Poll still puts Romney ahead in Florida

posted at 4:15 pm on January 25, 2012 by Tina Korbe

In yet another sign that the many GOP debates have largely affected the opinions of Republican primary voters, a new American Research Group poll released this morning shows a significant shift in the dynamics of the GOP race in Florida after Monday night’s abysmal NBC debate.

The poll, which was conducted Monday and Tuesday (half before and half after the debate), shows Mitt Romney with a 38 percent to 34 percent lead among voters polled Monday, but with a 51 percent to 39 percent lead among voters polled Tuesday. Overall, the poll indicates that Mitt Romney currently leads the state 41 percent to 34 percent.

Newt Gingrich, known for his prodigious debating skills, did have a surprisingly poor showing at the NBC debate Monday night, while Mitt Romney demonstrated new determination to cut Gingrich down. “Frankly,” much of the blame for Gingrich’s lackluster performance — and for the dreary presentations of all the candidates — lies with the NBC moderators, who failed to provide substantive questions and frequently phrased their queries in obviously biased language. Nevertheless, it’s no surprise that Gingrich dipped slightly with Floridians in this poll after the debate. Bet Romney’s glad he decided to participate in the Florida debates, after all, huh? (After South Carolina, he really had no choice — but no matter.)

As every day in the political news world proves, though, one poll is by no means conclusive — and this one is best balanced by the remembrance that Quinnipiac recently showed Gingrich surging in Florida after his South Carolina victory and Rasmussen showed Gingrich leading Romney nationally. This is somewhat of an aberration from the general polling trend.

Additionally, the candidates will have another chance to compete on the debate stage in the Sunshine State when CNN hosts a debate Thursday night. So far, the CNN debates have been fairly well-produced and, after Monday’s quiet affair, the candidates will probably aim to be particularly lively. I expect Gingrich to draw clear contrasts between Romney and himself on issues of special importance to Floridians — like health care and immigration — as, indeed, we’ve already seen him do. The polls Friday morning might reflect a completely different picture.


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“Frankly,” much of the blame for Gingrich’s lackluster performance — and for the dreary presentations of all the candidates — lies with the NBC moderators, who failed to provide substantive questions and frequently phrased their queries in obviously biased language.

Oh please! Gingrich withered under Romney’s assault. It was not the moderator’s fault.

Buy Danish on January 25, 2012 at 4:55 PM

BS. The MSM wants to make it uninteresting in order to help Obama. I still do not understand why we have these debates with liberal moderators who are obviously hostile to the Republicans. Only Newt has been able to call them out on their bias. Go Newt!

Kaffa on January 25, 2012 at 5:00 PM

Oh please! Gingrich withered under Romney’s assault. It was not the moderator’s fault.

I’m a Mitt supporter but i disagree. Newt was newt but without his hollarin,whooping audience he is not as good. I think florida voters realize the debate commission is not going to approve a pro-gingrich crowd in debates with obamam

gerrym51 on January 25, 2012 at 5:00 PM

Well, whatever happens over the next 30 days will be a scrum! (love that word)

I have to get to bed…good nite all from the Eastern Hemisphere.

g2825m on January 25, 2012 at 5:00 PM

…, a man who reacts without thinking.

Corrected.

troyriser_gopftw on January 25, 2012 at 5:00 PM

Um, it’s ARG.

And why are we having this conversation? From years past ARG has been the absolute king of crazy outlier polls.

mitchellvii on January 25, 2012 at 4:59 PM

Here’s a CNN poll released today:

On Sunday, the day after Gingrich won big in South Carolina, he was at 38% in Florida, with Romney at 36%, Santorum at 11% and Paul at 8%. Looking only at Monday and Tuesday’s results, Romney was at 38%, Gingrich 29% Santorum at 11% and Paul at 9%.

Read more: http://www.thebostonchannel.com/politics/30298799/detail.html#ixzz1kVeKJYWL

haner on January 25, 2012 at 5:00 PM

A week or so later Gingrich initiated a face-saving showdown with Clinton that forced a shut down of the government, and lost.

troyriser_gopftw on January 25, 2012 at 4:59 PM

Oh, it’s far worse than that, to hear Scarborough tell it. He later gave an interview where he said that putting him in the back of Air Force One was why he shut down the government.

And people wonder why conservatives threw him out of the speakership.

KingGold on January 25, 2012 at 5:02 PM

I think he already did with Univision and his Clinton/Lewinsky comment…saying his affair was okay because he was NOT under oath. I am not sure that will play well with the family-oriented community there.

