Romney too Liberal?
Many conservatives are blaming Romney’s loss on his being too liberal. They say if they had had a candidate that was truly conservative, he would have got a lot more votes, and won. They are especially upset about his not being conservative enough on social issues.
Here are just a couple of quotes:
"Conservatives were left out in the cold," said Brent Bozell, president of the conservative Media Research Center. "It should have been a landslide for Romney, had he embraced a truly conservative agenda."
Jenny Beth Martin, a co-founder of Tea Party Patriots, said the election was lost by "a weak, moderate candidate, hand-picked by the Beltway elites and country club establishment wing of the Republican Party."
There are many more… including from anti-choice groups.
So… where were these extra votes supposed to come from? The moderate Independents? Had Romney been more conservative, they would have lost even more of the independents. There simply is not a majority that believes in the Republican conservative social agenda.
People want more moderate politicians, not more extreme politicians. That goes for extreme liberals too. The American people want politicians who can compromise, and come to agreements to solve our problems… not more polarization. Americans are tired of politicians trying to legislate social issues… whether they are conservative, or liberal.
If Romney had run from the beginning as the moderate he really is (he was elected governor of Massachusetts), I think he would have won. Except that he could not have been nominated, because the radical-right has so much power in the Republican party.
As I have said before, a more moderate republican party (especially on social issues) would be good for America. It would lower the level of hysteria, and polarization. We need Democrats, and Republicans that can work together to find compromises that help the people of the country.