By Roger F. Gay
Last month, Laura Ingraham presented the only Romney campaign strategy that seemed like it might have a chance of working. He should pretend to be Ron Paul. The ruse may have given him a small temporary bump in support from people who haven't been paying attention and do not yet know who he is. It did, just for a moment, seem to allow Romney to capture a fragment of the “not Romney” vote.
It's not working well enough because not enough people are being fooled. Even more support is building for the real Ron Paul. Romney can't get support from conservatives and does very poorly with independents. The brilliance of the strategy provided here is that he goes directly after Democratic Party cross-overs; directly to the point of defeating Obama without bothering about the votes he cannot get. It's a concrete strategy that he can stick with; one that won't fall to pieces as soon as people see through it. After all, another 10 flip-flops and identity changes and it might be all over for him. He needs to be build on his own political history and intentions. So, here it is.
He should emphasize the need to elect RINOs to Congress, enough to dominate both houses. Then it's a sure thing that he'll be able to enact and implement much more of the agenda pursued by Obama. “Suck it up, Barry” he can say. “It's going to be called RomneyCare!” A lot of people like that confrontational “leadership” style. And doesn't this address the reason many former Obama supporters tired of him; he just can't seem to slide enough past the “do nothing Congress.”
With this honest approach, Romney can start running a positive campaign for a change. He can promise to “get things done” in Washington. No more of that nasty “partisan bickering” that people are so fed up with. No more delays in international “cooperation” and getting wars going. We'll be just like a super North Korea, only with Spanish as the national language. That will emphasize our multicultural leadership role in the new world order.
This, I'm sure, will give him a more credible campaign. There's just one problem left to solve. Romney's political base is composed of people who would probably vote Democrat, the last bastion of Obama supporters. Most of the people who support Obama do so because of the color of his skin. How can Romney fix that, I wonder?