By the Left Coast Rebel
Yesterday I called in to independent conservative talker Mike Slater's show here in San Diego. Mike's show is fantastic; even if you don't live in San Diego, you should check it out.
Anyway, the topic, of course, was the Mother Jones video wherein Mitt Romney told a fundraising crowd in Florida that Obama's supporters were essentially moochers that would vote for their man precisely because he is promising (and delivering) free stuff.
That's what Reagan would have done. But Romney can't.
Since Mitt Romney doesn't believe in limited government, he has no way -- as Reagan did -- of communicating the disaster-in-the-making we are facing. He doesn't even know how to speak directly to the American people on the superiority of limited government ideals. He doesn't know how to speak over the media, like Reagan did.
Could it be because Romney is not -- and never has been -- a limited-government conservative? Could it be because Romney will say anything to get elected? Could it be because when the veil is lifted, there's simply nothing there (and no true alternative to statist Obama)? Americans aren't stupid and are likely sensing this. I get a feeling the public is thinking to themselves, "better the socialist-incompetent I know, than the fraud I don't."
This shouldn't be rocket science folks. It should be easy to call this thing in.
But when you aren't authentic and surrounded by political consultants that tell you what to do and say, every day, this is what happens. We shouldn't be surprised Mitt Romney doesn't have a leg to stand on.