I was trying to figure out where to start. Barack Obama is projected to be the winner over Mitt Romney. In the grand scheme of things, I'm not even remotely disappointed, I'm actually kind of glad. I'm more irked that Mia Love lost in Utah and gay marriage passed here in Maryland. I don't want conservatives to think that I've flipped my lid, because I haven't. A few weeks ago, I came to a conclusion while thinking about Mitt Romney's campaign. As a conservative, I wasn't a fan of Romney, I just wanted him to beat Obama, and I guarantee that 99% of other conservatives felt the same way. I realized that I fell right back into the trap of 2008 in backing McCain. Barack Obama isn't the only winner from this race. The Tea Party and conservatives can once again look at the Republican establishment and say with conviction that the establishment is 0-2 with their candidates at the top of the presidential ticket
. This is going to sound weird, but it makes perfect sense. Barack Obama won so the counter balance is that the United States economy lost. The GOP establishment's candidate Mitt Romney lost which means conservatives and the Tea Party won. Four years ago, I said that the reason why John McCain lost was due to the fact that he didn't have an energized base. He was a moderate who thought just, because he was going against Obama, he was automatically going to get the conservative vote. In other words, McCain and the establishment thought conservatives were like subservient blacks to the Democratic Party. Romney doomed himself following the same McCain blueprint. He tried to overreach to independent voters. Right after the first debate, I noticed Romney was starting to speak more and more about being able to work across the aisle with Democrats to get things done. McCain had a similar message in self branding himself as a "Maverick". Noting turns off conservatives faster then talk of bipartisanship. They want a candidate who will fight for conservative ideas and take the fight to the liberal candidate. Romney tried to play nice against Obama just like with McCain. Romney always talked about how the economy wasn't doing fine, but he never personally linked it to Obama over it
. Ronald Reagan had no problem bashing Carter over the head with it at every turn. In the third debate, Romney had a clear opening to destroy Obama over the Benghazi Libya cover up, he let Obama completely off the hook. Reagan nor any conservative wouldn't have been so merciful. Obama's win is actually a blessing for conservatives and the Tea Party and to a point the Republican Party. Now that Obama has been re elected, the economy will surely fall into recession sad to say, but he now has no one to blame officially, no Bush, no Bush, no Bush. When Obamacare fully kicks in and people start losing their insurance cover from their employers by the millions, Obama can't blame the right. His legacy will be tarred as people first hand will discover that he was the one who ultimately screwed them over. With the country predicted to be over 21 trillion dollars in debt and in deep recession, it will be impossible for any Democratic candidate to run on Obama's coat tails in 2016. As it stands, Obama and the Democrats won the battle, the economy and the GOP lost battle, but the Tea Party and conservatives are poised to win future battles and the war.