First, the premise that has taken hold among the Republican establishment. It says that Mitt Romney has the best chance to defeat Barack Obama in the general election. I believe it's a faulty premise and that the only candidate with a worse chance of beating Obama is Ron Paul.
Assuming the latter premise is correct, why would Ron Paul help Mitt Romney? Steve Deace and I appear to have arrived at the same conclusion.
...it has become obvious that that Paul campaign is more interested in aiding and abetting the Republican Party nominating its weakest and least principled candidate then it is trying to promote its own candidate. The latest prima facie evidence to support this premise is the Paul campaign’s decision to invest money running a 30-second negative ad about Rick Santorum in Michigan, despite the fact Paul has never actually campaigned there.As I mentioned on my program, I have a source that essentially confirms what Deace writes here:
Either the Paul campaign is engaged in the dumbest strategy to promote a presidential candidate since Lyndon LaRouche’s disciples handed out pamphlets in airports, or it’s time to admit the Ron Paul campaign of 2012 is really the Rand Paul campaign of 2016. Since I know Paul's campaign people are not only not dumb, but some of the best political operatives in the business, I’m going with the Rand Paul option.The thinking goes that if Obama is defeated in 2012, Rand Paul will not have a shot until 2020. Conversely, if Obama is reelected, Rand can run in 2016.
Deace makes an excellent case and I believe he's right. However, he doesn't necessarily reach the same conclusions I do when it comes to WHY Romney will lose in the general.
The main reason has to do with how the liberal media will destroy him based on his religion. It's already started at CNN, MSNBC, and Comedy Central's Colbert Report. CNN conducted an interview with holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel about his name appearing on a Mormon list of holocaust survivors that are to be posthumously baptized. MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell reported that the Mormons have baptized Anne Frank. Colbert picked that up and ran with it when he posthumously circumcised dead Mormons and converted them to Judaism.
The liberal Media will attempt to destroy Mitt Romney based on his religion. The lengths to which it will go to do so could actually make the Romneycare issue irrelevant.
Oh, and if Romney attempts to make an issue of Obama's ties to Islam, all Obama will have to do is point to the words of Mormonism's founder, Joseph Smith, who is quoted as saying:
“I will be a second Mohammed to this generation…whose motto, in treating for peace, was 'the Alcoran [Koran] or the Sword,' so shall it be eventually with us, 'Joseph Smith or the Sword.’ ”Incidentally, in light of Obama's standing with Jewish voters this year, how well does anyone think Romney will do with those voters when his religion is posthumously baptizing holocaust victims? Not only that but Ron Paul has developed a bit of a reputation for being "anti-Israel."
Read Deace's entire piece here.
**UPDATE 2/28** Take note that the source cited by CNN and MSNBC for all of these posthumous baptisms is a woman by the name of Helen Radkey, who has also written that Adolf Hitler has also been baptized posthumously by the Mormons:
In October 1998, McAreavy was able to obtain copies of LDS temple ordinance records for Adolf Hitler and Eva Braun from Philip Roberts of the North American Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention. These IGI (International Genealogical Index) copies reveal that Adolf Hitler was indeed baptized and "endowed" on Dec. 10, 1993, and "sealed" to his parents on March 12, 1994. These events took place in the London Temple, England. Robert's copies also show that Hitler was "sealed" to Braun on September 28, 1993, in the Jordan River Temple, Utah, and on June 14, 1994, in the Los Angeles Temple. Roberts sent copies of these records to Ashton.Now, if the liberal media has already started reporting on Mormons baptizing deceased holocaust victims, to include Anne Frank - according to Helen Radkey, does anyone think for one moment that they haven't already learned of Radkey's reporting that Hitler was also baptized as a Mormon?
Talk about neutralizing the Jewish vote.
h/t Special Guests