Florida, Endorsements and the Poor

First of all, I am really sorry I’ve been too busy to update things here fully. I’ll detail everything later, but in short, it’s been busy, folks.

What a fantastic week it’s been in Mitt Romney’s camp. Not necessarily for him but for me, because I love it when a ton of things happen at once. It’s like eating too much chocolate. I’m all excited for a while and I slip into a coma and dream the most fantastic dreams. It was like Willy Wonka planned this week with all the ups and downs and the chocolate river which Donald Trump totally probably made in an underground palace made of platinum. And had Oompa Loompas genetically created (I am convinced John Boehner was an early attempt)… But we’ll get to Trump later.

Romney won the Florida primary. By a lot. Apparently, the voters divorced themselves from Gingrich, which I’ll blame on his last CNN debate performance, and fled to Romney, or Florida is more liberal than we thought. You know, given the recent election of the extremely liberal Marco Rubio and all. No, this looks to be more a problem of the Newt Image, which is kind of sad given the wave of momentum he had been riding. Rick Santorum and Ron Paul are still marching along in third and fourth place, but that’s to be expected.

What ISN’T to be expected, however, is that a day after Romney wins Florida, securing a good number of delegates, he would then either change his Conservative message completely or just lose his mind. There are three things to note about yesterday’s Romney-to-press statements. The first is that none of what he said can actually be taken out of context because there is no context for it. The second it that he cannot accuse Barack Obama of using class-based rhetoric anymore because that is exactly what he did. Lastly, I think his campaign manager should quit or be fired for this happening.

His first really nice comment of Wednesday:

We do have a very ample safety net in America, with Medicaid, housing vouchers, food stamps, earned income tax credit. We have a number of ways of helping the poor. And yet my focus and the area that I think is the greatest challenge that the country faces right now is not, is not to focus our effort on how we help the poor as much as to focus our effort on how to help the middle class in America.

So, the Republican Party is getting a big one for this guy? This, the guy who followed that comment up later by saying if the safety net for the poor was broken, he’d fix it? That’s almost as Conservative as wanting to increase minimum wage in this country… wait, he said that? Awesome. I don’t know if he’s overconfident after the win from Florida or if he is just trolling us all, but my sides hurt from laughing too hard and I’m not getting enough oxygen to the brain. How can this get better for Conservatives watching their chance at the presidency slipping away? Add in the man who not only reignited the Birther movement, but is the polar opposite of Romney in hair only. That’s right. Donald Trump endorsed Romney.

The even better part is that Gingrich’s guys were going around saying they expected Trump’s endorsement as if they wanted it. WHY would they want that? Gingrich is running as a Conservative. Trump is not one. While I don’t, as a friend suggested, underestimate the amount of stupid who follow Trump, I still think Gingrich’s camp should’ve kept that a secret.


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