Wolfrum’s Morning: It’s on the House (and Senate)
April 16, 2012 by William K. Wolfrum
There’s not an advantage that Mitt Romney can’t piss away with his past words.
As Mitt Romney emerges from a brutal nomination campaign, he finds himself substantially behind President Barack Obama in polls. Don’t expect the GOP to panic over this development, however. Because this election isn’t going to be about beating Obama. No, for the GOP, the November elections will be about taking complete control of the House and Senate.
If Romney can win, fine, but the GOP is prepared for their far-right brethren to punish Romney and the party for giving them a RINO candidate. They can deal with a second Obama term if they own the House and Senate and can both thwart Obama and get their own legislation passed. That’s where Super PAC money will go. That’s where the attention will be – on Senate and House races.
Mitt Romney is a lousy candidate and everyone knows it. It’s an extreme longshot that he’ll beat Obama, and the GOP knows it. But they don’t care. Turning Obama into an impotent President that can’t get anything through Congress would be a just as big a victory for the GOP. And that is their goal.
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