Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Romney Statement: “It’s going to take some sort of act of God to get to where they need to be on the nomination front.” Which Campaign is desperate?

Romney might reconsider the "inevitable" - image Telegraphs UK

Several days ago, Mitt Romney’s Campaign suggested it would “take an act of God” for Romney’s opponents to win the delegates necessary to clinch the nomination, considering Romney’s inevitable win. Apparently, with Santorum’s stunning victories in the Deep South last evening, Romney’s campaign should be careful of what they "pray" for.

Why was Santorum’s win in the Deep South stunning? He’s a born and bred Pennsylvanian with deep roots to the coal industry and a family that worked for a living, versus, Mitt Romney, who was brought up in Michigan, and although notes he had to work for a living as well, the circumstances of the son of the former Governor of the State are far different from that of grandson of coal miners. Newt Gingrich, former Speaker of the House, a son of the south, fared slightly better than Romney but not by much.

What this tells us is that Santorum is not a regional candidate but a national candidate, a claim that cannot be made by either Romney or Gingrich. If Romney views the southern states are not friendly to his campaign, how then, can he seriously consider winning a general election? Also, without Gingrich in the race, it is evident that Santorum would have won more than 50% in critical contests (including MI and OH) and therefore, would have amassed all of the delegates. As it stands, there are enough delegates left, going into the “second half of the primary” for either Santorum and or Romney to win. However, Romney’s is not looking at friendly territory going into the next half of the process. His campaign may want to revise their memo to: "It will take an Act of God for Romney to win the Nomination.”

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