We’ll see though…

g2825m on January 25, 2012 at 4:57 PM

Did he really say that? If so that would be day 2 of Newt flaunting his “affairs”.

“I’ve confessed my weaknesses. In that sense, it may make me more normal than someone wandering around seeming perfect.”

Link.

JPeterman on January 25, 2012 at 5:05 PM

I think he already did with Univision and his Clinton/Lewinsky comment…saying his affair was okay because he was NOT under oath. I am not sure that will play well with the family-oriented community there.

g2825m on January 25, 2012 at 4:57 PM

I think that’s priced into Newt’s stock already. I’m referring more to the cheap-shot “anti-immigrant” ad, for which Rubio had to slap down Gingrich for the second time.

Romney’s actually working closely with the Cuban politicians in Florida and integrating them into his campaign, whereas Newt seems content to demagogue the issue in a naked power play.

KingGold on January 25, 2012 at 4:59 PM

I am not so sure as there are always NEW voters and shoot, even on here there are people that were not alive or could vote during the Carter/Reagan years that did NOT live through that history. So Gingrich saying something like that today may be the first time that audience had heard his “explanation” which is hilarious on its face. My affairs were fine because I did not LIE under oath…well, technically you DID. It was YOUR FIRST OATH!

g2825m on January 25, 2012 at 5:05 PM

CNN/Time has Newt & Romney tied. ARG is old news…and a leftist outlier.

Afterseven on January 25, 2012 at 5:05 PM

okay, good nite again.

man, this site is like an addictive drug! You try to pull away and just can’t do it…not that I know what drugs are like…haha

g2825m on January 25, 2012 at 5:06 PM

I’m ABO. Whatever it takes to make that happen.

Kataklysmic on January 25, 2012 at 4:59 PM

Me too. Some posters have concluded I’m in the tank for_____________, but I don’t really have a dog in this fight. I’ll support our eventual nom. I sometimes feel Romney is the safer bet, based on the anecdotal evidence of my liberal and indie friends. On the other hand I feel like this being the dirtiest administration ever, it will take a nasty sob to unseat them, which is where Newt comes in. Being from Ga, you might imagine I know more about him then I would like to know. I don’t buy into the argument that extending this is bad for our chances in November. The more this stuff gets talked about now. the less effect it will have later. My take anyway.

Bmore on January 25, 2012 at 5:06 PM

g2825m on January 25, 2012 at 5:06 PM

Very true. Stay safe.

Bmore on January 25, 2012 at 5:07 PM

What some of you quasi so called liberal republicans don’t
understand is that there are many conservatives who would vote for a rabid dog rather than Romney in the primary. Newt may be a
rabid dog for all we know, and we don’t care.

Amjean on January 25, 2012 at 5:07 PM

Very true. Stay safe.

Bmore on January 25, 2012 at 5:07 PM

Thanks my disagreeable friend! :o)

g2825m on January 25, 2012 at 5:08 PM

What some of you quasi so called liberal republicans don’t

understand is that there are many conservatives who would vote for a rabid dog rather than Romney in the primary. Newt may be a

rabid dog for all we know, and we don’t care.

I would not vote for a rabid dog

gerrym51 on January 25, 2012 at 5:10 PM

Thanks my disagreeable friend! :o)

g2825m on January 25, 2012 at 5:08 PM

Your welcome. Someone has to help be the sounding board. It helps people firm up their positions. Firm positions as you know are good.

Bmore on January 25, 2012 at 5:11 PM

ARG is not included by Realclear….

there are not reputable…

Liberal4life: perhaps you mean they’re and not there. You intellectuals are so sharp.

ObamatheMessiah on January 25, 2012 at 5:11 PM

BS. The MSM wants to make it uninteresting in order to help Obama. I still do not understand why we have these debates with liberal moderators who are obviously hostile to the Republicans. Only Newt has been able to call them out on their bias. Go Newt!
Kaffa on January 25, 2012 at 5:00 PM

You theory about the MSM trying to make the debates “uninteresting” to help Obama is preposterous. They live and die by ratings. Meanwhile, there is no cheering allowed at the Presidential debates so, by your own parameters, I guess that means Newt would be doomed to failure. Moreover you’re not even correct on the facts. Romney made a fool of them over the idiotic contraception kerfuffle, but unlike Newt who can’t seem to get out of nasty mode, Mitt did it with humor and class.

