It's not abortion
It's not the war(s)
It's not the economy
It's ethanol subsidies. Support for the unsupportable just so you wrangle a few caucuses out of Iowa is a non starter for me. It really shows that you lack the fortitude to do what's right even when not all that popular.
Not that I was a fan of Mitt Romney to begin with (I thought his shameless campaign in Michigan where he told all those voters he could bring back the auto industry was disgusting) but this throws him out of contention for me......
On his first trip back to the nation's first voting state as a soon-to-be declared presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney reaffirmed his support for federal ethanol subsidies -- an always important campaign issue in Iowa that figures to take on an even more central role in the divided GOP field.
"I support the subsidy of ethanol," Romney told a potential voter after an event here was cut short by a fire alarm. "I believe ethanol is an important part of our energy solution in this country."
See, true conservatives have an adjective for corn; food. It's not a metal, it's not a mineral, it's not a stripper's name, it's not a surgical instrument and it's definitely not a fuel.
If Romney can get that, then he doesn't have my support.