Great News out of Florida! (Unless you're a Mitt Romney fan)

By Proof

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Public Policy Polling has Mitt Romney dropping from over fifty percent, when originally polled against Huckabee and Palin, to thirty one per cent when Gingrich and Ron Paul's names were added to the poll, down to twenty one percent in their latest poll.

" later polls the anti-Palin sentiment was diffused across several candidates and Romney's mile wide but inch deep support declined further and further and further to where it is now."

Mile wide and an inch deep? Mitt has many things to like about him, but his baggage outweighs them all. RomneyCare, in Massachusetts (as I noted here) is one of the most expensive in the country, did not realize savings from decreased ER usage, and is heavily dependent on bailouts form the federal government to keep it solvent.

ObamaCare, which is strikingly similar to RomneyCare, has no Uncle Sugar to bail it out. It is doomed to failure. Romney simply hasn't the credentials to wipe out whatever vestiges there are of Obama care when 2012 rolls around.

H/T Mememorandum

Cross posted at Proof Positive


  1. Couldn't agree more, this nation needs a president with an untarnished fiscal record. A 'little s' statist republican will only further the financial/government demise that we are in the midst of, we need a leader with the guts of Chris Christie and the brains of Paul Ryan!

  2. Let me state that I do not want to belittle Romney as a person, but as a presidential candidate.

    With the baggage of RomneyCare, I do not believe Mitt could either successfully rally the troops to victory or credibly oppose ObamaCare, should he be elected.

  3. Same here, in my mind he was vastly better a candidate than John McCain in the 2008 primary but times have changed. The most important thing for the next Prez (or at least it should be a top priority) is to defund, dismantle and repeal Obamacare. Romney is a terrible choice in that regard.

    We need a president that we can trust fiscally, someone that is either libertarian or darn near close!

  4. Romney needs to be eliminated early. Otherwise the crowded field of conservatives will be fighting amongst themselves for single digit support while Romney walks away with most of the liberal GOP vote.

    Meanwhile, mischief-making Dems will flock to Palin. If it boils down to Romney vs. Palin after the early primaries, conservatives are screwed. Palin would lose to Obama. And, well, Romney is Romney.

    Sorry I had to come out with that. Palin fans can now disown me.

  5. I totally agree with you, RK. How do we get around that? Herman Cain? Is this 1996 all over again? I spoke with Stacy McCain earlier today and we both discussed this dynamic and that Palin or Romney could walk away with it...

    He was more enthusiastic than me on Palin's prospects if she wins the nomination.

  6. I think a Cain/Pence ticket or a Pence/Cain ticket would be hard to beat. Let's hope Pence is willing to be drafted. He might be more likely to run for gov though.

    RSM is almost as big a fan of long-shot conservative underdogs as I am. But I'd say Palin has no better than a 5% chance of beating Obama.


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