I’m a Mitt supporter but i disagree. Newt was newt but without his hollarin,whooping audience he is not as good. I think florida voters realize the debate commission is not going to approve a pro-gingrich crowd in debates with obamam
gerrym51 on January 25, 2012 at 5:00 PM

Yes, he needs his mob of cheering supporters, but he lost the debate when Mitt went after him over Freddie Mac.

Buy Danish on January 25, 2012 at 5:15 PM

CNN/Time has Newt & Romney tied. ARG is old news…and a leftist outlier.

Afterseven on January 25, 2012 at 5:05 PM

Did you actually read the CNN/Time poll?

“On Sunday, the day after Gingrich won big in South Carolina, he was at 38% in Florida, with Romney at 36%, Santorum at 11% and Paul at 8%. Looking only at Monday and Tuesday’s results, Romney was at 38%, Gingrich 29% Santorum at 11% and Paul at 9%.”

haner on January 25, 2012 at 5:16 PM

That debate tomorrow night is huge. Gingrich needs FL more than Romney, but it won’t be good momentum-wise for the latter to finish second again.

changer1701 on January 25, 2012 at 4:18 PM

LOL…Romney HAS to win in Florida. Another loss for Mr Electable and people might start suggesting that he drop out for Daniels.

ddrintn on January 25, 2012 at 5:20 PM

f

[ Click to embiggen: after the show ended in the 80s, the guy who played Cooter on Dukes of Hazard decided to stalk Newt Gingrich for most of the 90s and file bogus ethics complaints against him similar to what happened to Sarah Palin in Alaska when Democrats targeted her for harassment ]

This is an absolute MUST READ.

Here’s the short explanation of what really happened:

* the guy who played Cooter on Dukes of Hazard became obsessed with Newt Gingrich and started stalking him

* Cooter teamed up with Democrats to file bogus ethics charges against Newt — in much the same way Democrats in Alaska did this to Sarah Palin in 2008

* Standard operating procedure for Democrats = when they are obsessed with a Republican, they file nuisance ethics complaints against the person so that no business can be done while the bogus ethics complaints are investigated

* Cooter and Democrats accused Newt of using a college course he taught in political science as some sort of scheme to brainwash the students into becoming his personal army or cult

* Cooter and Democrats kept making up these lies, despite the students who took the college course insisting that Newt was a good professor who taught a well-liked political science course

* to make the Democrats stop so that he could get back to business in Congress, Newt made the decision to pay a fine and admit he was wrong when he wasn’t…much like Palin resigning as Governor so that the business of Alaskans could be taken care of without her being a focal point of Democrat attacks any longer

* The FBI declined to investigate Newt for anything because he did nothing wrong and was not trying to raise his own army or cult.

* Cooter and the Democrats harangued the IRS to investigate him and it did — and in 1999 it produced a 74 page document concluding that Newt did nothing wrong and that Cooter and the Democrats made up lies for The Tolerant Left’s political gain.

* The elite, agenda-driven media never bothered to report on Newt’s full exoneration.

* Willard “Mittens” Romney is bearing false witness against Newt because he knows the truth of what’s happening but is repeating Democrats’ talking points against Newt. If you are a Mormon, please chime in below in comments about what the Church of Latter Day Saints teaches about knowingly spreading false information about a person in order to gain some specific benefit for yourself. I’m curious how Romney’s behavior on this issue jives with what he learned in the LDS church.

If you followed what Democrats in Alaska did to Governor Palin from 2008 through her resignation in 2009 (which made the ethics complaints stop), you should understand perfectly why Newt did what he did so that he could get back to the business he was elected to do for the American people.

After reading York’s breakdown, I am more disgusted with Romney than I have ever been before.

He seriously should be ashamed of himself for siding with Cooter from Dukes of Hazard, Nancy Pelosi, and the same sort of Democrats who filed all those bogus ethics charges against Governor Palin

Amjean on January 25, 2012 at 5:20 PM

Read the whole article

Since the start of his campaign, Newt Gingrich has cast himself as a man of the people and a Reagan Republican. Newt resembles a former president, all right, but it is not Reagan. Newt Gingrich seems to be a 21st-century return of President Andrew Jackson.
http://www.americanthinker.com/2012/01/newt_gingrich_the_jacksonian.html

last post…haha

g2825m on January 25, 2012 at 5:20 PM

LOL…Romney HAS to win in Florida. Another loss for Mr Electable and people might start suggesting that he drop out for Daniels.

ddrintn on January 25, 2012 at 5:20 PM

I agree. The nominee this year is the one who wins Florida.

