Opinion: The Republicans just aren’t going to win



Bruce Walton

Bruce Walton

Bruce Walton is a freshman news major and columnist for the Daily Kent Stater. Contact him at [email protected].

Now that Romney received the most delegates on Tuesday from Wisconsin, Maryland and Washington, D.C., it is now apparent that former Governor Romney will most likely be the Republican Nominee.

And you know what? As a Democrat, I’m not worried.

I should feel a little uneasy now that the Republican Party has a main focus to begin its attack on the Democratic Party and try to win the presidency, but I don’t.

I feel strangely safe and secure. The reason being is that I am confident enough to say that the GOP is in such disarray that they won’t be able to win.

I may be just blowing steam but I feel like at this point, Romney got the delegates because there wasn’t any better option.

And he’s not a great candidate for the GOP since he’s had history of being a moderate and independent in the past, then becoming grass roots conservative as soon as he has the Republican base’s attention.

Let’s not forget how his party went through and exhausted all other options before standing behind Romney, if any even stand by him in the end. For almost half a year, we’ve seen the GOP see Michelle Bachman, Herman Cain, Newt Gingrich, a little bit of Jon Huntsman and Rick Santorum rise and fall after they say or do something incredibly stupid.

But it’s much too late for the GOP to change its act; maybe three months ago if they really focused on it.

Unfortunately, now it’s too late and the Republican Party’s divisions are too far spread out to come together behind Romney in time for the General Election.

The GOP has a bigger problem than its candidate; according to a recent poll, less than half of Republicans don’t want him to be the nominee.

Not only Romney, but also the GOP’s slogan for this term is completely unreasonable and immature. The Republican people, media, candidates and congressmen have all said that Obama has made the country worse which is not true, according to pure logic.

No matter how you look at it, the economy is getting better, our foreign affairs are getting much better and our nation is being rebuilt and strengthened.

Obama has actually done a lot for America in just three and a half years. So I completely disagree when people say Obama has done nothing and is the worst president to take the office EVER.

That’s too negative to excite people, people who really notice everything and see that Obama is making things better, and being too negative can make you lose and, worse yet, make you look like the bad guy.

What the Republican Party should have done (not now because it’s much too late) is say, “Yes, as mature adults we will acknowledge that Obama has made the country better than he started with, but we can do it better and faster than he can.”

Some Republicans, like Newt Gingrich, promised to tear down most or all of the Obama Administration’s laws and make new ones.

It took years to put in some of those laws and he thinks he could just rip them off like a poster?

For a congressman who has been in Washington for more than 30 years, even he should know that would take more than half his term.

I apologize to any Republican readers out there that might take offense to this, but the way I see it right now, the “Grand Old Party” doesn’t have a fighting chance this time around.