Taking Etch-A-Sketch to an extreme!
In the past 24 hours, in all my years as a political observers, I’ve never seen two political camps (Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich) try to make so much hay over the most silliest, sophomoric analogies in the history of U.S. politics.
Can Newt and Rick show anymore desperation?
Every presidential campaign follows a zigzag pattern. Democrats go as far left has they have to wrap of enough delegates from their wacky base to secure the Democrat nomination. After the convention, the nominee moves to the center to grab the Independents for the general election. For the GOP, it’s the exact opposite, they move to the right as far as they have to as Romney’s been doing and once he wraps up the GOP nod he’ll move to the center to compete with the Democrat for the same Independents voters.
This is nothing new!
Here’s the bottom line: Mitt Romney needs a little less than 46% of the remaining delegates to reach 1,144. Santorum needs 72% to snatch it away from Romney and that’s as likely to happen as Barack Obama renouncing Liberalism and becoming a Reagan conservative.
I was all for Santorum but he’s frittered away his chances by sticking his foot in his mouth too many times, and his failure to win Illinois convinced me he’s toast. As far as Newt is concerned, he’s been dead since NY-26, but he doesn’t know it yet.
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