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I have no idea actually !!
It must be perception at play.
People must think he can beat Obama, or they wouldn't be supporting him I guess.
Allen summarized a chat between an unnamed Republican senator and ABC’s Jonathan Karl this way:
“The senator believes Romney will ultimately win in Michigan but says he will publicly call for the party to find a new candidate if he does not. ‘We’d get killed,’ the senator said if Romney manages to win the nomination after he failed to win the state in which he grew up. ‘He’d be too damaged’
… Santorum? ‘He’d lose 35 states,’ the senator said, predicting the same fate for Newt Gingrich.
It would have to be somebody else, the senator said. Who? ‘Jeb Bush.’”
Originally posted by Indellkoffer
The "more conservative than thou" strategy's a losing one. They haven't awakened to that yet.
So there is no savior. And let us please be clear on why there is no savior.
Because there is no one who can satisfy the base of the GOP—a cohort so drunk on ideology and resentment that they cheer electrocutions and boo a soldier—and be elected president of the United States. Period. The standard journalistic trope the past few months has been to say that the Republican establishment would step in at some point and not let things get too out of hand. But that’s mostly nonsense. This GOP establishment is barely less loopy than the base.
If the base is driving the party into a ditch, the establishment is riding shotgun holding a shovel.