posted on Jan, 6 2012 @ 11:57 AM
Santorum...like Cain, Perry etc. is a simple mechanism for many on the conservative right to express their anger...toward both the far left and the
It's a frustrated emotional spasm of support and then the majority will reluctantly return to the most "electable"...Romney.
Romney doesn't "mobilize" the right. But he migth not have to as many on the right hate Pres. Obama so much that they don't need to be mobilized by
the opposing candidate.
Romney voters will largley be holding thier nose.
But...the problem is the "middle"..the moderate independants...not the TP or Libertarians...but the average working Joe independant who is not an
idealogue...those folks will be turned off by the far right positions Romney has taken, his lack of likeability/honesty factor and will weigh that
against what they think about Pres. Obama.
It will be close...and it will be a dirtier election cycle than 08..more smears...more crazy...but I suspect those in the middle will lean Pres. Obama
as long as the economy continues to slowly improve over the next 11 months.
Vegas odds still heavily favor President Obama...and those guys care about money more than politics
Just my armchair political-quarterbacking.
edit on 6-1-2012 by Indigo5 because: (no reason given)