If Newt loses Florida, it’s over for him too especially as he has forfeited Virginia in Super Tuesday, and the February states are all Romney friendly.

haner on January 25, 2012 at 5:25 PM

Here’s a CNN poll released today:

On Sunday, the day after Gingrich won big in South Carolina, he was at 38% in Florida, with Romney at 36%, Santorum at 11% and Paul at 8%. Looking only at Monday and Tuesday’s results, Romney was at 38%, Gingrich 29% Santorum at 11% and Paul at 9%.

Read more: http://www.thebostonchannel.com/politics/30298799/detail.html#ixzz1kVeKJYWL

haner on January 25, 2012 at 5:00 PM

LOL…Mittbots desperately clinging to polls and Freddie Mac.

What’s hilarious is that a “disgraced” former Speaker is slapping Romney around like a bass fiddle and you expect us to believe that Romney will be able to withstand the onslaught from Axelrod/DNC/MSM. One week of that and he’ll be a quivering mass of gray jelly.

ddrintn on January 25, 2012 at 5:25 PM

Desperation and hate: It’s all the Mittens brigade has.

angryed on January 25, 2012 at 4:38 PM

Coming from you that is funny.

If you don’t like Romney you have capitalism.
You forgot,

I also hate Mormons

.

angryed on January 20, 2012 at 4:08 PM

Harlot is synonymous with whore/prostitute.

Nikki sold herself to Mitt in exchange for campaign debt payoff.

Hence she is a whore.

angryed on January 11, 2012 at 4:57 PM

Gunlock Bill on January 25, 2012 at 5:26 PM

If you don’t like Romney you have capitalism.
You forgot,
I also hate Mormons
.

angryed on January 20, 2012 at 4:08 PM

Harlot is synonymous with whore/prostitute.

Nikki sold herself to Mitt in exchange for campaign debt payoff.

Hence she is a whore.

angryed on January 11, 2012 at 4:57 PM

Gunlock Bill on January 25, 2012 at 5:26 PM

The first one’s obviously tongue-in-cheek; the second would be mild if it had come from a Mittbot in describing Sarah Palin.

ddrintn on January 25, 2012 at 5:29 PM

LOL…Mittbots desperately clinging to polls and Freddie Mac.

What’s hilarious is that a “disgraced” former Speaker is slapping Romney around like a bass fiddle and you expect us to believe that Romney will be able to withstand the onslaught from Axelrod/DNC/MSM. One week of that and he’ll be a quivering mass of gray jelly.

ddrintn on January 25, 2012 at 5:25 PM

I guess that’s one way to win an argument, belittling your own candidate.

haner on January 25, 2012 at 5:30 PM

Desperation and hate: It’s all the Mittens brigade has.

angryed on January 25, 2012 at 4:38 PM

Yeah. The only way Romney can be helped is by destroying any possible competition. Sounds like O-bots to me.

Romney will never be elected president.

ddrintn on January 25, 2012 at 5:31 PM

I guess that’s one way to win an argument, belittling your own candidate.

haner on January 25, 2012 at 5:30 PM

I don’t have a candidate. At this point I’m just against that cheap imitation of the Kos Kiddie known as the Mittbot.

ddrintn on January 25, 2012 at 5:32 PM

The first one’s obviously tongue-in-cheek;

Nah, he was attempting to mask his hatred, but it didn’t work.

the second would be mild if it had come from a Mittbot in describing Sarah Palin.

ddrintn on January 25, 2012 at 5:29 PM

Really? Since when?

Gunlock Bill on January 25, 2012 at 5:34 PM

I don’t have a candidate. At this point I’m just against that cheap imitation of the Kos Kiddie known as the Mittbot.

ddrintn on January 25, 2012 at 5:32 PM

So, in other words, you just hate Romney.

Gunlock Bill on January 25, 2012 at 5:37 PM

CNN/TIME/ORC Florida Primary Survey

* Romney – 36%
* Gingrich – 34%

Survey of 369 likely primary voters was conducted Jan 22-24 and has a margin of error of +/-5%. Numbers from the poll conducted 1/13 – 1/17 are in parentheses.

Inside the numbers: Gingrich beat Romney 38-36 on Sunday; on Monday and Tuesday (after the debate) Romney led Gingrich 38-29.

rubio effect!

hanzblinx on January 25, 2012 at 5:37 PM

last post…haha

g2825m on January 25, 2012 at 5:20 PM

Sure it is.

