by Jay Lawson
Super Tuesday was held on March 1st. First, I do like the name: Super Tuesday. Sounds epic. It reminds me of things like Colossal Meltdown, Grand Theft Auto, and Bodacious What-Nots.
And our country NEEDS Super Tuesday. How else would we telegraph to the 35 remaining states that the Primary is over and they should stay home?
We live in New York state, which has an April 19th primary day. Also known as Footnote Tuesday.
But not this year, thanks to Mitt Romney. Primary Day is gonna be big.
Mitt figured out a way to make post-Super Tuesday primaries relevant again.
Mitt gave a big address on Thursday, March 3, two days after Donald Trump flattened his challengers on Super Tuesday.
This was his “Don’t Be Stupid” speech to Repub-licans.
Mitt said, don’t be fooled by Donald Trump and his beautiful wife, Sofia Vergara.
Donald Trump is a baaaaad man, said Romney, sounding like Dana Carvey doing George Bush the Dad.
“Donald Trump is a phony, a fraud,” he said.
This comes after Trump, earlier in the week, was said to be no huckster, by Mike Huckabee. And “A True Talent,” by Chris Christie.
Anyway, Mitt cited Ronald Reagan’s support of GOP candidate Barry Goldwater in imploring Republi-cans to take down Trump. Squash him. Send him packing.
Mitt started with: “In 1964, days before the presidential election which, incidentally, we lost, Ronald Reagan went on national television and challenged America saying that it was a ‘Time for Choosing.’”
Which, incidentally, WE LOST!!! Not really the rousing William Wallace opening many were hoping for…
Later a heckler would shout at Romney, mid-sentence, filling the auditorium with: “You’re desperate!!!”
Mitt Romney, having already berated Trump for his aggressive stance toward hecklers, was kinda boxed in here. Averting from his teleprompter, Mitt gathered himself with a yoga breath and locked eyes with the boisterous Truth-to-Power guy. Through a suddenly sedated smile, he oozed: “Thank you.”
Ahhhh… Nothing better than contrived civility.
But back to the Ronald Reagan speech which, other than being titled “A Time for Choosing,” wasn’t quoted by Mitt and had nothing really to do with what he was talking about.
In fact, much of the speech would seem to run counter to Mitt’s message that extolled the virtues of electoral sabotage.
“The Choice” Reagan had referred to in his 1964 speech, was summarized by himself as follows:
“This is the issue of this  election: whether we believe in our capacity for self-government or whether we abandon the American revolution and confess that a little intellectual elite in a far-distant capitol can plan our lives for us better than we can plan them ourselves.”
Mitt, on the other hand, has such little confidence in the electorate, that he, in his speech, outlined a plan to allow the intellectual elites to choose the GOP nominee.
Rather than a straightforward election process, which seems to work only when citizens behave properly, Romney, as messenger of The Establishment Elite, is looking to exploit a loophole.
Here is YOUR JOB, Republican voter—if you decide to accept it…
Don’t rewrite the rules, mid-course. No, that would be droll. Rather, help The Establishment jigger with “the current selection process.”
“This means [you] would vote for Marco Rubio in Florida; for John Kasich in Ohio; and for Ted Cruz or whichever one of the other two contenders has the best chance of beating Mr. Trump in a given state,” Romney said.
That means you voters will have to wait for marching orders, if you happen to live in a state other than Florida or Ohio.
So, sit tight.
The Establishment Elites will watch the polls, figure out who is leading. Then they will tell you which candidate to vote for, of your own free will, that is not named Trump.
So, just sit tight for now. Don’t go rogue and start picking somebody before we tell you. Let’s not screw this up by acting as individuals…
Which begs the question, by the way: If Republican voters are too stupid to nominate “the right candidate,” according to the establishment, do you think they can follow these sorta intricate instructions?
Anyway, let’s return to Ronald Reagan’s speech in support of Barry Goldwater, who in 1964 was considered extreme by much of the mainstream electorate.
He closes with: “[Barry Gold-water] has faith in us. He has faith that you and I have the ability and the dignity and the right to make our own decisions and determine our own destiny.”