SteelFish, I've been thinking about this and I've come to the decision not to agree with you. I am sorry, but the numbers just don't add up. Bear with me...
Gingrich is a very smart guy. I've been told this countless times. My guy is an idiot, and Newt is brilliant. Well, okay then.
With two guys in the race against Romney, we'll roll into the convention with Romeny just below the number needed for the nomination. Santorum and Newt will roll in with a little more than half half Romney's total collectively. I've been assured by the smartest guy in the room at this point, that the delegates at the convention will then ignore Romney's numbers and pick Newt. If not Newt, then most certainly Santourm.
At first I thought this was crazy talk, but I'm begining to see the brilliance of this strategy. In fact I think it's such a great idea, I've decided to contact, Bachmann, Perry, Cain, and Huntsman. They all need to get back into this race A.S.A.P. and adopt Newt's plans to stay in until the convention.
Santorum and Newt will have to accept that they will wind up with even fewer votes going into the convention, but that should actually please Newt, since this actually doubles down on his open convention strategy.
The only problem is, he would no longer be the candidate rolling into the convention with the fewest delegates. I guess that means that Bachmann, Perry, Cain, or Huntsman would get the nomination using Newt's logic, becasue one of them will definately roll into the convention with the fewest delegates, and Newt thinks that person will win the nomination.
I hope FReepers will respect Newt enough to join me in advocating all the candiates adopt his politically astute game plan, jump back in and help us defeat Romney with Newt's strategy.
Bachmann, Perry, Cain, Huntsman, come on back. All is forgiven. We've got Romney in trouble now!!!!
Thanks Newt. I never would have tought of this. Simply brilliant!
posted on 03/16/2012 5:16:40 PM PDT
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Here’s the disagreement. With Gingrich staying in the race, Romney captures states and he adds momentum and delegates. Thus Gingrich reduces the delegates to Santorum and enhances Romney’s tally so that the prospect of rolling into the convention with slightly less than Romney’s tally is at best fanciful. For all practical purposes, Gingrich’s “southern strategy” went up in flames, and as Carl Cameron reported on FoxNews on Super Tuesday, the Romney camp is all too “happy” that Gingrich continues to be in the race.
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