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Cents and the Republicans

Updated on April 11, 2012


The Republicans will always tell you that they are good at looking after the cents but I was seriously wondering as to whether they had lost their senses.

Perhaps they have started to get them back, now that Santorum has taken himself out of the nominee race.

He said that he left because one of his children was sick but was this really the reason?

It seems a co-incidence that this took place the day after opinion polls showed that Obama was the favorite to win the Presidency. Did this have anything to do with the decision? Was he under pressure from the party


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Most people’s main concern at election time is the economy and how it will affect them personally.

Any incumbent, at election time, when the economy is bad, will always start as the under dog. That is, at least until the campaigns really start and the “spins” start to come into play.

This time though, with the economy still bad and the deficit still well in place, President Obama was ahead in the polls.

Something was wrong and the Republicans must have seen it.

Whether the general public was believing the bad mouthing the candidates were giving each other or whether they had just got plain tired of the back and forth’s, it didn’t matter, something had to change.

Although Santorum was the nearest rival to Romney, he could probably be talked into quitting for the good of the party, on the promise of another run.

Because of their age, it is unlikely that Gingrich and Paul could be offered the same. This is probably their last chance to be; the “big one” and so are happily milking it as long as possible to increase their fees at the later lecture circuits.


The Republicans biggest concern is beating Obama. Although they have pampered to the individual candidates, it has become clear that to continue to do so, could cost them the Presidency. Something had to be done.

The public had grown tired of the bickering and to continue on into the convention, would just turn more people off.

Romney was the front runner and had always been considered the one with the best chance of defeating Obama. However, it had appeared that he was not a party favorite. This now has to be forgotten if the Republicans were to have a chance to win.

Here I am not saying that I think Romney is the best candidate or that I want the Republicans to win. I am merely pointing out that the people are tired of the name calling between potential Presidents. What may be interesting ideology discussions for the higher echelons of the Republican Party has become boring for the voters.

It is time they got fully behind one candidate or face losing a second round, I mean term.


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    • J Elaine profile image

      J Elaine 5 years ago from Northern Minnesota

      Since I'm involved with the Republican Party I know a little more about the inner workings of the politics. It helped me realize there is little I can do to affect things on a national level, but I can have great influence on a local and state level.

      I watched the whole GOP race very closely and came to some interesting conclusions. I'll have to write a hub about it when I get time. It's obvious that Romney was the "chosen one" and no one else was gong to be allowed to get the nomination. The national media is very complicit in this including FNC. I met Santorum in person and was amazed how the media portrayed him. They only focused on the controversial things he said and none of the truly inspiring things. Until after he dropped out and then nothing but praise. Most people may never know what a truly great man he is.

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      Pamela Oglesby 5 years ago from United States

      I agree that the name calling needs to stop and Republicans need to rally around the candidate. The campaign needs to focus on issues. Voted up.

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      Dennis L. Page 5 years ago from New York/Pennsylvania border

      Voted up and interesting. While watching the GOP debates I was wondering if the candidates were in the same party. Santorum, for supposedly being a good Christian, was downright nasty in his personal attacks. Now the super Pac money will be pouring into the Romney camp like water over Niagara Falls. I still don't know why Gingrich and Paul are in this. After all, Gingrich's group just bounced a $500.00 check. Maybe he should have tapped his credit at Tiffany's. LOL

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      diogenes 5 years ago from UK and Mexico

      We like Obama to an extent in Europe. As the US is (said to be) doing better now, there seems little chance he won't get another term, unless someone resorts to the Dallas alternative.


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      ata1515 5 years ago from Buffalo, New York.

      The bickering and name calling was becoming a greater hindrance to the party, and Santorum had almost no chance of winning anyway.

      The Republicans have been shooting themselves in the foot repeatedly by not putting an end to the primary when it was clear who was going to take the nomination. With almost half the votes he needed to clinch the primary, and more then twice that of his nearest rival it was clear that Romney was going to take the nomination, not because he's the best candidate in the party, but because people think he has the best chance to win a general election.