Archives for: February 2012
By Carole on Feb 28, 2012
No matter the outcome of today's Republican primary in Michigan, the entire 2012 GOP presidential race will most likely be remembered in terms of before and after February 28. An overwhelming victory by former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney in his self-proclaimed home state would finally back up the alleged inevitability of his nomination with voter support. A close second place finish for former Senator Rick Santorum makes this a two-man race that Mr. Santorum could actually win as the next batch of states holding primaries favor a more conservative candidate. But if Mr. Santorum manages to defeat Mr. Romney in Michigan, earth shaking is not too drastic a term for what will follow.
By Carole on Feb 26, 2012
In response to criticism that he's out of touch with average Americans, former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney proved he is out of touch with average Americans. As expected, his recent comment that he drives a Mustang and a Chevy pickup truck and that his wife drives "a couple of Cadillacs" renewed concerns about his inability to connect with voters. But rather than admit that the comment came off as bragging and was inappropriate in light of the struggles facing many Americans, he bristled and accused people of attacking his success.
By Carole on Feb 24, 2012
Here's a great way to visualize former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney's inability to inspire Republican primary voters: Imagine the candidate delivering a major speech at a pro football stadium. Now picture that instead of 65,000 cheering supporters, his actual audience is about 1,200 people seated quietly on the field directly in front of him.
By Carole on Feb 23, 2012
The buzz before last night's GOP presidential debate was that former Senator Rick Santorum could solidify his front runner status with a win and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney could be in big trouble if he lost. Well, Mr. Santorum didn't win and Mr. Romney didn't lose and that's about all the news that was made at debate #20.
By Carole on Feb 22, 2012
As the fight for the Republican presidential nomination chugs along, the party establishment continues to push former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney as the only contender who could win over independent voters in a general election. Just like in 2008, the message is that only a moderate Republican who fails to inspire the conservative base can defeat Barack Obama in November. It was the wrong message then and it is the wrong message now.