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That’s what they’re saying over TAC because Romney was able to dig up enough votes to win the Iowa caucuses (which if I was Santorum I would as for a recount). They might be right given Romney’s supposed “firewall” in New Hampshire, the fact that Rick Perry’s refusal to accept reality will leave a split field in South Carolina which Romney could then conceivably win the state, the fact he’s already put in a $900,000 ad buy in Florida showing off his impressive resources which only Paul’s campaign can match nationally.
And yet the fight still goes on because Romney hardly did better in Iowa than he did four years ago and lost in all practical terms to a fellow who was at five percent only the week before the caucuses. Only 26 percent of Republicans nationally think Mitt should be the nominee. And the fact people still to continue the fight (like Rick Perry) suggests that for the inevitability Romney seems to have on paper, people are having a hard time admitting it.
Maybe their delusional but consider this: If millions of dollars of negative ads can cut down Newt Gingrich, then they can cut down Mitt Romney. The other candidates have the resources to do so in New Hampshire and South Carolina at least where advertising is cheap. The only problem is, so far, they have not done so, not to the extend persons like Gingrich or even Paul have been attacked on their airwaves. Indeed many are wondering why this has not been done? Do they think Mitt is covered in Teflon? Do they think he’s going to wind up the nominee anyway because the powers that be say so and they want something from him? (Ed Rollins admitted Michele Bachmann’s reluctance to attack Romney had something to do with this. She wanted to be his vice-president); Are they afraid Romney will come after them with both barrels given his deep pockets? Perhaps it’s a combination of all these things but we’ll find out who badly the remaining candidates still want to be President because they way they’re going to do it is by stopping Mitt and they can only do so when they open fire.
Romney has vulnerabilities as plain as the nose on one’s face but so far he’s not been touched. Will that remain the same or will they go after him, especially in two upcoming debates? We’ll see.