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Monday, February 20, 2012

Romney's Biggest Hope To Beat Santorum--Newt Gingrich



I saw the following on the CBS News web site:
  • Billionaire casino magnate Sheldon Adelson plans to give another $10 million to the outside group backing the former Georgia lawmaker who is running behind former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum in the race for the Republican presidential nomination, a source close to Adelson told CBS News.

So billionaire casino magnate Sheldon Adelson is planning to give a $10 million dollar donation to the Super PAC supporting Newt. Why? Because in the minds of many, Newt being still in the race is good for Romney, and is taking away from Santorum. Especially as "Winning our Future", the PAC that supposrts Gingrich, is the same Super PAC that flooded the air waves in South Carolina, the only state that Newt has won. 

So, although Newt has no chance to win the nomination, he will be helping Romney (in theory) by proxy, and no doubt make the Republican establishment breathe a sigh of relief. Their hope is that Newt can generate just enough enthusiasm to prevent a Rick Santorum  super surge that might just run away with big wins in the upcoming primaries and on Super Tuesday.

At least that is what I suspect the Romney campaign and the RNC (who is embarassed by conservatives and the Tea Party) are hoping for.

Don't count on it boys. The truth is, Newt's flavor of the week momentum has come and gone, and his campaign is just about ready for the defibrillator. In other words, it's just too late.

Rick Santorum has grabbed the momentum from the remaining candidates, and has also grabbed the attention of the conservative voters. So no matter how the Romney campaign... the Obama campaign... or any super PAC tries to paint him... the average conservative voter connects with Rick and his message, and they are sick and tired of the negative attack ads and media attacks being thrown at the Santorum campaign.

In essence, the attack ads will backfire, rallying the people to give Rick Santorum the additional votes and impetus he needs to successfully obtain the Republican party nomination for President of the United States.

Just sayin'.

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