters still blame Bush, rather than Obama, for that. 2. Obama is better liked than Romney, and most voters will see Obama as caring more about their problems. 3. Leave it to the Republicans to nominate, in the middle of the biggest recession since the Depression, a super-rich low-tax-paying investment banker from a company renowned for firing people. Amazing. 4. The biggest rap against Obama in 2008 was that he lacked experience; that card cannot be played again, because a one-term president has far more experience than a one-term governor. 5. There are many Republicans who did not run this year, but who see themselves running in 2016 (after Romney loses): Jeb Bush, Chris Christie, etc. They will help Romney, but they are hardly going to go to the mat for him. Their chance of winning in 2016 is greatly magnified if Obama is concluding his second term then.

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  3. CalWatchdog
    CalWatchdog Author 30 January, 2012, 09:32

    David: The economy is too bad and Obama too unpopular for him to win re-election. He’s Carter 80 or Bush 92.

    — John Seiler

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  4. Bob
    Bob 30 January, 2012, 09:45

    Newt Grinch, the Romulan or Obammie. That’s no choice at all.

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  5. Beelzebub
    Beelzebub 30 January, 2012, 10:09

    Were any of the GOP primary candidates the choice of the people? Nope. Same old cast of handpicked loser clowns that are tossed at you every 4 years then you are told to choose one. They call it ‘democracy’. The fact that Gingrich was even a contender makes a mockery of the whole system. And once again in November you will be forced to vote for the lesser of two more evils for the highest office in the land. We saw that Obama = Bush. Even if Mitt is elected (which he won’t be): Mitt = Obama. Oh, both will tell you bald-faced willful lies during the campaign (see Obama – 2008). Willful lies that neither would be held accountable for. The scam sold you a group of weak-kneed Republicans pushing Obama over the finish line for another 4 years. And if you think Obama rewarded financial crime, violated the constitution (multiple times) and took away your civil liberties from 2009-2012 just wait until he comes back as a lame duck President. Count on it.

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  6. Beelzebub
    Beelzebub 30 January, 2012, 20:36

    Bob. If that sticker had a picture of Romney on it too – I’d buy one and put it on my car’s bumper.

    No matter who we elect – we get the same outcome.

    People can’t seem to grasp that concept yet despite all the evidence that supports it.

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  7. stevefromsacto
    stevefromsacto 31 January, 2012, 12:11

    Nice, Bob. You can disrespect two Presidents for the price of one. Really patriotic, eh?

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  8. Beelzebub
    Beelzebub 31 January, 2012, 12:30

    steve, why do you feel obligated to respect people who have absolutely zero respect for you?

    Were you raised in an authoritarian household?

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  9. Bob
    Bob 31 January, 2012, 18:00


    I have no respect for liars, thieves, torturers and murderers. These are people who use the Constitution for toilet paper. I can see them for the criminals they are.

    And remember that patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel.

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  10. Bob
    Bob 31 January, 2012, 18:17

    “Nice, Bob. You can disrespect two Presidents for the price of one.”

    Yup Steveo, they are having a 2 fer sale! And you know the old saying…if the toilet paper fits… 🙂

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