I don't have much to say on the Florida primary that hasn't been said by others. My assumption is that the creation of majorities in our republicis--has always been--a messy business, and we shouldn't be surprisedthat this GOP primary is messy and blurry, made more so by anunimpressive media that focuses only on the fleeting. Yet, the fog islifting now and it is becoming clearer that the only candidate who isboth a conservative and is able to practice the politics ofinclusion--of pulling folks toward his views on how to revivifylimited constitutional self government, and therefore creating a majority--is
Mitt Romney. His impressive victory in Florida reveals this. It is clear to me
now that he can and will cobble together a majority within the GOP because
he is a smart man, a conservative, and let us admit, a well balanced individual.
It is now also clear that his campaign is well run. Gingrich, this so called man
of ideas--all of them disconnected from one another and almost blurted out
as his ungovernable will may demand--is ungraciously appealing to--as he calls it--people power instead of financial power. This makes me feel as if I'm participating in politics of the
Philipines, instead of our constitutional republic. This is not impressive and it is not conservative. Gingrich, I should add, is also tired, languid, and seems a bit desperate. Romney should take the high ground from now on (he has made his point that he can be a tough guy)--as he did in last night's speech--and he will walk into the convention with a majority of the delegates and everyone will know he will have deserved his victory.