Willard “Mitt” Romney is the GOP establishment pick for the nomination. Unlike the situation with Obama in 2008 where the Democratic establishment was secretly backing Obama over Hillary, here the Republicans have made no secret of their desires. They want Mitt. It remains to be seen how far they will go to make it happen.
The real question with Romney is whether he’ll gain enough votes from independents in the middle to compensate for the votes he’ll lose from the base. Romney’s strength (if you can really call it that) is that he is more likely to appeal to swing voters than an ideologically pure conservative like Santorum.
But what if the conservative base decides they are tired of holding their noses to vote and decides to stay home next November?
BTW – The Obamacrats need to show more class. This isn’t a pick-up basketball game and many people are turned off by trash talk. For examples of classy politics, see Clinton, Bill or Hillary.