If Perry and Santorum, neither of whom have a chance at victory, would pull out and throw their support to Gingrich, this race would be over.
Why would the guy with the most votes drop out and support the second worst vote getter in the race. Doesn’t make sense. Oh and Santorum has more delegates than the other two combined. You are making yourself look ridiculous. Santorum beat Newt and Perry TWICE!!!!!
If Newt, who has no chance at victory, would pull out...
Santorum is the one pulling the sufficient number of votes.
Perry to this point is not.
Unless or until he does, he is not the problem. What happened when Bachmann got out? Nothing of significance, that’s what.
This is between Gingrich and Santorum for the not Romney. That might change at some point but now is now.
As long as those two are splitting a large pile of votes, and Perry is barely registering, there’s no logic in calling for Perry to drop out. If he drops out, it should be because he could no longer maintain a campaign, or personal choice, whatever.
To lump him in with Santorum is silly...at this point.
I would make the point that candidates cannot make their supporters vote for anybody. When you say...throw your support to another...you can only do that if it’s at a convention and you control delegates. To think you can force voters to do something because you dropped out and said so, is a false assumption.
People are nervous about Newt. He is volatile. That’s a fact.
I don’t support him for several reasons, but if I were to cast every principled reason aside, I would still worry that you can’t know from one second to the next what he’ll say or do. Looking at him over many years, some of this somewhat evens out. But in the heat of a campaign?
Remember McCain saying he would stop campaigning and return to Washington bc of the financial crisis? He never recovered from that. It was all down hill.
Who knows what it would be with Newt?
That said, I don’t support him for reasons of principle.
Of course, Romney is worse. That doesn’t make the situation any less murky.
Perry is a favorite one to blame for everything and to order around. I don’t appreciate it. To put it nicely.