The Corner

Win with Mitt

Hillsdale College senior Katy Bachelder:

Mitt Romney can beat President Obama. He stands a better chance of victory than any other Republican candidate. He deserves the GOP presidential nomination because conservatives can’t afford to fail in 2012.

In politics, the goal is always to win the next election. This will be especially important twelve months from now. Conservatives have an opportunity not just to stop Obama’s left-wing agenda, but to reverse it. Yet if Republicans lose, Obama’s policies are the future. America’s fiscal crisis will deepen, the substance of Obamacare will become permanent, and U.S. standing in the world will continue to erode. …

For conservatives, the choice is clear: In 2012, we win with Mitt.

John J. Miller, the national correspondent for National Review and host of its Great Books podcast, is the director of the Dow Journalism Program at Hillsdale College. He is the author of A Gift of Freedom: How the John M. Olin Foundation Changed America.