posted on Jan, 9 2012 @ 05:54 PM
The Washington Post has an interesting and thoughtful
the issue. Although they believe that Romney will still win, there's no doubt that his gaffes today are costing him future votes. And that,
according to the article, brings up several interesting questions:
* How vulnerable is Romney? After Iowa, he was nearly 30 points ahead -- now the margin may be 15 points or less. If he wins with only a 9 percent
(or less) margin, it means his base is eroding and it'll be a real dogfight over the next several elections. Are the
* Who's #2? Santorum appears to not have been able to sustain the impetus from the Iowa finish. The suggestion by the Washington Post was that if he
had managed to come close to Ron Paul's numbers, that disgusted Romney voters might turn to Santorum as the conservatives' choice.
* How much money do they have left? In 11 days, South Carolina will hold its primary and ten days after that is the Florida primary. Florida is a
"high risk" primary, because it's "winner take all." (don't expect much news from Ron Paul in Florida --
his campaign is limiting their
spending there to focus on states where he might get some deligates.
Gingrich, however, has a LOT of money in his war chest.
February is a short month's respite before March Super Tuesday.
And tomorrow we'll know if Mitt's support is beginning to fade.
edit on 9-1-2012 by Indellkoffer because: (no reason given)