With a slight victory in the Iowa Caucus, is Mitt Romney set to be the Republican nominee?
I think YES, though he is NOT my ideal candidate, I think this win is only the beginning of several more to come. Perhaps, Santorum is setting himself up for a VP ride with Romney.
He's the front-runner, all right. But it's way too early yet to anoint him as the winner.
Whatever else happens it seems Republicans will have three pretty clear choices: Romney, and establishment Republican; Santorum, a conservative family values guy; and Paul, a libertarian.
WE THE PEOPLE. GOVERNMENT FOR THE PEOPLE BY THE PEOPLE. HOW ON THIS EARTH THAT ROMNEY GOING TO REPRESENT THE PEOPLE OF THIS COUNTRY. very wealthy people like him ,yes. the average .U S. citizen, no
The retardican establishment rammed Dole and McCain down the throats of the base. Why would anyone think it has lost control and could not serve them Romney as well? He clearly is the choice of the Washington status quo, and the rest of the race is just for show.
Probably. It will be interesting to see how the remainder of this race pans out. Still not thrilled with any of the Republican candidates.
It certainly doesn't hurt his chances. He nearly made a misstep beforehand though when he said he thought he'd win Iowa. It was unnecessary to make such a statement in a place he didn't even need to win. It was a very close call indeed.
I read on a political blog that exceeding expectation is really what provides a boost during the primaries. By that measure Santorum will likely see a bump in his popularity in New Hampshire and beyond. Ron Paul will get a boost too. In many ways Romney benefited from a split field, with various conservative options to choose from. As they drop out, there's always a chance that another candidate will pick up more and more of the vote.
Realistcially though I'm say that Romney is firm favorite. All of his opponents are viewed to a pretty conservative so there is no-one to his left to split his vote, and no one candidate to his right that voters feel confident to rally around.
I think santorum will pick up the leavings of all the losers and push ahead.
Eight votes is not the most convincing margin to win a popular vote by. Plus, Iowa is by no means a good measure of who will ultimately get the nomination: in 2008, John McCain was 4th in Iowa, with only 13% of the vote. Because of this, I really think Newt should stick around.
Personally, I'm still in mourning over Bachmann throwing in the towel. I was looking forward to some very entertaining one-on-one debates...
Yes! He will be the only non incumbent to win both NH and Iowa ever. Besides , Santorum, Newt, Perry, and paul, will split up their wins so no one opponent will be able to win enough states to edge Romney out. Tuesday's win was the beginning of the crowning.
I certainly hope not. That would be so typical of our voters to vote for the Obama's ideological identical twin, running under the opposite ticket. Can we be more original then that?
According to Vagas insiders, Romney will get the Republican nomination, and will go on to become the next President of the United States. Some are even predicting a landslide victory for Mitt. Vice-President Biden will leave public service and become a monk in Tibet. Obama will ask for the money in lieu of a library. 10/4
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