In it, writer Kimberly Atkins makes a point that these attacks may have accomplished what Romney has been trying to do, all along....rally the Republican base behind him.
First, she points out that the attacks on Romney's venture capitalist, turned off potentially powerful conservative allies. One of those is Tom Donohue CEO of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the nations largest business lobby who condemned the attacks.
Second, the attacks provided Romney a dress rehearsal for the general election campaign. While commentators initially asked why Gingrich was doing President Obama’s work for him, by the end of last week, they were noting that he may have done Romney a favor — Bain will be old news by next fall.
Third (and most important in my estimation)
The Bain controversy may provide the final push Republicans need to finally galvanize behind one candidate — and as of now, that seems to be Romney. After all, in recent history that has been the GOP’s usual mode of operation: wrap up the presidential primary early and in largely civil fashion, saving the money and energy for the big dance.Read the full article HERE.
The GOP may be ready to pick a candidate, and in the wake of Baingate, Donohue seemed to be leading the rallying cry.
“Romney’s had a pretty good track record,” Donohue said about Romney’s business career.
“Perfect? Hell no. But damn good.”
This analysis might be right. Today's Fox News national poll has Romney breaking the 40% mark, leading the number two candidate Rick Santorum by a WHOPPING 25 POINT MARGIN.
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