Don't get me wrong. I'm a card-carrying, blue-blooded, third-world loving Democrat. I buy homeless people coffee, I believe in "global warming" and not "climate change" and I wept real tears when Ted Kennedy died. Not to mention....I'm Black! Yet, I'm about to ask the question that most democrats are wondering but afraid to ask... What's wrong with Mitt Romney and why does the Republican Party apparently think that he is the devil? the anti-christ? the ABSOLUTE WORST CANDIDATE to face Barack Obama in the 2012 Presidential election? I just don't get it...
  • He looks presidential...in that middle-aged white man sort of way.
  • He is rich.
  • He uses the words, "Ronald", "Reagan", "Tea" and "Freedom".
...Not to mention that he was a governor and a successful businessman. Yet over the past months we have seen the relative implosion of several  "front-runners" within the Republican primary, which caused me to ponder the basis for the apparent "Anyone but Romney" position that the party has seemed to take.  Is he unelectable in the general election? Is it really because he isn't conservative enough?  Is it because he is a Mormon? Or is it because everyone has been waiting with baited breath for the resurgence of..."The Newt"? I would argue that the answer is none of the above. The fact of the matter is, time and time again, no matter how much we hate it about ourselves as a country - most of us do not like, support, or vote for people who do not remind us of ourselves.   We will vote for a rich guy as long as we can imagine sitting next to him at church.  We will vote him in twice if we can imagine having a beer with him. So join me and let's figure out what the Republican National Party apparently already knows - why Mitt Romney will apparently take the "America" out of the U.S.A...