Shikha Dalmia on 5 Reasons Why Conservatives Should Root for a Romney Defeat


Now that his five-state primary victory has all but assured Mitt Romney the Republican presidential nomination, the conservative commentariat will likely jump on the Romney bandwagon and try to steer it to the White House. Romney might have his flaws, conservatives will argue, but he's the lesser evil compared to Barack Obama, whose labor-friendly, green-obsessed, spendthrift, soak-the-rich ways will finish off what's left of the economy.

Perhaps, writes Shikha Dalmia. But there are also five very good reasons why Republicans—and the country—might be better off if Romney loses.