Skip to comments.Michael Reagan Asks: Who in the GOP Race Should Step Aside?
Posted on 02/06/2008 4:28:30 PM PST by RadioCirca1970
Mike Reagan on his show is soliciting opinions from the base: who should step aside: Romney? Huckabee? McCain?
Call in and tell Mike--you deserve to be heard.
Do the simple math.
You need 1,191 delegates to win.
Right now McCain has 680 Delegates.
Romney has 270
Huckabee has 176.
There are 1254 left to be awarded.
McCain needs 511
Romney needs 921
Huckabee needs 1,015
Even if Romney drops out right now, Huckabee cannot win. He is too far behind in the delegate count. He would need to win almost every single remaining state to win. He cannot do it. He has neither the money, the organization nor the political support to do it. Huckabees campaign is dead. It cannot be saved.
Even for Romney it is an almost impossible long shot but with his money, media support and organization, he has a chance. Not a very good one but his shot is doable. Huckabee doesn’t even have a shot at all.
Perhaps there should be a cage match?
all of them.
Well we can hope for a 3 way split of the remaining delegates and a brokered Convention. That is sort of a “None of the above” vote.
Thanks you folks. You make responding to these threads so easy.
You’re both right.
None of these man have the qualifications to represent our party.
But Romney can’t carry the Red states, Huckabee can. It’s pointless to support Romney when it means during the general election we lose the red states that didn’t vote for him in the primaries, and we don’t get the blue states that did.
Yes, I am so sick of media (including Mike) telling candidates that they have to drop out. Why? Each of them have spent a fortune and have huge staffs and supporters relying on them. Do not pull the plug until you have to. Besides, we hear McCain’s acceptance of matching funds will leave him poor in the general (unless he cheats on the hallowed McCain-Feingold law).
I don’t think Romney works that way either.
Both parties should step aside.....
That will deny McCain an outright win.
But all that means is that he will do a deal with one or the other and we will have Mitt or Huck for VP ... most likely Huck.
BROKERED CONVENTION... they all three should step aside!!!
What a politically superficial and pedestrian question.
Perhaps Mike should ask how we got parsed down to such a dismal selection in the first place.
Huck and McCain have some kind of agreement. I don’t know if McCain will honor that agreement once he has what he wants, but clearly Huck will stay in the race just to deny Romney the chance.
The only way is if McCain does the right thing and bows out of the race, citing McCain-Feingold, McCain-Kennedy, McCain-Leiberman, and the Gang of 14 Betrayal as unforgivable breaches of his oath; abjectly, publically, and thoroughly apologizes for his violation in letter and spirit of the Constitution in those instances; and vigorously endorses a strong conservative candidate (JC Watts, Hunter, Thompson etc), and does so because he acknowledges that his actions, his behaviour, and his backstabbing caused this all. Then we can admire him for being conservative enough to sacrifice his ambition and ego for the good of the country. There is no other rapproachment possible.
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