reply to post by FlyersFan
I have no doubt that the Republican establishment prefer Mitt Romney Flyers Fan, but I hardly think this is a conspiracy. The republican big wigs and
their billionaire donors are going to bet on the candidate they see best fit to run against Obama, and that does appear to be Mitt Romney, whether you
like it or not.
Gingrich has too much baggage, and is clearly unpopular among independents
Ron Paul's policies isolate both sides of the politicalsphere, whether Paulers choose to admit it or not. His foreign policy has already gotten him
low support from the religious pro-israel establishment whom whether we like it or not hold a crucial portion of the GOP vote. On the flip side his
foreign policy is the only real part of him that appeal to liberals, but given his racist newsletters, they will bite in him the general elections.
Considering he scores low points on both sides, Republicans would not want to risk him and understandably so.
John Huntsman? If this man ran against Obama he would most likely beat him out of all the other candidates, given his proximity to the center compared
to the other candidates. He will gain more support outside the rightwing voting block, more with independents, but do you think the conservative
voting block, most of whom are tea parties,will settle with Huntsman? Fat chance, they're too stubborn, they want their white knight of conservadom,
and they ain't changing their minds or settling for 'barely conservative'.
Cain? His out, and he was never a serious enough contender anyway, just a gimmick for the time being.
Bachmann, she also scares independents, she also doesn't appear to come out as a strong contender on many of the issues. She doesn't offer anything
to make her stand out from the rest of the field.
Perry? Yep, too much baggage, too many flops, forget it.
That leaves us with Mitt, whom was once governor of Massachusetts and will probably win that state again. Will probably win New Hampshire as well over
Obama. He will be viewed as the more moderate conservative aside from Huntsman out of them all, he appears to appeal with independents more so out of
the field, if we take Huntsman out of the equation. Mitt also has alot of support within the conservative base, the kind we don't often hear about,
but the kind that has kept him at a steady high thus far. He has the money, he has the connections ,he also has the experience.
The Republican establishment and their donors are looking towards somebody who they see is most likely to win the primaries and then the general
elections with the voters. You don't need to be part of 'The Powers to Be' to know this. Establishment republicans are just trying to invest their
money wisely so that their agendas can be achieved. There are no shortages of stubborn voters in the conservative base who refuse to come to terms
with the reality of these facts at the moment, but sooner or later they will have to come to terms with what's left by the end of the primaries next