Conservative pundits are turning on Romney in droves (see video below) after he was once again recorded making comments that seemed to diminish certain demographics of the American electorate. After two election cycles of campaigning from the fringe, the GOP’s self-analysis that has emerged from the last few weeks has been nothing less than astounding, with thundering rebukes of social conservatives and the class warfare rhetoric that was a symptom of Romney’s initial dismissal of America’s “47 percent”.
If the GOP had this remarkable insight early on, could Romney have won the election? Could they even have seen what was coming, given the misleading polling and disinformation emanating from the “conservative media complex”? Is this the beginning of the death of the social conservative movement and the rise of the moderates should Obama fail in his second term?