The Blame Game. It is one of the favorites of the GOP. Mitt Romney was in Ohio campaigning last night in Cuyahoga County. He gave a 35-minute speech to 1,200 Republicans at the 20th annual Lincoln Dinner fundraiser.
During his speech, Romney stated that his conservatism is "to the core" and that President Obama should get no credit for the economy turning around but should take the blame for how long it took. Sounds like the typical conservative blame game rhetoric from a Fox News commentator and not a viable Presidential candidate.
Primaries in Ohio and Georgia on Super Tuesday, March 6, are the "big prizes" on Romney's radar. Yet, in a Quinnipiac University poll as recent as Wednesday, Santorum is favored to win Ohio over Mitt 36 to 29 percent. Santorum is from neighboring state, Pennsylvania, and likely has more in common with the small town, redneck conservatives of Ohio.
A loss in Michigan, where Romney is already in trouble for some comments about the auto bailouts, and a loss in Ohio could spell disaster for Mitt Romney's bid for the White House. There are 66 Republican delegates up for grabs in Ohio and Ohio is a winner-take-all state in each congressional district.
Why can't conservatives in Michigan and Ohio and other midwestern states warm up to Romney? Hmmm...could it be the comments like "I like being able to fire people who provide services to me" or the $10,000 bet challenge to Rick Perry or "I'm not concerned about the very poor" or his op-ed about sending GM and Chrysler into bankruptcy? No credit to the Obama administration for making GM the top auto producer in the world again? Of course not, Obama can do nothing right in the blind eyes of a conservative.