Skip to comments.So Mitt’s got the most delegates? Done deal?
Posted on 03/01/2012 3:26:53 PM PST by landsbaum
We want to share a headline from an ABC News-Harris press release from March 10, 1980.
The latest poll was summed up thus: . . .
(Excerpt) Read more at orangepunch.ocregister.com ...
Yup, Sadly, it’s a done deal, and so is Obama’s re-election. We’re toast.
They changed the rules. One of the men who voted on it admits that the rules were changed after the fact.
Amazingly he (Mike Cox) is a Romney supporter but says the deal is dirty.
Unfortunately, Mitt stands a better chance against Obama than Santorum, Newt or Paul. Mitt likely will appeal to those in the middle enough to peel away support from Obama.
Obama-lite would be crushed by the real deal.
More people dislike Obama than dislike Mitt. Obama loses.
Romney stands no chance in the general election because people outside of the elderly GOP regular voters are not interested in him and in fact nobody outside of the GOP is going to like this plastic Mormon Obama-wannabee at all. They’ll vote for the real thing, which is Obama.
That said, I don’t think it’s a done deal. See what happens on Super Tuesday, because none of them have enough delegates to be seriously invincible at this point.
Ron Paul will probably give his delegates to Romney (probably in exchange for his son, Rand Paul, being the VP). Santorum probably won’t have any more wins because he has revealed himself to be an idea-free Establishment wuss in a sweater vest, which was exactly what he looked like all along, and Gingrich was basically killed by a combination of non-attention from the press and Rush Limbaugh’s hot air. So they’re all weak.
Maybe Gingrich can resurrect (which seems to be happening, because he’s getting his message out now, even though he has to pay for it himself). If not, it’s going to be four more years of Bambi. Oh...and the end of the USA.
A Romney/Paul ticket just makes me shake my head.
If you look at the polls showing the decline, Romney has picked up what Santorum has lost. This seems to be the who is most electable crowd. If Santorum loses much more than this, no matter where they go, Romney could be unbeatable after next Tuesday. He could be half way to the delegates needed with one third of the contests done. Throw in Paul’s delegates, and that is a tough number to beat. At this point, even Gingrich needs for Santorum to stop or slow the bleeding.
The reason Romney gets the most votes from women is that he is the most liberal and big-government of the group, and in fact barely qualifies as a Republican. Women tend to be more liberal and they love the idea of Papa Government taking care of them.
I would say that this could be a problem, but it’s really only a problem for the primary, because it’s giving us a liberal candidate. In the general election, I’ll bet you that most women will vote for Obama.
Santorum was a fluke. He is very ambitious and had actually been campaigning for several years, while still remaining an unknown outside of his district, with no identifiable positions except some social conservative statements. He was your basic Establishment guy.
He put time between himself and his dramatic loss in his last election and hoped nobody would remember. But as people got to see him again, they realized why they didn’t like him, which is because he has no ideas and differs very little from Romney except for the sweater vest.
I’m not sure that Gingrich is going to be able to come back, but I wouldn’t rule it out. However, this would be only with the voters, and the question is whether the GOP establishment would ever let him be the candidate.
I doubt it, personally. I think they’d be happy with a Romney/Rand Paul ticket (which is what I think Ron Paul was getting for his part of the deal) because I don’t think the GOP-E really wants to make any changes.
The problem is that they actually like Obamaworld, where everything is controlled by the government and businesses thrive by being annointed by the all-powerful government and where the irritating common citizenry knows to keep its mouth shut and collect its unemployment payments.
You must be a Northerner. Romney is not liked in the South. If he can’t carry the South, he doesn’t win. Period.
This Southern Boy will never vote for that rat bastard romney.
Well, I currently live in Idaho but have lived in California, South Carolina and just recently left Pennsylvania.
I'm just being pragmatic about this. Obama can NOT be allowed another term. The risk is too great to this country.
So then you agree that Mitt cannot be the candidate. If they can’t carry the South, there is no way for any republican to win the presidency. That is the pragmatic way of looking at things.
I do not want Obama for another 4 years, so instead of waiting for the perfect candidate, I'm riding the horse that gets Obama out of dodge.
If there is no way for Romney to win without the South, why would you support him? I thought you said you wanted to defeat Obama.
Do you see some big states he can win from Obama while losing the South. I don’t. So you’re beating that dead horse. But he isn’t going anywhere. You want to stick us with the candidate who is going to lose. The South is the power base for the republican party. Without the South no republican can win. Romney can’t win in the South.
What is worse is that Romney’s power base is in places we are guaranteed to lose. Detroit? He isn’t going to beat Obama in Detroit. He’ll lose Michigan and Maine, even Florida and Nevada are not sure things for him. His power base is Utah and Idaho. How many electoral votes can you get from there.
You really want us to have four more years of Obama? Keep pimping Romney. If he wins the nomination, you’ll get four more years.
We can’t win without the South and Romney can’t win in the South.
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