And that's a big 'if'-Santorum himself admits he cannot win the nomination anytime before the Tampa convention: an internal memo reveals the goal as a 'contested convention' (same as Gingrich has been saying for weeks).
I'm all for stopping Romney... but at what price? And Newt is supposed to drop-out now- to facilitate what, exactly?
Yeah- it would have been nice to have a proven conservative with economic experience, a record of accomplishment, impressive intellectual power/debating skills, and widely-appealing charm at the top of the ticket... but since RIck Santorum has none of those things, he simply cannot compete effectively with Obama.
I would describe myself as a 'right-wing Catholic'... trouble is, this one just ain't got the skills, while offering almost as weak a record of accomplishment as Obama '08. Current polls showing Santorum competitive with Obama mean nothing... wait till Plouffe and Axelrod go into attack mode and then tell me how he's holding-up. Lack of foresight has many forgetting what awaits us in the fall, I fear (one of the primary reasons I wanted to have Newt at Obama's throat, not some bumbling altar boy).
Voters are TOTALLY focused on jobs and gasoline pump prices this election year... while so many GOP primary voters rush to nominate a proven loser with zero economic/business experience that tends to wander-off into social issues rather than pledge $2.50 gas and a new (Laffer-endorsed) Reagan Revolution, as -say- Gingrich did.
For me, the primary race is over... I've already done what I can/voted for Newt, and have decided to pray for an open convention that will deliver us a more capable candidate. In the meantime -as floated by George Will a couple weeks back- it's time to fight for the Senate/House races the GOP strategically HAVE to win.
Giving my all for the presidential contest seems foolish if you're talking Romney or Santorum- it's like being an car saleman selling Chevy Citations to anyone who will listen when he knows that they're junk.
What a relief it is knowing I won't have to defend Rick Santorum for the next 8 months... hard to fight for somebody you have no faith in. I would kill to have Perry back in the race, man was he overlooked- certainly by myself as well.
|Team Obama licking their chops... the ads just write themselves|
Have fun, Republicans- looks like you'll have to try and beat Obama without me... and I'm not the only one.