Here’s some math regarding the November election. If the Republican nominee wins every state won by John McCain in 2008, in addition to Ohio, Florida, Colorado, Nevada, North Carolina, and Virginia, the Republican nominee will still lose to Obama 262 – 276.
This idea that the Republican Party can defeat Barack Obama by running an establishment candidate who is not liked, who is not pro-life, and who has taken positions that stand in opposition to the Church on religious freedom when the Church is currently mobilizing people to action on the issue seems a bit “pie in the sky” to me. But then, I always was kind of a math geek. Maybe I am too hung up on math here, but I’m not going to be betting any money on a Romney win in 2012.
I might also add that social conservatives were blamed by some in 2008 for John McCain’s loss because many stayed home. You see how effective that claim was, right? Few see it that way now. The problem was not that social conservatives stayed home. It was rather that McCain was not a conservative. If Mitt Romney loses to Obama, it will be because he isn’t a conservative, either.