Top 5 Potential Mitt Romney Campaign Slogans
Earlier this week, former Massachusetts Governor and 2008 GOP Presidential nominee Mitt Romney announced his plans to organize an exploratory committee (the first step a national candidate makes before formally announcing his (or her) plans to run for higher office). Most political pundits and observers believe that Mitt stands a decent chance of getting the Republican nomination for President in 2012, due in part to his renowned fundraising ability. Furthermore, none of the potential challengers for the nomination have anywhere near the personal wealth Romney has, which he could use, in part, to fund his election bid. Romney, of course, earned his fortune the old fashioned way: he inherited it.
While money is clearly not an issue for a Romney run, the biggest problem pundits see for Mittens is that the Republican Party’s base has become increasingly intolerant (read: bat shit crazy). The base is looking for candidates who are willing to pander to some of the most insane and radical right-wing ideology. These are the people that, at times, have said President Obama is a socialist, a racist and that he was likely born in Kenya. Basically, if Romney wants to advance beyond the primaries, he’s going to have to start sounding more like Donald Trump, Michelle Bachmann and Sarah Palin than someone who actually thinks before he speaks.
So while Romney, who as Massachusetts Governor supported gun control, gay rights and health care reform, may appeal to independent voters as a moderate candidate, the GOP base will likely see his prior political deeds as incompatible with their worldview. Now of course, Mitt being Mitt, he has gone on to “refudiate” many of his prior beliefs. However, this “refudiation” may not be enough for ever-growing-influential Tea Party die-hards.
So is Mittens going to go full “Birther?” Perhaps, he’ll start talking about how some states have the right to ignore federal laws or simply secede, if they feel like it. Whichever nutty conspiracy theory he picks, he’s going to look like an idiot for a few months, which to those who love political theater will be just delightful.
We here at Commentarista are wasting no time getting behind this potential trainwreck front runner. So, in the spirit of bipartisanship, we thought we’d offer Mitt a few suggestions for campaign slogans, at no cost. Feel free to add your own suggestions in the comment section below.
- Romney For President: I’m so straight-laced, I make Al Gore look like Charlie Sheen.
- Romney For President: I did one entire term as governor. Suck it Sarah!
- Romney For President: I’m pretty!
- Romney For President: Join me on The Twitter @twits4mitt!
- Romney For President: Yes I can…pay for it!