What is it about Mitt Romney that leads so many conservatives to believe he is a viable, acceptable and preferable candidate for the presidency?

Is it his money?

Is it his looks?

It certainly can’t be his record.

In the wake of the national health-care debate that has awakened the American people to their loss of liberty, Romney is still defending the indefensible – his support of similar legislation in Massachusetts during his term as governor.

“Overall, ours is a model that works,” he said. “We solved our problem at the state level. Like it or not, it was a state solution. Why is it that President Obama is stepping in and saying ‘one size fits all’?”

So, according to Romney, socialism is OK as long as it is imposed on people at the state level.

Let me pronounce this man unfit and unqualified to succeed Barack Obama as president in 2012.

In 2012, we’re going to need a presidential candidate who is ready, willing and able to overturn the heinous legislation approved by Congress and signed into law by Obama. That will be no easy task, since no entitlement programs like health care have ever been eliminated once they’ve been established. Romney is clearly not the man for that job.

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In fact, I will go further. I will say that if Romney succeeds Obama in 2012, the American experiment in self-government is over, done, finished, completed.

He should be ruled out as even a possibility for Republicans to consider in the next presidential election. He would be a disaster for this country – in some ways even worse than Obama.

What do I mean?

Well, there’s been a political awakening in this country. If the grand result of that awakening is a Romney presidency, it will have all been for naught. Romney is a fraud, a political chameleon, a Democrat in Republican garb. A Romney presidency will simply ensure Obamacare and other socialist and freedom-destroying innovations will haunt this country forever. There will be no going back.

Further, the disappointment and disillusionment that kind of presidency will mean for Americans will do incalculable damage to our national spirit. For many it will prove there is no significant difference between Democrats and Republicans, leading to apathy and worse.

The hardest part for me to figure out is why smart conservatives have been so eager to jump on Romney’s bandwagon – people like Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Ann Coulter.

For any discerning person, the guy seems so transparent.

What he says is often bad enough to exclude him from contention – like when he fans the flames of global warming hysteria. But the real test of any politician, especially one descending from a long line of elitist Rockefeller Republicans, is his record.

Take Massachusetts’ Romneycare, please! It is bankrupting the state. Treasurer Timothy Cahill calls it a “fiscal train wreck.” The projected cost in 2006 was $88 million. The actual cost to date is $4 billion. Massachusetts would be broke already if it weren’t for federal Medicaid reimbursements and bailouts from Washington.

Many Massachusetts residents now have insurance but can’t find a physician to care for them. More than half the doctors in the state are not accepting any new patients. New patients lucky enough to find a doctor have an average wait time of 44 days for an appointment.

Romney is still defending his support of this debacle. Do you really think he’s going to lead the overturning of Obamacare? Get real.

Why do you think Scott Brown won the senatorial election in Massachusetts? It’s because Massachusetts voters were the proverbial canary in the mineshaft. They saw the social experiment of Obamacare firsthand over the last three years and understood it spells disaster.

I don’t want to overstate the case, but the rejection of Mitt Romney is literally a matter of life and death – not just for anyone needing good medical care in the future, but for American liberty as we have known it for the last 200 years.

Rule him out. Scratch him from your list. Don’t even consider him. Spread the truth about this charlatan.

There is perhaps no more dangerous man in America today than Mitt Romney. If he succeeds Obama, it will be the final nail in the coffin of American liberty.

You’ve been duly warned.

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