We like Reason and we like Reason editor Robby Soave. Reason provides some good insight into the Libertarian point of view; the well-thought-out one, not the insane pap usually spouted by Libertarian candidates who always come from the fringes. Speaking of candidates, Soave thinks it’s “pretty obvious” that one Republican is best set up to beat a Joe Biden/Kamala Harris ticket in 2024 if Biden lasts that long.
I think it's pretty obvious that the Republican with the very best shot of beating Biden in 2024 is Mitt Romney. MAGA world would never let this happen though, because Trump's feelings are more important for some reason. https://t.co/vT8QDiDTiD
— Robby Soave (@robbysoave) March 10, 2022
Sell it, Soave:
Virtually any political figure with an R next to his or her name will look like the favorite, with the possible exception of Trump, who inspires rabid loyalty among a contingent of the Republican base while actively scaring off the suburban swing voters needed to take back the White House.
But while Trump would be one of just a few Republicans who might actually struggle to beat Biden in a theoretical matchup, there are certainly ways for the GOP to improve its odds, beyond simply not nominating Trump. Indeed, there is one candidate who would almost certainly attract independent, moderate and even Democratic voters — perhaps enough of them to win something approaching a landslide, if current conditions hold.
As a plus, he’s no novice: In fact, he’s already run for president.
Or, you could run with the guy who stands in stark contrast to the Democratic Party and doesn’t do mean tweets: Gov. Ron DeSantis.
I would like a seat at this table of 1, thank you.
— Rory Cooper (@rorycooper) March 10, 2022
— Mollie (@MZHemingway) March 11, 2022
— Blame Big Government (@BlameBigGovt) March 10, 2022
Dude, the GOP already tried this. Didn’t work then BEFORE Trump. Stop acting like conservatives are stupid
— SeldenGADawgs (@SeldenGADawgs) March 11, 2022
Is it just me, or is this only “pretty obvious” to people who are completely disconnected from the way at least 50% of us feel? https://t.co/qNsLAVb4th
— Allie Beth Stuckey (@conservmillen) March 11, 2022
Next time you're ever embarrassed about a drunk tweet, come back and read this one and remind yourself what some folks post when ostensibly sober.
— Isla Adele (@AdeleIsla) March 10, 2022
This is hilarious.
— IrishTea1 (@IrishTea1) March 11, 2022
— Mobes (@JoeMobes90) March 10, 2022
You know, it would almost be worth it to hear Biden say again to black audiences that Romney’s “gonna put y’all back in chains.”
Imagine thinking he’s stronger now than in 2012.
— BigJim (@BigJimNCPA) March 10, 2022
— Jon Levine (@LevineJonathan) March 10, 2022
— Karol Markowicz (@karol) March 10, 2022
— Kurt Schlichter (@KurtSchlichter) March 11, 2022
Hmmm, this is hilarious. Never happening.
— Kambree (@KamVTV) March 11, 2022
Literally no one really believes this
— Daniel Bostic (@debostic) March 11, 2022
Wut? I voted for him but his support among conservatives is nonexistent. Head to head I could probably beat him for the primary. That’s bad.
— Dan Gainor (@dangainor) March 10, 2022
If Trump had never run for president, indeed had never lived, the chances of this happening would still be effectively zero. https://t.co/vdrfYOQcQb
— Byron York (@ByronYork) March 10, 2022
Mitt Romney would have zero shot at the GOP nomination in 2024 even if Donald Trump had never existed. This is just a fundamental misunderstanding of American politics as it exists in the year 2022. https://t.co/z2q1hwdSxT
— Varad Mehta (@varadmehta) March 10, 2022
He gave a woman cancer, Robby. https://t.co/z68BYWO5XL
— John 'pro-norms' Ekdahl (@JohnEkdahl) March 11, 2022
Romney could not beat Candy Crowley in a debate. Don’t blame his failure to win an election on “MAGA.” https://t.co/KYODvk3AEx
— Ian McKelvey (@ian_mckelvey) March 11, 2022
Romney would’ve been a better president than Obama, obviously, but I have done the science & the math and I am not exaggerating when I say that, in real terms, 2012 might as well have been 50 years apart from 2024. https://t.co/IE65tCVgFj
— Jerry Dunleavy (@JerryDunleavy) March 11, 2022
Wildly stupid on every level. https://t.co/1H2DL1iU60
— Derek Hunter (@derekahunter) March 11, 2022
Just gonna lay this down right here. pic.twitter.com/5yXS9frXTM
— Sal Nuzzo (@salnuzzo) March 10, 2022
“Pretty obvious?” Who honestly believed he was going to say Romney?
Bill Kristol’s plan for Biden and SCOTUS ends with Mitt Romney as the Vice President
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) January 26, 2022