GOP Activists Wonder Why Romney Not Beating Obama
Republican activists are asking why their nominee Mitt Romney can’t seem to break open the tight race against President Barack Obama. They said that Romney should be leading in polls right now as the nation faces a slow-moving economy.
Some say that if Romney loses the November election, the Republican Party needs to do some soul-searching. The Republican activists who attended the annual summit sponsored by the Family Research Council shared the same sentiments. The gathering was filled with rhetoric targeting the party’s base voters.
If Romney wants to win in November, Republicans must turn out in force. They must also convince others to do the same via grassroots canvassing in swing states. Among those present in the summit are former presidential candidate Rick Santorum and House Majority Leader Eric Cantor. They used their speeches to describe the 2012 as a turning point for the nation and maintained that President Obama is turning the United States into something that the founders wouldn’t recognize.
While people cheered at the hotel ballroom, frustration towards Romney filled the hallways. Groups such as the National Organization for Marriage and Americans United for Life promoted their policy positions.
Conservative voters are a vital part of the Republican base. They haven’t been supportive of the former Massachusetts governor, who in the past supported abortion rights. He is also a Mormon, which is a faith that most evangelicals are skeptical to.
A lot of them cheered Romney’s running mate Wisconsin Representative Paul Ryan, who is a social and fiscal conservative. He is considered a hero by most belonging in the group. They said they support the Republican ticket because they don’t want President Obama to win again. The Republican activists said they will launch bus tours, organize grassroots campaigns, and sign up voters in support of Romney and Ryan.