Skip to comments.Mitt Romney is a weak frontrunner
Posted on 06/15/2011 2:06:14 PM PDT by 11th Commandment
Mitt Romney may be leading in the polls, but his status as the GOP frontrunner is fragile at best.
For all the talk of Romneys did-what-he-had-to-do performance in the Republican presidential debate in New Hampshire, its widely accepted that the former Massachusetts governor is an uninspired choice for the GOP nomination. ...
Historically, Republicans have nominated the runner-up from the previous election cycle, and Romney was the runner-up in 2008. But his second-place finish was exceedingly narrow and in the end, closely contested. Once John McCain beat him in New Hampshire and South Carolina after Mike Huckabee had upstaged him in Iowa, despite Romneys enormous investment in the Hawkeye State Mitt was already a beaten man. Huckabee collected eight primary wins, 20% of the primary vote, and finished almost in a dead heat with Romney.
According to another CNN poll, ... all the newfound support that Romney enjoys, its largely due to his recent announcement that hes running.....
.....One poll found that nearly two-thirds of U.S. voters think that Romney could beat Obama in 2012. That doesnt mean theyd vote for Romney over Obama themselves just that they think lots of other voters might. Thats a powerful perception, much like the perception that Romney is the GOP frontrunner....
(Excerpt) Read more at dailycaller.com ...
“Did-what-he-had-to-do is the problem. When you cave into expediency and popular demand and it results in trampling Constitutional principles you are just another liberal democrat.
Yawn. Every pundit has an opinion and every pundit will continue to have an opinion. Too early to make any predictions of strengths or weaknesses of anyone. Lots can change in a few months.
Let's face it. Mitt is the standard issue, pump-him-up-knock-him-down generic RINO that the media absolutely loves to foist onto the Republicans in the primaries smugly confident that if the Republicans do nominate him; they (the media) have plenty of poisoned knives to stab him with in run up to the general election.
And they will, too. What's more, theyre going to love doing it -- if they get the chance, that is.
Job #1 is to drive Romney from the field.The candidate who steps up to take him on gets my support.
Mitt Romney is not a front runner, he is a place holder.
Maybe I’m becoming paranoid but I see Mitt Romney as the anti-Palin candidate, propped up and pimped out by the RNC honchos and the MSM. Because Palin hasn’t declared - and may not - Romney can play frontrunner, for now. If Palin declares her candidacy, all bets are off and Romney will be standing by himself in a deserted campaign headquarters. Should Sarah Palin chose not to run, we’ll have to deal with Romney and pick someone that will reflect our conservative ideology and has a decent chance to defeat the pretender, Obama. Whatever way it goes, Romney cannot be the Republican presidential candidate in 2012. If he is, like many Freepers, for the first time in my life I’ll vote third party - but not Republican. No more RINOs!
I won’t vote for Romney (obama’s mini me). Because of obamacare, climate change, and it always seemed to me like he couldn’t make up his mind, is he or isn’t he for or against abortion.
MItt Romney (like the rest of the field) are running SOLELY because they just
“want to be President”. So my question to all of them, and to Mitt...
What are your CORE BELIEFS? .....
This article rings true for Romney though and is actually a common summary of him, because it fits his entire political history.
Romney has been in active, office seeking politics for almost 20 years, in that time he has won, one election (spending massively), that was with 50% of the vote, he gave up on running for reelection because of his own weak polling, he left that office with a dismal 34% approval rating from his constituents.
For 2008 he spent almost 150 million dollars against no one, and 50 million of that was his own money which means that he was getting maximum benefit from it, by using it at the perfect moments, and at times of weak donations, yet his showing was lame and weak.
In 2011, his shallow, weak, front runner status again seems to reflect that consistent lack of support and his inability to win over voters, people just don't like, or trust, Mitt. Romney is not a vote getter, nor a ticket leader.
Both The Economist and Reuters this week had polls with Palin leading Romney and of course she hasn’t even announced a run yet.