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Updated on April 11, 2012

The sign is on the wall.

Rick Santorum's announcement that he is dropping out of the Republican Party nomination race is no surprise, due to family difficulties. Everyone is wishing his daughter well, and hoping that she grows up to learn of her father as a stalwart conservative icon of his day in American politics.

The situation leaves just three old men in the race to win the nomination, namely, Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich and Ron Paul; and it also looks like it is paving the way for Romney to be the winner of the race, since the other two candidates are too far behind in the polls, and catching up by any of them now will be impossible.

However, the Republican establishment is game on having Romney to be the party's candidate in the 2012 presidential election, and there is no gainsaying that it will maintain that stance and continue to push their "baby" on the American people.

In other words, the only strong objection of Romney failing to be the nominee will come from the Evangelicals and Religious conservatives in the party, whose activists are still up in arms against the core Republican king makers, and it will be interesting to watch how the inside struggle turns out to be from now on.

The Evangelicals, especially, do not want any of the three candidates, and they (Evangelicals) form at least 40% of the party membership; and with their votes withheld, there is no chance that even though Romney will be winning all the remaining primaries, and is liable to gain the number of delegates required according to party regulations, he will fall short in the final count on the floor of the Tampa, Fl. convention.

From all points of view, the Republican Party does not want a brokered convention, and none of the candidates will have an overwhelming support from the tea party wing and independents; and so, what will be the answer to the party's main problem? That is to find a solid individual from outside the three known candidates.

There are Sarah Palin, Donald Trump, Chris Christie, but to name just a few, to carry the party to the general election; and who will be waiting there for him or her, if the Republicans decide to go that way?

You guessed right. It will be President Barack Obama, who is well prepared to lead the United States for another four years, with an unsurpassed record of numerous achievements.

He has gotten rid of Osama bin Laden, the mastermind of the 9/11 attacks on the U.S. mainland, and with him is Gadhafi, the notorious Libyan dictator, who is also gone.

The president's foreign policy is on a sound footing, with respect to working in concert with the United Nations to get Iran to drop its nuclear ambition. He is doing so through peaceful negotiations, instead of bombing Iran's nuclear facilities as the Republicans are urging him to do.

He has been able to handle the Russians and the Chinese well, and even though, they are not on "buddy, buddy" friendly terms, there is nothing that is really outstanding between the U.S. and those countries. Even if there is, he is using diplomacy ever too well to deal with such issues.

His popularity is soaring in the national polls, and his campaign is running smoothly, as there has been no hitch of any kind to obstruct it. He has the majority of independent voters aligning with his policies, and women are hailing him for protecting their health care needs, and so they have him in their sights to vote for his reelection.

Whoever is trying to set Obama against the U.S. Supreme Court and the Catholic Church will fail, because it is about nothing he has personally done; it is all about politics.

The only thing that anyone can hold against him, including Romney, is the sour economy that the country is facing, and there too, he is on the verge of pulling it out of a recession similar to the one in the 1930s, which needs a great deal of planning and different strategies.

Romney and the Republicans want to go back to the old system, where Wall Street controlled the economy. All trade regulations will be made ineffective for speculators and profiteers to have a field day. Only a few will benefit from the vast U.S. economy, and leave a weak middle class behind.

Obama's approach is different, as his "Buffett Rule" shows, that the wealthy have to pay their fair share in taxes; and the poor, the elderly and the working class will have an affordable health care to take care of them. The old system of private insurance companies profiting from high premiums is gone; and though some are pushing to bring it back, but that will not work.

The country needs to look to a better future for all its citizens, instead of the majority of them picking up the crumbs that fall from the tables of the so called elite in American society; a camp to which Romney is a staunch and prominent member.

He, Romney, will be the Republican establishment choice, as the party is holding him up with the big political contributions from the wealthy to the super PACs supporting his candidacy, but the ordinary voter is quite aware of what is going on behind the scenes, and he or she will use his or her senses to vote the right way come November, 2012.

The question still remains, whether it will be Romney or someone else. Either way, who cares.


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