I refuse to allow myself to entertain the notion that Mitt Romney could have a good day today.
There are some encouraging signs out of California and maybe Georgia, but neither is enough to stop the McCain Train from winning some critical winner-take-all states and roaring ahead in the delegate count. McCain has become inevitable, and all the sniping of the talk-show hosts can’t seem to stop him or even slow him down. Romney needs some earth-shattering event to shift the narrative, and there doesn’t seem to be one on the horizon.
James Dobson of Focus on the Family has come out with a blistering anti-McCain statement, but he can’t seem to go the next step and actually endorse the Mormon guy. Everyone already knows he hates McCain, so this is hardly news. Had he endorsed a Mormon, that might have helped. But alas, some prejudices run too deep.
If you doubt that anti-Mormon bigotry is at the heart of Romney’s political failure, ask yourself this: if Romney were a Presbyterian, do you really think John McCain would now be the presumptive nominee?
Then, of course, there’s immigration on top of that…
It’s going to be a loooooong election season.