Politico reports on polling that shows Romney beating Obama in New Hampshire. This comes after other polls show Romney winning in Florida.
Now comes the question: Will GOP primary voters choose the man who can win the support of independents and disillusioned Democrats or will they start a purity inquisition and vault Michele Bachmann or the “convenience conservative” Donald Trump to the nomination?
To Republican voters I ask you this:
1) Would you rather make your point and send up a Tea Party candidate to lose against Obama ensuring another 4 years of what you hate like you did in Nevada, Delaware, New York and Colorado last year?
2) Do you understand that Gov. Romney was forced to compromise with a Democrat super majority legislature who threatened to override his veto and push a single payer program? It’s tough to govern Massachusetts with a Tea Party ideology.
I end with this: If you nominate Trump, Palin, or Bachmann and their ilk Obama will get re-elected. Period. No discussion.
To Tea Party leaders: If Trump runs as an independent spurn him. Tell your followers to ignore his Perot like spoiling of the 2012 election. Don’t turn this into 1992 or 1996…the stakes are much much higher this time.