Wednesday, January 4, 2012

It appears Mitt Romney may be going for an early win for the GOP nomination

Mitt Romney is preparing a broad strategy after Iowa’s caucuses tonight, apparently hoping to close out the GOP presidential contest before the calendar turns to February.

The Post’s Phil Rucker reported last night that the former Massachusetts governor will head to South Carolina later this week, a sign he is prepared to fight in a state that has been less than hospitable to him since 2008. And a GOP source tells The Fix that Romney’s campaign is going up with an ad buy in Florida starting tomorrow. (New Hampshire is set to hold a primary on Jan. 10 followed by South Carolina on Jan. 21 and Florida on Jan. 31.)

The Florida ad buy is at least $825,000, starts Wednesday, and will run through next Tuesday’s New Hampshire primary. It comes on top of a $1 million ad buy already launched in South Carolina and Florida by Restore Our Future, a super PAC supporting Romney’s candidacy.

Romney’s campaign did not responded to a request for comment. The ad buy would make him the first candidate to go up on the air in the Sunshine State.

The total picture is one of a frontrunner hoping to finish well in all four January contests and, in so doing, effectively end the nomination fight. Romney’s early focus on New Hampshire seems to have given way to a broader strategy in which he and his supporters will put real resources and time into South Carolina and Florida.
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Anonymous said...

Congratulations to Mitt for winning Iowa by 8 votes! Close, but it's great to win. On to New Hampshire, where I hope I'll get to bed earlier!


Anonymous said...

Bosman, this is so exciting. I have to laugh at how well things are working out for Romney. I'm lovin the squirming of the rightwing media. Icing on the cake.

Luck is when preparation meets opportunity. Romney has certainly had a little bit of luck in all this, but you and I both know it's 99% preparation. The man leaves no stone unturned.


BOSMAN said...

This photo finish will only pump-up Romney's support in New Hampshire.

NH will want to now MAKE SURE now that when Romney goes to SC, he goes after a knock-out!