Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Meet the majority

Earlier today I asserted that those of us who treasure our Liberty are "in the minority." Now permit me, please, to introduce a proud representative of the majority.

When Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney held an event yesterday at Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois, a young woman (reportedly a Bradley student) took the microphone:
"So you're all for like, yay, freedom, and all this stuff. And yay, like pursuit of happiness. You know what would make me happy? Free birth control."
Fresh from Occupy, here we have a card-carrying member of the entitled masses, a citizen exercising her First Amendment rights by deriding the Declaration of Independence. Nice.

How did Romney respond?
"Let me tell you something -- if you're looking for free stuff you don't have to pay for? Vote for the other guy, that's what he's all about, okay? That's not what I'm about."
In principle it's a fine comeback, all things considered. It may well go a long way toward helping Romney win primary voters.

I predict, however, that neither this nor any other GOP candidate will have the stones to strike such a libertarian pose should he land his party's nomination. See, we're getting the campaign we deserve, too.