Bmore on January 25, 2012 at 5:37 PM

National Review
Jim Geraghty
January 25, 2012

The perception of Newt Gingrich as much quicker to compromise conservative principles than to ever admit a mistake comes heavily from Sen. Tom Coburn’s 2003 book Breach of Trust, which discusses his years in the House under Gingrich as Speaker, and paints a picture of Gingrich as a raging egomaniac, wildly hypocritical and quick to toss Class of 1994 principles.

When Gingrich said, “The eleven geniuses who thought they knew more than the rest of the Congress are going to come up and explain their votes,” someone leaned over to [then-Rep.] Mark Sanford and said, “I have never heard of anyone having to explain their vote.” Gingrich continued, “Those of you who had planned to go to John Kasich’s wedding on Saturday are not going. No one is going anywhere until we get the votes we need to pass this rule.”

. . . [Steve] Largent, an NFL Hall of Famer, went straight to the podium after [Dick] Armey finished speaking. A surprised Boehner recognized him. “Mr. Speaker,” Largent said calmly and directly to Gingrich who was no more than ten feet away, “I am not intimidated. I have been in rooms much smaller than this one when I was on the opposite side of teammates during a player’s strike against the NFL. The guys in those rooms weighed 280, 320 pounds and not only wanted to kill me, if they had gotten hold of me they probably could have. This isn’t the case here tonight. More seriously, I am not intimidated because I feel good about this vote and the principles behind it . . . if, as a matter of conscience, I believe a vote is in the best interest of the American taxpayer I represent back home, well, then I just have to vote that way.”

The event exposed a more disturbing trend that we all understood but weren’t ready to accept: the Republican “team” was no longer being held together by principles but by careerism and the desire for power for its own sake . . . <strong>Gingrich’s vitriolic response to us bringing down the rule for the bill confirmed to us he was willing to trade our principles for short term political advantage over the Democrats.

g2825m on January 25, 2012 at 5:37 PM

Its painfully obvious that nothing, no amount of reasoning or logic, will allow some of you to change your mind and realize that if you vote for Gingrich, you are actually voting for Obama.

Some of you, as one poster earlier on this forum put it ‘ would rather vote for a rabid dog than for Romney’ and ‘even if Gingrich is a rabid dog’ he still has your vote. That’s fair enough. You’ve obviously made up your mind, your reasons are your own, and you’re entitled to that and welcome to bear the responsibility for that decision. For my part, I’m thankful that most conservatives are much more reasonable.

You’ll pardon the rest of us for wanting to make the case for the candidate who can, as the nominee, bring in the broadest coalition of voters. It will take conservatives AND moderates, Independents, and the many disaffected Democrats out there to see that the next President of the United States is a Republican.

thatsafactjack on January 25, 2012 at 5:47 PM

Another day, another round of flyers from Romney, 3 for 3 this week, this time they are anti-Newt. Have not received any mailers from other campaigns. Think Romney is spending his money in the bigger states.

John Kettlewell on January 25, 2012 at 5:54 PM

Inside the numbers: Gingrich beat Romney 38-36 on Sunday; on Monday and Tuesday (after the debate) Romney led Gingrich 38-29.

rubio effect!

hanzblinx on January 25, 2012 at 5:37 PM

I think it’s also the tax release effect. There were some who really thought Romney had something to hide by not releasing his taxes. But it wasn’t so, and so Romney gained more trust from some voters when he said there wasn’t anything incriminating in the tax returns.

haner on January 25, 2012 at 5:58 PM

Excuse me, but all these polls show THE SAME TREND. Compare Quinnipiac’s last poll to this one = Romney collapse. Same with CNN/TIme.

ALL polls show a dramatic shift towards Mitt. Some started with huge Romney leads, so they did not ‘yet’ sink to the point Newt is in the lead.

But trend-wise they are all consistent.

AJStrata on January 25, 2012 at 6:02 PM

Perhaps Floridians will save the GOP from committing suicide by getting Romney back on track. Gingrich is so disliked by so many people across the political spectrum it should be obvious to everyone (except some malcontents on this blog) that a Gingrich nomination would be a disaster. Newt has shown time and time again his inability run a campaign, run a Congress,and run his family let alone run a country. What more does one need to wake up and smell the roses. By the way, the Presidential debates do not allow applause from the audience and for good reason. Romney is the best we have and we should go with our best.

jake22 on January 25, 2012 at 6:07 PM

Amjean on January 25, 2012 at 5:20 PM

Are you on try outs for The Rachel MadCow Show, or whut?

