Romney Is Not The Tea Party
Written By: Sam Blumenfeld | Posted: Monday, June 6th, 2011
With Huckabee out of the race, and Donald Trump announcing his decision not to run on May 16, it seemed that Mitt Romney had a good chance of becoming the Republican nominee in 2012. But his Massachusetts healthcare program is turning out to be a real albatross around his neck. He has vowed to repeal Obamacare, but he also wants to replace it with a Romneycare of his own. That's not what the Tea Party wants.
The real problem with Romney is that he is simply not a Tea Party conservative, he's a traditional Republican conservative, the kind who will never repeal a liberal program. He will only try to make it better. For example, could you imagine Romney calling for the dismantling of the Department of Education? Like George Bush, he'll try to make it more effective by giving it more money. That's what Republicans have always done in the past.
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