There is an informative piece by John Hawkins (Right Wing News) at TownHall, yesterday that pretty much summarizes why Romney does not inspire Tea Partiers and other conservatives.
It’s a mystery to some people why so many Tea Partiers and grassroots conservatives can’t stand Mitt Romney. What is it about him that turns them off so much that at one time or another, they’ve preferred Donald Trump, Michele Bachmann, Rick Perry, Herman Cain, Rick Santorum, and Newt Gingrich to him nationally despite the fact that he has every advantage in the race? Would Mitt Romney be better than Barack Obama? Sure, but there are some very good reasons that so many grassroots conservatives still find him to be a thoroughly unlikable candidate.
Read on, it’s pretty detailed. See if it’s how you feel. And, by the way, for a laugh, click on the link for the Saturday Night Live skit where Mitt tries to show he is a normal “human.”
Closer to home, check out Blue Ridge Forum yesterday about the GOP base vs. the establishment where Virginia/Maryland blogger Richard Falknor begins his good analysis with a quote from Rush Limbaugh this week. Limbaugh contends that the establishment GOP is more interested in being in charge of the spending rather then truly wanting to reduce out-of-control spending by the Washington, DC behemoth.
Update: Palin calls the GOP establishment “Stalinists” here.