Romney is coming
The next president of the United States, even if he is going to be a Republican, will follow mainstream policies on Turkey and its region. As hard-line rivals like Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann, former House of Representatives Speaker Newt Gingrich, Texas Gov. Rick Perry and former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum fall out of the Republican race one by one, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney will become the single presidential nominee, and his pockets are full of money.
Libertarian Texas Congressman Ron Paul and foreign policy whiff and former Ambassador to China Jon Huntsman, the two other affable candidates, are unelectable (we will come to Paul shortly). Paul has been showing a considerable performance in the Republican race, coming third in the Iowa caucuses, and second in the New Hampshire primaries, but still this is not enough.
Romney narrowly defeated Santorum in the Iowa caucuses, and got the New Hampshire primary easily against his rivals. Iowa is home for social conservatives and New Hampshire, bordering his Massachusetts, is home for liberals. Now on Jan. 21, the Republicans will see what they can get in South Carolina, an interesting state because of its multitude of social conservatives. Romney is still leading in the polls there, with Gingrich occupying second place.
If Romney wins there, the Republican race is finished; if he doesn’t, it continues and will see a next race in Florida 10 days later.
Romney was the son of George W. Romney, the governor of Michigan, who also tried his hand at becoming president of the United States, albeit unsuccessfully. He was not a star pupil during his time at the university. He adored his father but never excelled like him. Those who know the father and the son said the father was a fearless fighter while the son was more timid yet more calculating at meeting his aims.
Mitt Romney is also a Mormon and is considered almost a heretic by fellow Republicans. Those fellow Republicans would prefer to see anyone, probably an Arab, instead of Mitt Romney. But in 1977 he, as a businessmen, was hired by Bain & Company, where he proved to be extremely useful.
There he would win the label “the vulture capitalist” from his Republican presidential colleague Rick Perry, who said he believes in the inerrancy of the Bible and that those who do not accept Jesus as their savior will go to hell.
But is Romney destined to become the president? Is there anything to avert this end, other than Obama’s success? Oh yes, there is. It could be the end of Ron Paul, but the beginning of the Paul campaign in the end. Paul could choose to end the campaign through an independent party nomination. This could involve his son, Sen. Rand Paul, as head of this party. This way Ron Paul could end the nomination fight in his Republican Party, but together with his libertarians, could move to seek his nomination as the nominee of that independent party. This way, he could garner some 10 percent of the vote and could still stop Romney and help Obama indirectly.
Obama could find a way to stop Romney in this way, but probably wouldn’t need that anyway. He can win the election without resorting to such methods.
So either Obama is elected through this kind of politicking, or not. This is his way and his style. Obama is either elected, and continues his political way, or he doesn’t, and Romney wins. Both men will have little differences, and sit and work with Turkey.