Probably. But maybe not.
One problem you might run into is that if Obama goes to his left, Republicans
will oppose him. But if Romney goes left, it has a better chance of sticking. If
Hubert Humphrey had gone to China, he would have been called a communist
appeaser and would have gotten zero bipartisan support. If Romney repeals
Obamacare and replaces it with something equally socialistic, or supports an
assault weapons ban, Republicans won't put up a pitched battle against him. If
he goes "multiple choice" on abortion, he could do more harm to the right to
life than Obama ever could.
I would maintain that an Romney election
would probably advance the conservative cause more than an Obama re-election.
But maybe not be nearly as much as most people think.
hard left can barely tolerate Obama.