Wednesday, January 04, 2012
This Is a Win? Romney Loses 80 Counties.
Because Mitt Romney will be the easiest candidate for Barack Obama to beat come next November.
Even David Gergen, the liberal Republican, gets the key point; namely, that the media's enthusiasm matches that of the Democrat Party. Says Gergen, "Democratic heavyweights are quietly celebrating tonight. They see the presumed Republican nominee, Mitt Romney, unable to close the deal and a Republican electorate not only uncertain, but lacking great enthusiasm."
True conservatives get the point too. Note George Grant's observation: "There are 99 counties in Iowa. Rick Santorum won 63. Ron Paul won 17. Mitt Romney won 17. Despite Mitt's numerical plurality in the Caucuses, it appears the GOP is still dominated by a committed 'anybody-but-Romney' majority. Indeed, 77% of Iowa Republicans cast their lots with someone, anyone other than the 'front-runner.'"
As John Hawkins persuasively argued yesterday:
There's a reason Mitt Romney has been able to say that he's "not a career politician." It's because he's not very good at politics. He lost to Ted Kennedy in 1994. Although he did win the governorship of Massachusetts in 2002, he did it without cracking 50% of the vote. Worse yet, he left office as the 48th most popular governor in America and would have lost if he had run again in 2006. Then, to top that off, he failed to capture the GOP nomination in 2008.
This time around, despite having almost every advantage over what many people consider to be a weak field of candidates, Romney is still desperately struggling. Choosing Romney as the GOP nominee after running up that sort of track record would be like promoting a first baseman hitting .225 in AAA to the majors...
Read all 7 of Hawkins' reasons why Romney cannot beat Obama right here.
Pass the word.
A Mitt Romney nomination is very good news -- for the Democrats.