Skip to comments.Why Romney won -- Why Gingrich lost
Posted on 02/01/2012 8:08:54 AM PST by bigbob
Coming off a decisive loss to Newt Gingrich in South Carolina, Mitt Romney needed to do three things to win the Florida primary: 1) attack Gingrich with a level of ferocity not yet seen in the already-contentious Republican presidential campaign; 2) raise the level of his performance in debate; and 3) improve his on-the-stump message to give voters more substance and fewer platitudes.
For his part, Gingrich had two must-dos: 1) deal with Romney's attacks in a calmer, more seasoned way than Gingrich handled the last Romney barrage, during the campaign in Iowa; and 2) keep up the solid message he rode to victory in South Carolina.
Over the past week in Florida, Romney did nearly everything right; his ads hit hard and his debate performance was dominating, even if he improved only marginally on the stump. And Gingrich did nearly everything wrong. The result was a decisive 14-point victory for Romney, who now has two primary victories to Gingrich's one.
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Newt has to do just about everything perfectly and this includes figuring out a way to deal with the first lady issue.
Yep, and the same people who control the 2 parties through money are the same ones telling us that a 3rd party has no chance of success, will guarantee BHO another term, etc.
You have to wonder who are the dopes here sometimes.
The one wild card is Trump, who has the money (and access to money) to go it without the RNC’s blessing. I don’t know if he would seriously consider doing it, but the mere threat sure puts him in the King Maker seat.
How would a positive ad work? Tell everyone your opponent is great or just tell everyone what you’re going to do if you win?
Negative ads are the only kind there are in politics.
February 1, 2012 9:35 AM
Women abandon Gingrich, drive Romney victory in FL
Women abandoned Newt Gingrich in droves Tuesday and helped fuel former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney’s triumph in Florida’s Republican presidential primary, according to data from an exit poll of voters.
It certainly does... ask the chicoms... they bought us for pennies on the dollar... conquered us without a shot being fired.
So, because Santorum is not running as well as Romney, doesn’t have the big money ads, etc, you are able to discount his message and criticisms of Romney?
Just because Santorum isn’t in the top two tier, doesn’t make his message any less right. You can’t say that Romney did well in the debate just because he is still ahead in the polls.
Santorum destroyed Romney in the debate and fools still vote for him.
Why Romney won? He spent 17 million dollars in Florida, all of it on negative ads portraying Newt as a monster.
Romney did "well enough" to win the primary. His victory shows that. I do not discount Santorum's message; but he still an also-ran at this point. For what does it profit a man if he wins a TV debate and comes in third in the primary?
Just as the “great war” became WWI for me the Great Depression is now “World depression one” (WDI) and we are at the beginning stages of WDII as we were in the beginning stages of WDI in early 1930.
Simple...MONEY and LIES
You guys all have good reasons.
I don’t know if this adds anything to our future strategies but I thought I’d mention it: my liberal Jewish friends and relatives have mostly all soured on Obama. They seem almost eager to vote for Romney in the general. He seems to be supportive of their businesses, the economy — and they see Nothing Conservative About Him. And they all hate conservatives, just like the MSM tell them to.
Nah, Romney didn’t do well at all in the debate, but most of the Florida voters weren’t watching. Romney was channeling AL GORE with his sour looks at the other candidates! The debate JUST DIDN’T MATTER because no one was listening. That won’t happen against Obama.
Romney out advertised Gingrich 65-1 on TV ads. That’s how he won. He won the stupid vote.
I don’t know the answer to this, but I like to ask the question: When did we start calling the Great Depression the Great Depression?