The race may not always be to the swiftest, nor the battle to the strongest, but that’s the way to bet. So said my father to me over and over again. People may root for the under dog, but they stand with the top dog. Nobody really likes to lose, which is why the establishment usually wins. The look at the odds, see the lay of the land, write rules that favor themselves, and finally follow the money.
So ,like in 2010, when the underdogs (Tea Party backed candidates) actually won, against prevailing wisdom, they were taken by surprise. However, the establishment also knew they would be elevated into the leadership of the Party, Congress and control the committees. With that control, the establishment would be able to pick the Party nominee for President. Do not let these primaries fool you, the establishment would never actually let you pick the standard bearer. The establishment wants Mitt Romney, and if you actually cast enough ballots in the primaries to thwart their plans, they have the “super delegates”, who are beholden to the party, to cast their ballots at the convention for the establishment candidate.
Both parties do this, you saw it in 1976 on the Republican side and in 1980 on the Democrat side. Look at all the establishment Republicans lining up, endorsing Romney. Follow the money. A betting person would pick Romney. You are being told he is the most electable. What they really mean, he is the most controllable. Make no mistake, it is all about control. Control of Congress, the Senate and the levers of power.
Any of the three standing Republicans ( I do not count Ron Paul ) can beat President Obama. There is no way I can be convinced that 50.1% of the voters will vote for four more years of this. Unlike 2008 when Obama was a blank slate and Conservatives stayed home, this year, people know this is a seminal election. They know that if Obama wins, it is the end of limited government. Washington will no longer serve the people, the people will be servants of the government. They know this because Obama is no longer a blank slate. He is an ideologue, more than willing to govern against the will of the people.
On April 24, 2012 Republicans in New York will go to the polls in what seems to be a meaningful primary. You can still send a message to the establishment. Were I a registered Republican, I would vote for Newt Gingrich. Of the three, Gingrich when in power, when his votes counted, was the only one who did not sell out the Conservatives as he walked across the isle to work with Democrats. Any one who has fond memories of the economy of the 1990′s, can not do so without not only giving President Clinton credit, but also Gingrich. Do not let the media and establishment pick the next nominee. Send a message that you still count, vote for Gingrich. This is my opinion, you may beg to differ.
Anthony. J. Bazzo
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