Grover Norquist doesn't much care if his party ends up with some flip-floppy weakling like Willard Romney into the White House. Nope, as long as the House and Senate can force GOP bills through, as long their strength lies in numbers in both Houses of Congress, as long as they can push their radical agenda on the rest of us, then Grover's happy to have a vacuous, passive puppet of a president to do his/their bidding.
This is, obviously, not healthy for the country, nor is it exactly an American ideal or value.
Note to those who say it doesn't matter who is elected president in November: Snap out of it.
Hey voters! Want dysfunction? Don't care much for presidential leadership? Want to kill Medicare? Vote Republican!
[T]hey see Romney as essentially a weak and passive president who will concede leadership to congressional conservatives:
All we have to do is replace Obama. ... We are not auditioning for fearless leader. We don't need a president to tell us in what direction to go. We know what direction to go. We want the Ryan budget. ... We just need a president to sign this stuff. We don't need someone to think it up or design it. The leadership now for the modern conservative movement for the next 20 years will be coming out of the House and the Senate.
The requirement for president?
Pick a Republican with enough working digits to handle a pen to become president of the United States. This is a change for Republicans: the House and Senate doing the work with the president signing bills.
Charlie McCarthy for president!