All last week.....Daniels This......Daniels that. This morning it's, Perry this.........Perry That!
This isn't going to be a long post because I'm trying to understand those Anti-Romney folks strategy to win if one of their reluctant phantoms ran and won the nomination.
Lets assume the following:
Obama vs Romney
Obama vs Phantom
Assuming that 99.9% of Republicans want to oust Obama and would cast a vote for a toaster as long as it was a Registered Republican in the general, lets assume in the scenario above, that both Romney and the phantom both take the Republican vote in there separate contests against Obama.
IS THAT ENOUGH TO WIN?
In order to beat President Obama, you need a candidate who can win over a LARGE PORTION of Independents. Mitt Romney has always done great with this group who for the most part seem to be a little more moderate than many Republicans. A Phantom, would NEED THIS STRENGTH as well.
Also, Lets assume there are some discruntled Democrats who are really not enthused about President Obama.....Bad economy?.........Maybe out of work........? I admit that it would be hard to make a dent into the Democrats voters hearts, but what if it was possible because of the bad economy? Democrats having a hard time in this economy would hurt just as bad as any Republicans do. Which possible candidate might have a chance of siphoning off some of those supporters? Romney? a Phantom?
I think Republicans need to decide real quick before we start bashing one another in the primaries, that anything said bad about an opponent, will be hard to take back. Independents and others will be watching the contests as well.
One last question:
Do you need the WHOLE PIE to satisfy your political appetite, or could you be satisfied with 70-90% of it? No candidate out there is going to please you 100% and win the nomination because as he/she pleases you, he/she dis-pleases someone else.
If Obama is re-elected, we get NO PIE!