“Father Rick” “Ricky” “Little Ricky” just to name a few. My point is that there are significant numbers in both camps who will not support the other. The solution is no longer getting one to drop out, if it ever was. It would create even more hard feelings. The trouble is, the delegate landscape favors Romney because of proportional votes where he is weakest and winner take all where he is strongest. Short of combining the two into one campaign, I am not yet seeing a good answer. Do you?
Father Rick Ricky Little Ricky just to name a few.
I have never referred to Rick that way, but have been told that I “hate Rick”, “want Romney to win, and am “being paid by the Romney camp” by Santorum supporters. There have also been implications that I am immoral, and not Christian enough.
The situation is dire. I largely agree with your strategy. Both should try to deny Romney delegates where they can in proportional contests. However, I have a problem regarding the winner take all states. Rick could have thrown his support behind Newt in Florida. Instead he echoed Romney’s lies about Newt in the media, and many of his supporters (at least many the here) refused to back Newt because he had been divorced and because of baloney “ethics charges”. The problem with strategic voting is that it has never been reciprocal. Romney could have been dealt a death blow early on if Santorum and his supporters backed Newt in Florida.