Mitt Romney Can't Buy Popularity
31 January 2012
Mitt Romney just can't seem to get anyone excited about his campaign. Throughout the primary season, Mitt has tried to convince voters he's the strongest GOP candidate. But the general consensus among Republicans is that he's an out-of-touch, lackluster presidential candidate. And we know he'd send us back towards failed policies that let corporations do whatever they want and leave the middle class out in the cold. Romney has spent an unprecedented $15,340,000 on advertising in Florida while Gingrich has spent only around $3 million. Now Mitt's leading the polls once again, but he's not dominating the way you'd expect a candidate to when he's outspending his opponent 5-to-1. A win for Mitt in Florida today means he bought the votes of a lackluster electorate – it does not indicate the sincere support of his Party. Despite the huge influx of money intended to persuade Republicans and Independents, Independent support for Romney is at a dismal 23%. No matter how hard the GOP tries to paint Romney as a viable candidate, voters just can't get behind his ideas. It's no wonder Romney's losing support from Republicans and Independents alike while he continues to prove he's not on the side of the American people. American families are struggling, but Mitt doesn't even mention housing once in his "59 point economic plan", which is really just a rehash of the same failed policies that got us into this mess in the first place. He also said to a group of Florida homeowners that "banks are feeling the same thing you are", and that foreclosures should be "allowed to hit the bottom" so investors can come in and make money off of the process. Americans aren't fooled – we need real solutions to help us stay in our homes instead of policies that prey on our weaknesses. The contrast couldn't be more clear between Mitt, a candidate so troubled he'll have to buy every vote he can, and President Obama, who has continued to prove he's fighting for working families. He's focused his administration on job creation, making housing affordable, and giving the middle class a safety net – and that's what Americans will be looking for this November.