Mitt, Mitt, he’s our man, if he can’t do it…
And nobody will.
President Obama is on his way to a victory, barring a burst of genius ideas from Mitt Romney and barring a catastrophic blunder by the President.
Right wing radical Rick Santorum and more moderate Mitt Romney are nearly neck and neck with Romney having a 3 point lead over Santorum. To me, that is ridiculous at this stage. Romney should have a more secure lead.
A large percentage of the Republican Party is just not very bright, in my opinion. They are stuck in ideological stagnation and so let 25% of the population rest where they are. Of the remaining Republicans, probably no more than 25% of the total population of eligible voters, some will not vote, some will vote Democrat, and some will vote Romney. My guess is Romney will get 35 – 40% of the vote and Obama will win by a landslide with 60% or more of the vote.
“Super Tuesday: Mitt Romney focuses on economy, while rivals seek openings
CANTON, Ohio — On the eve of the most consequential voting day of the Republican presidential race so far, Mitt Romney homed in on his core economic message to rally reluctant Republicans around his candidacy while his opponents jockeyed for opportunities in Ohio and elsewhere.
With the GOP campaign spread out across 10 states coast to coast on Monday, polls in the marquee Super Tuesday battleground of Ohio show a dead heat between Romney and chief rival Rick Santorum.
A win here by the former Massachusetts governor would reinforce the idea that his nomination is inevitable, while a loss to Santorum, who was leading in the Ohio polls until recently, could extend the nominating battle into a state-by-state slog.
The stakes are also high for the other two candidates. Former House speaker Newt Gingrich is campaigning across Tennessee before flying home to Georgia, banking on a win in at least one Southern state to revive his flagging campaign. And Rep. Ron Paul (Tex.) is in Idaho, after stumping Sunday in Alaska, hoping that by marshalling loyal supporters in two sparsely populated states he can record his first victory of the year.
But the focus was on Romney, who picked up endorsements Sunday and Monday from some leaders in the GOP establishment.
Fighting back a nasty cold, Romney campaigned Monday in Canton, at a family-owned factory that makes guard rails for highways, where he emphasized his economic message as the key to taking on President Obama in the general election.
“I look at this campaign right now and I see a lot of folks all talking about lots of things, but what we need to talk about to defeat Barack Obama is getting good jobs and scaling back the size of government, and that’s what I do,” Romney, a retired businessman, told several hundred assembled supporters.
After touring the factory floor with Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio), a supporter, Romney said: “What I know is the economy. I’ve spent my life in the real economy. I understand why jobs come and why they go. Other people in this race have debated about the economy, they’ve read about the economy, they’ve talked about it in subcommittee meetings, but I’ve actually been in it.”
After weeks of being sidetracked by discussion of contraception, education and other issues, Santorum returned on Monday to his criticism of Romney’s conservative record, contending that his GOP rival is a political opportunist who shifts course depending on what’s “fashionable” at the time.
In an address to nearly 400 supporters in Westerville, Ohio, Santorum blasted Romney for having outspent him “12-to-one” in Ohio.
In a conference call with reporters before the rally, Santorum said, “The underlying problem that I hear when I talk to people all over -- they say they just don’t trust Mitt Romney to not do what’s the fashionable thing at the moment.”
Polls over the last couple of days in Ohio show Romney with the momentum, but the race is essentially tied. A Quinnipiac University poll released Monday shows Romney leading Santorum, 34 percent to 31 percent, but within the margin of error. The same survey a week ago had Santorum leading Romney, 36 percent to 29 percent. A second poll released Monday, by Suffolk University, also showed the Ohio race within the margin of error, but with Santorum at 37 percent and Romney at 33 percent.”