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Updated on February 21, 2012

....but would that work?

One cannot imagine what is going on in the Republican Party nomination race, as the "landscaping" of it is getting rather uneven each and every passing day.

Romney, who many have thought that he would outrun his rivals in the race, was being on the losing side in his own home state, Michigan. If he should lose the primary there, then it could be all downhill for him in the race.

Santorum has taken over on the leader-board as almost all the major pollsters were saying. He has focused on what Romney was not, that he was the candidate with the managerial skills to put the country's economy back on track.

He was more of a failure than a successful businessman that he portrayed himself to be; and that his flagship project, the Salt Lake Olympics program, would have failed without the United States Federal Government "bailout". He was losing money rapidly and had to ask for a government hand out.

Romney, on the other hand, has quoted Santorum's Congressional records as being too lousy for him to be running for the highest office in the nation, the presidency of the U.S.

Gingrich has failed to use his masterful oratory and command of the English language to win any more states in the primaries, as he did in South Carolina, and he was falling so fast in almost all the national polls to the very bottom.

His mantra of being the only conservative candidate in the race was not getting the traction he expected on the campaign trail. He was attacking both Santorum and Romney as "rookies", when it came to government business. Remember, he was Mr. Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives in the 1990s.

As for Ron Paul, he was just the "fourth man" in the race, and his libertarian message was still resonating with the old, hardliner Libertarian Party support, which made it extremely hard for him to win a single state in the primaries or caucuses.

The Republican Party hierarchy was hoping that a "third", new and fresh candidate, like former Gov. Jeb Bush or Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey, or former Gov. Sarah Palin, would offer himself or herself to save the party's Tampa Convention from ending up in shambles, and not being able to nominate the right person to face off with President Barack Obama in the 2012 presidential election.

The party that has all those PACs (Political Action Committees) pulling in so much money for its campaign to unseat Obama, was in want for a suitable person to represent it.

Unbelievable? You be the judge.


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    • Davesworld profile image


      6 years ago from Cottage Grove, MN 55016

      I think you missed it. The Republican Party hierarchy wants Romney, the rank and file do not. What you are seeing in the primaries is a continuing cry of "somebody other than Romney." So we have the Gingrich bubble, flirtation with Donald Trump, lots of sound and not much fury for Ron Paul. It all boils down to the Republican establishment having a hard time pushing their candidate this year.


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