Romney clearly has the ability — or his super PAC, they clearly have the ability — to run out and be critical of their opponents. But Mitt is saying (he said it to Politico and others), “No, it’s not who I am. I am who I am, and I don’t do that. If people are looking for me go out, roll up the sleeves, and start beating people up, that’s not who I am.” Tell Newt that. (chuckles) Tell Santorum that. Tell Rick Perry that.
But these establishment guys, they told us that Romney’s the only guy that can win. But now the establishment guys, I am convinced, are positioning themselves for 2016. That’s what I think this is all about. When I hear them saying, “Ohio? Nah, not Ohio.” I think we can win Ohio! We’re leading in Ohio right now. The Washington Post/ABC poll is out. And it’s got Romney up by a point, but it’s the first time Romney’s been up in that poll.
On Good Morning America they didn’t even give the numbers of this poll for the first hour of their show. They’re trying to deemphasize it. The incumbent president is at 46%. I don’t care where Romney is. An incumbent president under 50% in any poll is a bad sign, and it’s a warning. Yet the Gloomy Guru, whoever he is (probably an Ohio consultant), is running around telling people, “Ah, no chance in Pennsylvania.
“No chance in Ohio. That’s lost. Yeah, we’re gonna win North Carolina. Virginia, maybe.” I think these guys have already figured we’re gonna lose and they’re positioning themselves for 2016. ‘Cause this is not a defining moment. It’s just next election in the cycle. And they’re hell-bent on immigration, these establishment guys. Whoever they are, they’re hell-bent on it. They have a singular focus on that that arouses my curiosity.