Skip to comments.The Republican Primary is Over
Posted on 09/29/2011 10:28:10 PM PDT by americanophile
The Republican presidential primary contest is over. Yes, you heard us right.
Despite the months of campaigning ahead; the speeches, fundraising, media proxy wars, endorsements, gaffes and dark horse speculation, there is increasingly little doubt about the Republican presidential nominee for 2012.
His name is Mitt Romney.
From the beginning the contest has been Romneys to lose, and not merely because of a party predilection toward nominating the last runner up. Its been Romneys to lose because of a combination of his own qualities, and those of his competition.
Were he in a position to be truly candid, like any politician, he would likely tell you that hes taken plenty of policy decisions based on both evolving values and political expedience; a penchant that has earned him mistrust among social conservatives in particular. Romney has also disappointed limited government conservatives with his Massachusetts health care mandate. But to be successful, Romney doesnt need to convince you that hes a rock-ribbed conservative, he only needs to remain the safest and most electable of the Republican candidates. So far, hes doing just that.
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Oh, good god. Romney will not be the nominee.
Romney, not my a long shot.
Given the fact that every Republican primary this time will apportion delegates in proportion to the vote, I think that it is absurd to assert that ANYONE has it locked up before the first primary has even been held.
Moreover, I think it is likely that there will be at least three, and maybe four first tier candidates contesting these primaries and that as a result it is unlikely that ANY candidate will be able to lock up the nomination until very late - maybe not until the convention itself.
This article is errant nonsense.
Romney in Fox News polling:
23% - Sept 25-27
22% - Aug 29-31
26% - Aug 7-9
26% - Jul 17-19
Romney gained nothing from Perry’s implosion. He has been declining-to-flat for months.
Only the RINOs want him, he seems unable to attract support outside that segment.
Romney, not by a long shot. Sorry, fat fingers at work here.
Utter and complete nonsense!
Romney will do about as good as he did the last time around.
Well, if he is, the republican “establishment” can count on 4 more years of Obama and the possible destruction of this country. Not because of us, but because there are many people out there that will not vote for him. They don’t know or understand the results of that, but they will stay home. The “establishment” had better get used to being poor. We’re used to it, they are not.
Used the link and read the article. It’s pathetic. The writer carries on and on about what a great campaign machine Romney has put together. Pffft!
“... hes taken plenty of policy decisions based on both evolving values and political expedience...”
That above is exactly why true conservatives won’t vote for the man: he doesn’t stick with moral principles, if he ever had any.
*rolls eyes* It hasn’t even begun, because almost no one is paying attention, yet.
The article is just a pro-Romney thing in hopes of scaring off some of the weaker candidates.
If Romney wins, we lose.
At this time, in 2007, Giuliani was in the lead.
Better Headline: The Republican Party is Over.
Not by a long shot ... after all there is still Palin, Cain and several others out there.
Romney this round, Jeb next.
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