At this point it’s all about the math. In the wake of Super Tuesday, the race for the Republican presidential nomination appears to be leaning all the more in favor of the largely presumed winner.
“Super Tuesday dramatically reduced the likelihood that any of Governor Romney’s opponents can obtain the Republican nomination. As Governor Romney’s opponents attempt to ignore the basic principles of math, the only person’s odds of winning they are increasing are President Obama’s.” (Rich Beeson)
In other words, it’s time for even the most conservative Republicans to put logic ahead of emotion, if this is at all possible. From my own selectively objective, somewhat journalistic, ideally non-partisan viewpoint, I echo the common sentiment that Republicans of all degrees need to rally around Mitt Romney for even the slightest chance of winning the White House come November.
This is where the math comes in. Romney holds a majority of delegates so far allocated, and from what I heard on a talk radio program today, Santorum would have to win two-thirds of all remaining delegates to clinch the nomination, a basically insurmountable task. Gingrich and Paul, meanwhile, barely deserve a mention at this point. And for anyone who didn’t already know this: Rick Santorum is just plain unelectable by our general population. Nominating him, however unlikely, would simply hand President Obama his reelection.
As such, one question for the GOP to answer in the next several weeks is this: Will logic back up the math?
And this is really not just my opinion, if my opinion at all.
March 7, 2012 at 17:21
As mush as I detest Romney, I have to admit that he’s won the primary. It’s inevitable at this point. And since I hate both him and Obama, I hope Ron Paul runs on another party’s ticket because if you have to vote between a giant douche (Obama) and a turd sandwich (Romney), then what’s the point in voting?