Days of Change

Day 1212 – The Two-Man Race | February 29, 2012

In this four man race that was really a three man race, Newt Gingrich may have had his final surge of the campaign season. He still has a chance on Super Tuesday, but his claim to the not Romney mantle is now weaker than that of Rick Santorum.

Santorum and Romney aren’t actually that far apart on issues. Both are pro-life, but Romney came to that belief later in his career. Both are spenders. Santorum is not afraid of funding a pork project. Romney signed off on a massive government health care system. Romney has been tied to the mantle of the RINO Republican where Santorum has been labeled a true conservative, if not quite a Tea Partier.

I think this ends up being the final run in a week or so. Romney will blow past his competitors in the delegate count and he will have to think about a running mate. Newt has made it clear that his temperament is not right for the job. However, Santorum fits the bill nicely. He has some experience, he represents a different region of the northeast and he’s a Republican counterpart to the blue collar image of Joe Biden. I think the GOP could win with this combination.

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  1. My comment on the ticket you envision–NEVER ON YOUR POSTS: “Yawn.”

    Comment by Mary — February 29, 2012 @ 11:51 pm

  2. I don’t know about that ticket. Santorum has a problem with women AND with independents. I know he’s from a swing state……..but that’s the same state that didn’t re-elect him. He’s not that popular in his home state.

    I see him more as a drag on the ticket than an asset. Plus he can’t help himself, he will take the bait when thrown, no matter the issue.

    If Romney is the nominee I think he’d be better off with a southerner, a westerner/south-westerner or maybe Ohio or somewhere else in the rust belt or upper mid-west. I’d say someone from the south is the odds on favorite for the VP slot.

    Comment by Somebody — March 1, 2012 @ 12:47 am

  3. You may be right, Somebody, but I’m tired of pandering to the sliver of independents in the population. They’re the ones who voted for Obama.

    I still think that appealing to the Republican base is the way to increase turnout. It’s what Sarah Palin did before the McCain campaign suicided itself.

    Comment by 1539days — March 1, 2012 @ 1:39 am

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