Great Merciful Zeus: Longtime Romney Supporters Abandoning Him in Chicago. Is His “Inevitable” Victory Now Impossible?
This is purely anecdotal, so I hope others out there chime in with what they are seeing and hearing on the ground where they live.
If you have been reading this site since 2008 or are at least vaguely aware of our coverage of Willard “Mittens” Romneycare, you’ll know that from the day after John McCain’s defeat three years ago the “Romney Guys” in Chicago have been pushing Romneycare’s nomination for 2012.
These “Romney Guys” are 70% of the reason I have nothing but disgust for Willard “Mittens” Romneycare: the people he has always surrounded himself with are vile, permanent political class dolts; the “Romney Guys” are the “it’s his turn!” crowd that cares nothing about winning elections and ultimately governing and instead want only to advance their individual careers and pad their resumes with high-ranking campaign posts; and Willard “Mittens” Romneycare’s personal behavior while here in Chicago on a fundraising swing in 2010 is what actually gave me the idea to start calling the Republican establishment the “Cocktail Party GOP” soggy cucumber-and-mayonnaise society (which I’ve morphed over time into just the Cocktail Party GOP establishment, as these people are truly a BizarroWorld nemesis of the Tea Party Americans more than the Left has ever been).
Willard “Mittens” Romneycare is a petulant wimp. Those of us in Chicago saw it when he was here in person last year, and he whined about the bland, watercress and mayo sandwiches served to him at a fancy private club in the Loop being “too spicy” for his delicate taste buds. You’ve seen for yourself in interviews and in the debates how red-faced, brittle, and indignant he becomes when even the smallest thing doesn’t go his way. The man has lost every election he’s ever run in, except one, and backed out of a re-election campaign when he knew damn well he’d lose that. His mother was a loser too (she lost a 1970 Senate bid) and his father was an even bigger loser than that (he lost the 1968 presidential nomination, the same way his loser son Willard lost the 2008 and 2012 nominations).
He is named after a movie about a crazy person who befriends and trains enormous rats and is the grandfather of Obamacare (since Robert Creamer, the convicted felon and husband of Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky, the man who wrote the Obamacare bill while STILL IN PRISON, is the real father of this monstrosity…and he based it all on Romneycare).
And yet, for three years, all the “Romney Guys” here in Chicago have been insisting that “it’s his turn!” and that Willard Mittens Romneycare was “inevitable, so don’t even bother fighting it”.
Something very interesting just happened a few minutes ago.
I had a very interesting IM chat with someone who has been trying to fundraise for Willard, and the news is “it’s over” as far as the big donors this person deals with are concerned.
People don’t want to throw big money into what they perceive as a losing campaign.
It’s surprising what was the last straw, however: it was the disastrous interview that Willard recently did where he complained about the questions he received and acted like a prissy prima donna.
Something in the donors made their blood run cold. They seem to have realized that Willard Mittens Romneycare is a born loser who is far too brittle and pompous to be able to withstand the Left’s assault in the general election.
“There’s no massive lovefest for Newt Gingrich, but that seems to be where the money’s going to flow. Romney will come in third, or even fourth, in Iowa and will be third at best in New Hampshire”, said someone who once was all-about Willard.
This guy’s jumping ship because he needs to make his fundraising commissions and is going where he thinks the big bucks will be in 2012…and it’s not for Team Romney.
Please take this as just one anecdote, from one political guy in Chicago, but it was worth mentioning because of how dramatic a turn this was from what this former “it’s his turn!” devotee had been saying from November 2008 until just, well, TODAY.
Have you picked up on anything like this too, from people you know in the political world?
Have you gotten the sense that the big money donors no longer see Willard “Mittens” “It’s His Turn For Pete’s Sake!” Romneycare as “inevitable”?
What think you?
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