If so? Winning!

Key West Reader on January 25, 2012 at 6:12 PM

Romney McCain is the best we have and we should go with our best.

jake22 on January 25, 2012 at 6:07 PM

Derr. We did that in 2008 and it got us Obama. If we run Romney we get Obama on steroids.

No. Thanks, but no.

Key West Reader on January 25, 2012 at 6:13 PM

g2825m on January 25, 2012 at 5:37 PM

Thought you were getting some shut eye.

Bmore on January 25, 2012 at 6:14 PM

Looks like the mad high of SC is finally wearing off. People are starting to take a look at (more like remembering) Newt’s past, and realize what a disaster he would be as our nominee. Some of you still drinking the kool-aid even believe that because Romney was slipping in the polls in the primary that made him less electable in the general. Hah!

Newt = Goldwater = Losing 45 States

CaliforniaRefugee on January 25, 2012 at 6:23 PM

You gotta believe Mitt has Nevada, Minnesota and Maine locked up. Colorado would probably lean Mitt. Missouri could be Newt country.

rubberneck on January 25, 2012 at 4:37 PM

Newt failed to qualify for VA and MO. He loses MO.

writeblock on January 25, 2012 at 6:36 PM

You gotta believe Mitt has Nevada, Minnesota and Maine locked up. Colorado would probably lean Mitt. Missouri could be Newt country.

rubberneck on January 25, 2012 at 4:37 PM

There is a poll showing Newt up 15+ in Minnesota.

portlandon on January 25, 2012 at 6:45 PM

Suffolk poll today:

Despite Newt Gingrich’s momentum within the Republican Party, he would be a weaker contender than Mitt Romney in a general election contest against President Barack Obama, according to a Suffolk University/7NEWS (WSVN-Miami) poll of likely voters in Florida.

Romney led Obama by 47 percent to 42 percent in the Florida survey, while Obama topped Gingrich by 9 points, 49 percent to 40 percent.

In the popularity contest, Gingrich again did not fare well. He holds a 29 percent favorable and 58 percent unfavorable rating statewide among all likely voters. By contrast, Romney had a 44 percent favorable and 37 percent unfavorable rating. Romney’s popularity was lower among independents: 37 percent favorable and 36 percent unfavorable, while Gingrich’s popularity among independents imploded to 19 percent favorable with 70 percent unfavorable.

https://www.suffolk.edu/50641.html

haner on January 25, 2012 at 7:08 PM

The bravado of the ABR crowd has certainly been replaced with a little dose of bitterness….

Here’s a bit of a song dedicated to him

Then the Mitt Express went rushing by us
We lost our stary notions along the way
If by chance I’d see you in the tavern
We’d smile at one another and we’d say

Those were the days my friend
We’d thought they’d never end
We’d snark and deride
Forever and a day

We’d cheat on the spouse we’d choose
We’d vacillate and never lose
Fore we were young
And sure to have our way

La La La La La La La La La La La La
La La La La La La La La La La
La La La La La La La La La La La La

Bradky on January 25, 2012 at 7:34 PM

There is a poll showing Newt up 15+ in Minnesota.

portlandon on January 25, 2012 at 6:45 PM

Must have announced Jesse Ventura will be his VP…

Bradky on January 25, 2012 at 7:35 PM

I don’t have a candidate. At this point I’m just against that cheap imitation of the Kos Kiddie known as the Mittbot.

ddrintn on January 25, 2012 at 5:32 PM

So, in other words, you just hate Romney.

Gunlock Bill on January 25, 2012 at 5:37 PM

Well, ddrintn, I think Gunlock Bill just proved your point.

Romney will lose. He’s either going to lose the nomination or lose the general election. I’d much rather have him lose the nomination so we can possibly win the general.

It doesn’t take hate to see that Mitt is a lousy candidate, and that his electability claims have always been hype. The only way he gets the nomination is to destroy every other candidate somehow, and that seems to be what the Mittdogs are working for.

Gingrich is flawed, but Romney’s a fraud. That’s why no one really likes him. The polls go up for him when he manages to convince people he’s the only choice, and down when they see a hope of escape.

I’ll be glad when he loses the nomination so the Mittdogs will go away.

tom on January 26, 2012 at 8:40 PM

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