Thursday, May 24, 2012

Correlating the Contents: Mitt Romney’s Losing Strategy

The most merciful thing in the world, I think, is the inability of the human mind to correlate all its contents. – opening line from “The Call of Cthulhu” by H.P. Lovecraft

It seems to me that in this age of massive information being obtained at light speed rates, few people are really able to properly read the trends and accurately predict the results.  I am no exception, of course, but every once and a while I notice things.  Case in point:

About four in 10 Americans said they support abortion rights in a new Gallup poll — the lowest figure recorded by the organization since it began asking the question in 1995.
Fully half of Americans, meanwhile, told Gallup they were against abortion rights.

Now, correlate that information with the following:

It seems to me that Mitt Romney has never cared all that much for the abortion issue per se, just that he would modify his stances in order to win elections.  This is nothing new, as anyone paying attention to Romney since 2008 should have known it.  However, having a pro-abortion guy heading up a fundraiser for him in 2012 indicates that he is going against the majority as indicated by the Gallup poll.

Personally, I distrust poll data, but politicians generally do not.  They tend to use that data to say the right things in order to get elected.  This is clearly what Mitt Romney does as indicated by his flip-flopping past.  It should be noted for all you Romney-sycophants that never once, by the way, has Romney ever come out and said that his past positions were wrong.

Which is why this curious case means one thing: Mitt Romney wants to lose.  It is clear that he has a lock for the nomination, although Ron Paul is giving him a run for his money, but allowing such endorsements can mean more people will stop voting when the two main people running have little to distinguish between each other.

I’ve said in the past that social issues are losing issues for any politician who brings them up and to be fair, so far Romney has kept things above the belt, so to speak.

In any case, I look forward to this year’s election because the next President will most likely preside over a much bigger economic collapse.  So really, all these pithy issues don’t matter.  Too bad most people don’t realize this.