This is starting to get messy, not that this wasn't a predicted process... but com'on... starting from being unpolished to questions over readiness in leading this great nation and the integrity to handle the complex world .. some Republican candidates are enjoying this journey more than the traditional American voters.... so as a 25 percenter - backing Mitt Romney in this packed Republican field i think its high time to get serious and rally behind the candidate that we all assume will win the race, proposed the right solutions to fix America and has the capacity of winning the votes to beat President Obama in November of 2012.
Here is a summary of two articles i came across today, that make the case, even those who doubt Mitt Romney has the discipline to win over all pure conservatives, yet are united in reclaiming the conservative values they so believe in, and are eager to send Obama packing home.
1) Ann Coulter (would you believe?): If Not Romney, Who? If Not Now, When?
"The mainstream media keep pushing alternatives to Mitt Romney not only because they are terrified of running against him, but also because they want to keep Republicans fighting, allowing Democrats to get a four-month jump on us.
Meanwhile, everyone knows the nominee is going to be Romney.
That's not so bad if you think the most important issues in this election are defeating Obama and repealing Obamacare.
There may be better ways to stop Obamacare than Romney, but, unfortunately, they're not available right now. Among Romney's positives is the fact that he has a demonstrated ability to trick liberals into voting for him. He was elected governor of Massachusetts -- one of the most liberal states in the union -- by appealing to Democrats, independents and suburban women.
He is not part of the Washington establishment, so he won't be caught taking money from Freddie Mac or cutting commercials with Nancy Pelosi.
Also, Romney will be the first Republican presidential nominee since Ronald Reagan who can talk. Liberals are going to have to dust off their playbook from 30 years ago to figure out how to run against a Republican who isn't a tongue-tied marble-mouth.
Romney is the articulate Republican. He's already explained how mandating health insurance in one particular wealthy, liberal Northeastern state is different from inflicting it on the entire country. As governor, Romney didn't have the ability to change federal laws requiring hospital emergency rooms to treat every illegal alien, drug dealer and vagrant who walked in the door, then sending the bill to taxpayers.
Most important, Romney has said -- forcefully and repeatedly -- that his first day in office he will issue a 50-state waiver from Obamacare and will then seek a formal repeal.
Obamacare is going to be repealed -- provided only that a Republican wins the next presidential election. If a Republican does not win, however, it will never be repealed.
Instead of sitting on our thumbs, wishing Ronald Reagan were around, or chasing the latest mechanical rabbit flashed by the media, conservatives ought to start rallying around Romney as the only Republican who has a shot at beating Obama. We'll attack him when he's president...."
2).Tom Dougherty: Time To Get Serious
"Yes it’s been fun to watch the gaffes and brain freezes but the Republicans have to stop playing Whack-A-Mole with themselves. First it was Bachmann who surged to the top after her early success in Iowa, then whack and down she went. Next it was Perry who flew to the top of the polls only to demonstrate in short order he is nowhere near presidential, and whack down he went. Next came Cain with his plain-spoken and forthright manner that resonated with the party base but all too quickly he proved he is in way over his head, and whack down he went. Most recently it was Gingrich, who despite possessing the credentials carries entirely too much baggage to be electable, and whack down he’s going.
Debate if you wish the issue positions, personalities, attitudes and your own personal desires but the bottom line is Mitt Romney will be the Republican nominee. This is not my opinion alone since every serious political pundit and operative has known this was the case all along. The media has hyped the race the best they could to keep the story interesting and there are good people out there working hard for the other candidates but many just need the job. Political operatives have to work too you know. But the time has come for the GOP to signify it’s serious about winning back the White House.
Mitt Romney will be the Republican nominee and no amount of wishful thinking from the fringe elements will change that fact. If the party is serious about making Obama a one-term president then it’s time to stop the fun and games, elevate Romney to the status he will ultimately achieve and start campaigning as a solidified force now.