Romney secures front-runner status with New Hampshire win, looks to take momentum into South Carolina

Mitt Romney stormed out of New Hampshire Wednesday with a historic achievement under his belt, having scored back-to-back wins in the first two nominating contests, and vowing to take that momentum into South Carolina.

The former Massachusetts governor was able to pull off a commanding victory in the New Hampshire primary, winning with 39 percent of the vote with 95 percent of precincts reporting.

To hear the pundits talk Mitt Romney is the inevitable winner with an insurmountable lead in delegates. In reality he has won only 20 delegates, less than 2% of the 1144 needed to secure the GOP nomination. Unlike the Democrats, the GOP does not use “superdelegates,” but the party establishment is doing everything they can to rig the outcome in Romney’s favor.

The Republican leadership should be panicking right now, but they’re doubling down instead. Mitt has been running for POTUS for six years and yet his numbers haven’t budged since four years ago. I could go on and on for days about Mitt’s weaknesses, but I’ll stick to two – Bain Capital and Romneycare.

Obama plans to run against Wall Street (see: OWS) despite being the biggest recipient of Wall Street donations. What’s worse than a Wall Street puppet? A Wall Street investment banker like Mitt Romney! Thanks to Romneycare, Mitt is the only GOP candidate who lacks credibility in attacking Obamacare.

2012 looks to be a golden opportunity for the GOP to retake the White House. The economy stinks and so does the incumbent. Do they honestly believe that Mitt Romney is their best possible candidate? Seriously?

It seems to me that the Republicans don’t really want to win. With Obama in office they get everything they want and the Democrats line-up to help them. Don’t forget, Obamacare is a Republican idea.

The Republicans pretended to oppose it, it’s unpopular, but the Democrats are getting the blame for it. As long as Obama is in office it will stay in place and the GOP can keep complaining about it.

Sometimes you can have your cake and eat it too.

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20 Responses to Really?

  1. votermom says:

    Right now Mitt has what – an 8 delegate lead over cash-poor Santorum?
    Gah, Mitt’s candidacy must have the worst delegate per dollar ratio ever so far. I shudder to think of how much looting he will have to do to recover his money if he does get to be POTUS.

  2. kc says:

    It’s deja-vu all over again–can’t remember who said that but it fits.

      • HELENK says:

        yogi barra maybe

        mitt is obama lite.
        if he gets the nomination, it will be the first time in my voting life that I will not vote for president.
        There is no way in hell I would vote for backtrack, and I could not vote for another version of him

  3. And on top of doing everything that can to ensure their favorite president ever, Obama, stays in office, they have a great fallback candidate in case things don’t go as planned, Romney. It’s perfect.

  4. DeniseVB says:

    One bright spot from NH was that guy-with-rubber-boot-on-his-head took some votes from Obama 😀

  5. When you hold all the cards you can deal a game like this. This must be the culmination of years of work and planning to be in complete control of both parties with nary a peep from either side.

    They even have their mock rebel candidates, see Ron Paul and Bernie Sanders, to draw the disatisfied members out only to help corral them back in line when they can’t get their way. They even created mock astroturf movements, see tea party and OWS. They lost control of the tea party and got some congressmen they didn’t want, but thank god OWS has gone exactly as planned. I suspect they’ll regain control of the tea party too and have them rally around Romney for the most part. We’ll see.

    They were scared shitless for a while that they’d have a repeat of ’92 with someone from left field picking up steam and pulling out a surprise. But I think they learned their lessons from that episode of losing control and rigged things nicely, and worked hard for 4 years to destroy any threats.

  6. Dario says:

    It seems to me that the Republicans don’t really want to win. With Obama in office they get everything they want…

    With Obama in office Wall Street gets what a Republican president can’t deliver, the destruction of FDR’s legacy with the support of the Democrats in Congress supporting the president

  7. HELENK says:

    @iowahawkblog David Burge
    Romney is to my enthusiasm what Ted McGinley was to the last season of Happy Days.
    3 hours ago via web
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    Barry G
    0ryuge Barry G
    @iowahawkblog Which makes Ron Paul Chachi, based on how I want to turn off the TV whenever I hear the adoring shriek of his fans.
    2 hours ago

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  9. 1539days says:

    I’m firmly convinced that Romney is the giant can of whup-ass Obama has needed for the last 30-some years. Obama won by 5% in an election where McCain had a limited campaign war chest, where he took multiple opportunities to say Obama would be a “fine president” if he won and a campaign team that both suggested Sarah Palin then locked her up when she was gaining traction. Obama can’t win on a level playing field.

    Bain Capital looks like a disadvantage, but remember that Obama is a teleprompter failure away from being a communism organizer. I remember the fallout from his off-the-cuff comments to Joe the Plumber about redistributing wealth. If he gets a head of steam over Bain, he could end up sounding like Rick Perry last night when he trashed capitalism under the guise of attacking Romney.

    Romneycare is even less of a problem. Obama considers Mitt the inventor of Romneycare. Who better to teach Obama that he’s doing it wrong?

  10. Three Wickets says:

    If the world or the economy doesn’t change much from where we are today, I think Obama will beat Romney. There just isn’t that much policy daylight separating the two. Quite similar in personal style, both vehicles for the Washington political establishment, both disconnected from ordinary Americans. Conservatives won’t turn out big for Romney in the general. It’s incredible, but Romney may be setting the stage for Obama to waltz into a second term. Who knows..

    • 1539days says:

      The thing about Obama in 2008 was that he promised all this pie in the sky unicorn crap. Republicans who didn’t like Bush and thought McCain was McSame kind of let Obama slide by. 2010 pretty much showed that the GOP base is still there. Add the disgruntled Democrats to angry Republicans and I think there’s a Romney path to victory\.

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