So if I understand this right, John McCain was "willing to lead" by taking a position he was overwhelmingly criticized for and probably lost him the election, but Mitt Romney isn't "willing to lead" because he can't ...what... reign in Donald Trump?
Just because the left wants to call "an unwillingness to put up a fight" in the election "leadership" doesn't make the rest of us see it that way. By that same token I'm sure they think it's a shame we didn't have the "courage" to surrender to Hitler during WW2, and to Stalin after that. If only we had been "willing to lead" in those desperate moments when the Japanese were attacking Pearl Harbor - just think of all the lives that could have been saved. Good god.
Besides, am I suppose to buy into the idea that Donald Trump, press hound and self promoter extraordinaire, is really nothing more than a Romney sock puppet? Are you people kidding me? This is the best you've got?
The reason I think Barak Obama will get pounded like cheap veal in the election is that nothing has worked out the way he thought it would. That's partly because of his economic incompetence, but to be fair, it's also partly a matter of being in the wrong place at the wrong time. Either way though, he has none of the tools he expected to. The economy is still teetering, the class warfare has failed to rouse any but the loopiest "occupy" people, and the idiot citizens (according to the left) haven't accepted the brilliance of having their betters in the government run their lives for them.
So now he has nothing left to use except that core leftist tenet, he's going to attack virtue as if it were vice. People who are religious will be depicted as "extremist". the Tea party, a bourgeois movement if there ever was one, will be painted as a revival of the Klan. Someone who works hard will be an 'exploiter' and someone who reclines on their couch complaining will be a victim. But Americans don't like this story.
Romney may not be the very best candidate, and he may not turn out to be the best President, but Obama has been a catastrophic failure and it will be impossible for him to hide that. He's as good as finished.