SEARCH BLOG: PRIMARIES
A look at the recent primary results and delegate count show that the Mitt Romney campaign is gathering strength and Romney must be considered the prohibitive favorite to gain the Republican nomination for President.
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Gingrich's campaign is essentially over. He has no money to continue and the novelty of his snappy remarks is beginning to wear thin. Ron Paul will continue to stick with the campaign while having no real chance, but his presence was always about the message and never about the messenger. The other campaigns, of course, are DOA.
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It should not be difficult for Mitt Romney to find "disagreement points" with Barack Obama. Just do a Google search for news about "Barack Obama" and randomly point to a result. The slug-fest coming this fall should prove to be grim. Given the importance of this election for the direction of the U.S., there is little doubt that the gloves will be off. By December, the nation will be politically exhausted.
Mitt Romney's first consideration should be the selection of a running mate... although the announcement is months off. While Vice Presidents are not that visible after an election... Joe Biden only comes out for comic relief... they provide the finishing touches for the "presidential package" that will either appeal to or repel voters. Romney will have some fence-mending to do and he can't be successful if he pulls a last minute "John McCain". Historically, Republicans have not been that great at VP choices... either selecting someone deemed too "establishment" or someone no one has heard of outside of a 100-mile radius of their home town. Remember Dan Quayle? The VP really should be presidential material. Remember Joe Biden? That's why the VP should be his first consideration... so that there is real consideration.
Let the games begin.