Mitt Romney, by his actions in Massachusetts both campaigning for the U.S. Senate and as Governor, has shown himself to be more than willing to compromise with the Left and the Democrats. He has proposed and passed the socialist RomneyCare policy, pro-abortion regulations, and gun control, and raised numerous taxes and fees while increasing spending dramatically. During the current campaign he refuses to call Barack Obama what he is; instead Romney refers to him as just "being over his head." If ever a candidate mirrored the mindset and approach of George H.W. Bush, it is Mitt Romney. This is the last hurrah of the Republican establishment. The conservatives and libertarians will vote for Romney in November, but only because he is not Barack Obama. There will be no enthusiasm, which will hurt the down ballot contests for the U.S. Senate, the House and state governorships. Despite the factors weighing against Obama in this upcoming election, it will be a much closer contest that it should be; perhaps a razor thin victory for Romney. If Romney were to lose the election, there will be a grass-roots revolt against the Republican Party which will spell its demise. If he wins and the nation, through the mis-directed policies of Romney and the Republicans in the Congress, continues on its current path of compromising and nibbling around the edges of the nation's problems, then Romney will be the last Republican president and the specter of the Democrats re-assuming power will be a reality.
The best way to judge someones potential performance is to look at their past performance.Their is nothing in Mitt Romney's past performance,as Governor of Massachusetts,that would suggest that he would reduce the size or limit the scope and influence of the Federal government.
Do you really expect the author of Romneycare to repeal Obamacare?Do you believe for 1 minute that Romney,as President,would stand up to Harry Reid and the Democrats to reform Social Security or Medicare?No!Romney will cave on issue after issue,all in the name of "compromise."
As for the GOP,its future is in serious trouble with or without Mitt Romney,because it is no longer the natural home for 40% of the electorate,conservatives.