Sorry, I just don’t understand this defeatist mentality – especially with eight months still to go before the election. Whoever the eventual GOP nominee is, he will be running against what has to one of the weakest incumbent Presidents in American history – a certified disaster on every level. That won’t be the media narrative of course, but still it’s the reality. So why throw in the towel at this point?
Hold the House, take back the Senate, and remove Obama from the White House. It’s not guaranteed but it’s all quite doable, even if we do end up with merely a mediocre GOP nominee. And remember, we still have a long way to go in the primary.
Columnist George Will says the 2012 presidential race looks like it might be a lost cause for Republicans and believes that the primary goal of conservatives should be to retain control of the House and win the Senate so Congress can restrain President Barack Obama while the GOP grooms its talent for 2016.
“Romney and Rick Santorum… are conservatives, although of strikingly different stripes. Neither, however, seems likely to be elected… If either is nominated, conservatives should vote for him,” Will writes in his upcoming Sunday column, obtained in advance by POLITICO Playbook by Mike Allen.
However, Will argues, that control of both house of Congress is more attainable and more important.
“[T]here would come a point when… conservatives turn their energies to a goal much more attainable than… electing Romney or Santorum president. It is the goal of retaining control of the House and winning control of the Senate.. [C]onservatives this year should have as their primary goal making sure Republicans wield all the gavels in Congress in 2013,” writes Will.