Friday, September 21, 2012

Change the Status Quo – Or Else!

By John  Sykes

Scott Rasmussen is full of surprises today in what will be viewed as a ground breaking attack on the Washington DC elites !

From Rasmussen’s Romney May Be the End of the Line for the Republican Establishment:

The Republican base is looking for someone like a 21st century Ronald Reagan, who will display his faith in the American people. The Washington Republicans are more comfortable with politicians like George W. Bush, Bob Dole, John McCain and Mitt Romney. Though the establishment has dominated the party since Reagan left the White House, the 2012 election could well be the end of the line.

If Romney loses in November, the Republican base will no longer buy the electability argument for an establishment candidate. From the view of the base, the elites will have given away an eminently winnable election. Someone new, from outside of Washington, will be the party's nominee in 2016.

If Romney wins and does nothing to change the status quo, the economy will falter. He will end up as the second straight one-term president, and the nation will desperately be searching for an authentic outsider in 2016.

If he wins the White House, the only way for Romney to succeed will be to side with the nation's voters and throw out the club in Washington. That will be great news for the country but bad news for political insiders on both sides of the partisan aisle.

Just changing politicians and/or political parties may slow our statist descent but isn’t going to cut it in the end. We need structural change or real revival!

Here are some more of my posts on this subject: