In the coming months, Romney is going to be hammered by the Obama campaign. The Bain commercials will continue, not because Obama disagrees with Romney’s decisions, but because Romney refuses to explain those decisions. The calls for his tax returns will mount, because Obama knows Americans are fine with wealthy people but hate people who treat them with disregard and contempt. Obama will attack Romney on health care, because Obama has the backbone to stand up for what he thinks is right.
Romney lacks such backbone, and if he won’t stand up for himself and conservative principles, why should conservatives stand up for Romney?
My grandfather, who passed in 2001, was a lifelong conservative Republican. He would have despised President Obama’s leadership (or lack thereof). But I suspect he would stay home this November, and I wouldn’t blame him.
Justin Green is a writer and journalist based in Washington, D.C. You can read his blog at JustinGreenDC.wordpress.com.