Romney Learning to work with Conservatives
Republican Party conservatives are coalescing behind Mitt Romney the likely presidential nominee of the GOP faster that most expected following a very punishing season of primaries in which most wanted other candidate, practically anyone, to carry the GOP torch against President Obama.
Most of the conservatives are more against Obama than they accept or trust Romney as the standard-bearer for the party. They however, recognize the former Governor of Massachusetts is the choice they are stuck with. According to Arizona Republican Trent Franks, there are many conservatives still not ready to completely trust Mitt Romney to do the correct thing, but all of them trust that President Obama will do the wrong thing.
Conservative activists in multiple interviews of recent say they know this year’s election will be a nail bitter and that Romney will need them to campaign, contribute and then get them and their family and friends to head to the polls on November 6.
Even though many of the conservatives are still not behind him, the base of the GOP is shifting undeniably toward him and has been helped by the developments that have taken place post-primary that could help the Republicans this summer.
A recent economic report showing slower than expected growth in jobs injected urgency into the conservative leaders. The survival of Scott Walker in the Wisconsin Governorship recall vote helped buoy spirits of the constituency. A special election next week for the seat of outgoing Democrat Gabrielle Giffords in Arizona could give the Republicans another win. In addition, the health care law could be overturned by the Supreme Court and Romney could decide on a true conservative as his running mate.